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A Parody & Preview: Jimmy Buffe(s)t’s Margaritaville

Last night, I switched on my car radio and “Margaritaville” came on. For months now, every time I get into the car that song comes on right at the “Blew out my flip flop line”. It’s a terrible fucking song. But I do enjoy how catchy it is and how much it makes other people miserable. Hours later, I went to Kevin‘s Facebook page to post a quick Fest themed parody in hopes of annoying him. Sometimes, Kevin and I have brainstorming …

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A Fest Veteran’s Guide to Having the Best Fest Ever

The FEST 14

Fest is one of the biggest weekends of the year for fans of punk music. The first time I found myself in Gainesville, Florida was for Fest 10. I didn’t know too much about what Fest was, what I would experience, or how the weekend would unfold. Needless to say it ended up being awesome, but there were a lot of things I wish someone had prepared me for. Over the last four years, I have never missed a Fest, …

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So you want to get a Fest Tattoo?

So you want to immortalize your drunken weekend of debauchery and possible bad decisions with the ultimate keepsake, a tattoo. Whether you want the tried and true Stressface or something a little more personal, a handful of shops have been catering to the Fest crowd for years, and selecting a good shop can be daunting. Here’s some shops both in Ybor (Pre-Fest) and in Gainesville that are Fest friendly and usually run some kind of special, or have a special …

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FEST 14 Preview: Kevin’s Seven

Fest is one of the greatest times of the year. Friends past, present, and even future gather in one small town in Florida and party with some of the greatest bands on earth. But with so many bands playing, it’s damn near impossible to know who every band is. Fear not dear reader, Kevin is here to hold your hand and take you on a journey of discovery. With big acts like Andrew W.K., Lagwagon, and The Menzingers, a lot …

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Column: Fest Friends Forever!

Throughout the history of punk rock, there has always been a common strand of a “why not?” attitude. Ian MacKaye meticulously folded, glued and numbered the inserts for their records by hand, because why not? The heads of major labels could not have cared less about the punk scene at the time. Mike Park launched the now well-respected and loved Asian Man Records out of a garage because why not throw caution to the wind and follow your passion in …

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Riot Fest 2015 Premiere: The Academy Is…

The Academy Is

Editor’s note: At Team FtLP, we aren’t letting summer coming to a close bum us out. As the days get shorter, we’re that much closer to this year’s Riot Fest! Year 11 for the festival is shaping up to be one for the record books, and we simply cannot contain our excitement. To help bring you to our level of stokage, we asked our contributors to talk about the bands they’re most excited to see this year. Today Brad Petrik reminisces with The Academy …

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Riot Fest 2015 Preview: Motorhead

Motorhead

Editor’s note: At Team FtLP, we aren’t letting summer coming to a close bum us out. As the days get shorter, we’re that much closer to this year’s Riot Fest! Year 11 for the festival is shaping up to be one for the record books, and we simply cannot contain our excitement. To help bring you to our level of stokage, we asked our contributors to talk about the bands they’re most excited to see this year. Today Amanda DeKalb talks about how …

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Riot Fest 2015 Preview: Direct Hit!

Direct Hit

*featured photo from Patrick Houdek Photography Editor’s note: At Team FtLP, we aren’t letting summer coming to a close bum us out. As the days get shorter, we’re that much closer to this year’s Riot Fest! Year 11 for the festival is shaping up to be one for the record books, and we simply cannot contain our excitement. To help bring you to our level of stokage, we asked our contributors to talk about the bands they’re most excited to see this …

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