Sad Summer Fest 2019

July 27, 2019

DCPA Sculpture Park, Denver

Because punk is a feeling for all seasons


Nothing gets me onboard to see a show more quicly than putting Stand Atlantic on the bill.

Or so I thought.

Apparently what it takes to kick things up that extra notch is to add Just Friends, Mom Jeans, and The Maine to the list, throw it outdoors in an atypical and weirdly effective mini-festival space, and make it the most pleasant July day in the history of the universe.

Top to bottom, each performance raised the impressive high-water mark of crowd energy fueled by the last. It was quite something to see a show with only a couple of long-established bands so consistently satisfy its audience. From the Aussie pop-punk through the ska-and-funk-infused-punk-jamband, the crowd was in for a penny, a pound, and the whole mint.

10/10 would be sad again.

Parker H. DavisComment