Photos: MusInk Festival at The OC Fair & Event Center (Costa Mesa, CA)

MusInk Festival 2014
Descendents (Los Angeles, CA), Rittz (Atlanta, GA), The Transplants (Los Angeles, CA), and Judge (New York, NY)
March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2014
The OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA

This year’s MUSINK fest brought about a 3 day appreciation for tattoo culture and excellent music to Costa Mesa, CA.  Day 1 had Love Canal, The Vandals, and legendary punk band Descendents on the bill.  Running over from the House of Blues in Anaheim, I arrived just in time to see The Vandals play the last 3 songs of their set.  I was super bummed but getting to see a set by the Descendents totally softened the blow.

Day 2 of Musink had Rittz, The Transplants, and Techn9ne on the bill.  Rittz started the music off with a lively set. Soon after, The Transplants hit the stage and I was just as stoked as I was the night before.  Tim Armstrong, Skinhead Rob, and Travis Barker are beasts.  They had the entire crowd eating out of the palms of their hands.

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Day 3 had Strife, H2O, Judge, and Gorilla Biscuits on the bill.  I had an outdated version of the set time list and so I arrived right as H2O was finishing their set. I was bummed again but I had so much fun watching so many people crowd surf their way to the stage.  I don’t think it ever stopped.  By the time Judge came on it got brutal and we were quickly escorted out of the way.

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