Last, but not least, I present blurry images of Mushroomhead (due in part by the crappy camera on my glorified watch of a phone and the fact that I couldn't maintain any balance for more than 5 seconds standing on the very edge of a moshpit and with dozens of crowd surfers falling on me). The effects with the drums is from water.
That's all for Day 2. Mushroomhead's show was awesome, but would've been better if they had a bigger stage and a longer set (due to the delay they were dropped from a headliner length of more than an hour to about 35-45 minutes). I'm hoping to see them, along with Blue Felix, again in October when they play in Flint, MI.
Day 3 was a bust. About 4 local bands played then we were hit by a massive storm (60-70 mph winds, tornado warnings, the works for the Midwest). After the storm cleared, there was at least 4 inches of mud out by the stage (they had that area closed to the fans for a few hours). Kittie and Dope were told to cancel by production (without alerting the fans, I might add). But they intend on making it up to the fans by holding a free show sometime this winter. The local bands were told they could play, but they had to haul their own gear through the mud and set it up themselves. No one in production decided it would've been a good idea to go get some boards or something to put on the mud to make the treks easier.
But, my friend and I got to hang out with a member of one of the bands that got screwed out of playing (friend offered her some beer so we were just bullshitting for a couple hours). It started because my friend and I saw her wandering through the camping area in her stage outfit and wanted to get a picture of her, then it evolved to getting a picture with her, then to giving her some beer, then to bullshitting and hanging out for a while.
Me with the keyboardist/samples for the local band Breech and Destroy
. She is literally 4'10" and weighs 85 pounds.
Her posing next to some random car we happened to be walking past
And her raping the car.