An army of scantily clothed underage rebels with multi-colored hair descended upon Desert Breeze Park for the 12th-annual music festival.
Mindless Self Indulgence played a 45-minute set complete with absurd insults from outlandish frontman Jimmy Urine. Recognizable tracks such as “Stupid MF” and “Straight To Video” brought waves of nostalgia to those old enough to experience it. Colorado natives 3OH!3 took the stage next, playing to a relatively tame crowd with the exception of a few troublemakers. Sage Francis was the highlight of the hip-hop stage, which mainly featured lesser-known indie rappers. Sage stayed true to his name with astute social and political commentary. His set started out well with some of his more melodic singles such as “Sea Lion,” but then declined when he rapped over hit songs such as the Pixies’ “Where is My Mind?” and Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer.”
New Found Glory closed the festival by playing fast and hard. Lead singer Jordan Pundik projected his iconic nasally vocals into the mic with intensity. It was difficult understanding him but the crowd didn’t seem to mind. ★★☆☆☆