Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, Az
At Tempe Beach Park, Phoenix, Saturday night, ten punk bands came together for an incredible one-time concert. Walking into the festival, crowds of skaters gather near the North Stage, leaving the remaining metalcore fans to linger on the south side. Opener, Strung Out sought to encourage movement from a large group of hot, warmly dressed punks after standing in line for hours in spring’s foreshadowing heat. Surprisingly, they did well in perking up an already inebriated crowd with moshable, fast-paced rock, even gaining me as a new fan.