Friday, September 13, 2019

GROWING UP GREEN!! Wake up!! Wake up! It’s a Full Terror Assault!

We inched our bus into the Shawnee National Forest, destination Full Terror Assault at the famous Cave in Rock! Once the first home base of the Juggalos’ festivals, transformed now into a full on Metal campground!

This is a relatively new festival, a camping festival styled like the European giants, with liberties galore, since it is located on private land. Golf carts, coolers, camping, kickass food trucks and a merch selection to drool over! It’s all there without the rigid rules of most US festivals. Relaxing yet full of excitement!

There was even a man selling homemade moonshine!!!

Bands all day, on two stages, which were both easily accessible! No security problems either! I can see this growing each year, as the vibe is cool, everyone working was nice and at the same time, professional. You could even take coolers in!!! Let’s keep an eye on this one! It’s surely going to be a force in the next couple years! Soulfly, MOD, Vio-lence, Crisix, Unearth, and many others rocked the woods! Four days of Metal flying through the trees, and skimming across the swimmers in the river! Let’s DO this again! Special thanks to Shane for organizing the mayhem!!

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

GROWING UP GREEN! Wake up!! Wake up!! Let’s go to the Alcatraz Festival in Belgium

August 11 Soulfly rolled into the encampment of the famous Alcatraz Festival! We weren’t strangers there!!

The day was full of press, a photo shoot with the famed rock photographer, Tim Tronckoe (who I adore working with!), seeing old friends and super delish catering! And what about that stage set up!! Not to forget the Tribe who were out in full fierce!!! Max was also happy to see Glen Benton!

You know what’s so cool and fan-frikken-tastic? The Mayor is a huge contributor to the show!!! That’s beyond rad! We met Mayor Vincent Van Quickenborne of Kortrijk, Belgium, the previous time Soulfly played at Alcatraz. He was traveling this time, so he sent a rep to deliver Max a personalized city soccer jersey, and some fine chocolates and local beer for the band. Super unexpected and very much appreciated!!!

When the band hit the stage, the Ritual began! The pit, the sweat, the music, and the metal blended as one! The fans make the long work days worth it! Big thatnks yo everyone e who contributed to the day! Heck, outside the bus, I even sold Incite cds and Igor’s book, to some die hard Tribe members!

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