Faster Pussycat owned 80's In The Park or as lead singer Taime Downe fittingly dubbed it, "80's in the Swamp"
Yes, the whole story of the humidity and heat, rock and roll, mayhem and mud will follow shortly, but right now I'm going to get up some quick reviews and photo sets of the bands I caught over the three days last weekend.
Faster Pussycat (also made up of Xristian Simon and Ace Von Johnson on guitars, Danny Nordahl on Bass and Chad Stewart on drums) hit the stage shortly after the sun went down on Friday and played a fifty minute ten song set that would be one of the highlights of the weekend.
The setlist was as follows:
Jack The Bastard
Slip Of The Tongue
Number 1 With a Bullet
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll
House of Pain (with Chip from Enuff Z'Nuff on backing vocals)
Pretty Fucked Up (Supersuckers cover)
Shut Up and Fuck (Betty Blowtorch cover)
Straight through non stop rock and a great lead in for headliner Jack Russell's Great White.
Later on we went back to the hotel for the after party for VIP ticket holders and got to hang and meet the whole band (except for Xristian who we did not see). Great bunch of guys who chatted, took photos with and signed autographs for all their fans. I don't think anything can top this great autography by Danny though! He's a goddamn hoot.
AUTOGRAPH CONTEST: I got an extra 8"x10" photo of Ace Von Johnson signed for another giveaway. All you have to do is visit our Facebook page and click "Follow" (if you aren't already following) AND click "Like" on the review post on the page. I'll do a drawing in about two weeks of all followers who clicked "Like". I'll post the winner's name on the page and send them the signed photo (The photo is one I took at Dingbatz in NJ that Ace used for a while as his profile pic on Facebook). I pay shipping, no cost at all to the winner. Good luck to all!
As always, click on any of the photos to supersize them. Also feel free to use them in your articles or blogs, I just ask you give photo credit and let us know where they are being posted so we can share the links. More photos from 80's in the Park to come soon. Rock on and Enjoy - Paul.