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Skate and Surf 2015 Festival Review: Top 10 Sets + Photos

on May 18, 2015, 2:25pm
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Dads - Killian Young (1)

Dads had the misfortune of getting assigned a set time that overlapped with The Front Bottoms, arguably the biggest draw of the entire festival. (“We’re just gonna play a Front Bottoms CD and dance,” joked Ryan Azada, the band’s bassist, backstage.) And although the band have roots in New Jersey, they were hesitant to label (or rely on) this a homecoming show. In preparation for these potential obstacles, the trio inverted their set to perform their more well-known tracks from the start. Luck didn’t seem to be in Dads’ favor still, as the generator providing power to the stage gave out in the middle of their second song, “Shit Twins”. But the audience on hand provided all the amplification the band would need, belting out “You’ll say it’ll be just like the old days/ But it won’t be the fucking old days,” picking up right where drummer/vocalist John Bradley left off. Soon, power was restored and the band recovered with “Get to the Beach!” and “The Romantic Ocean”.

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