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Sound And Fury shut down following brawl

Monday, July 26, 2010 9:41 AM PT


This year's Sound and Fury Festival in Santa Barbara, California apparently ended in a bit of chaos yesterday as day three of the festival was shut down following a small riot.

What really happened isn't exactly clear, but according to Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department, a "large fight" erupted at roughly 6:20pm. Strangely, it seems that the ruckus was partially precipated by someone riding a motorcycle into the pit area of the Earl Warren Showgrounds during a set by New York hardcore band Backtrack.

nothing says hardcore like a motorcycle in the pit

Officers ultimately shut the show down, preventing a handful of bands from taking the stage. Among those that did not get to perform were Earth Crisis, Bane, Bracewar, Foundation, and Defeater.

Several hundred festival attendees did eventually make their way to an impromptu house show in Oxnard, where Foundation, Bracewar, and others played. Unfortunately, that show was shut down by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department after neighbors reported noise and loitering. The host was later arrested for violating a noise ordinance.



Update: Sound and Fury organizers have issued a statement.



64 comments


7/26/2010 9:45:28 AM
first post. punk rawk

7/26/2010 9:49:27 AM
cool, a motorcycle.

7/26/2010 9:52:52 AM
everyone involved should die for being willing to be at that show

7/26/2010 9:56:52 AM
what a bunch of gays

7/26/2010 9:59:16 AM
not very hardcore

7/26/2010 10:15:19 AM
jesus christ

7/26/2010 10:22:05 AM
Good for Santa Barbara Sheriffs department for shutting this shitfest down. Who the fck rides a motorcycle through the middle of a show? Hopefully it was that gay who got beat up.

7/26/2010 10:24:15 AM
So bands that travelled across the country couldnt play because a retard brought his gayy bike into the pit. This also means said bands probably didnt get paid. Way to fck it up.

7/26/2010 10:26:32 AM
would not mosh with bald guy.

7/26/2010 10:30:23 AM
How is he gonna throwdown with the bike that fcking gay?

7/26/2010 10:46:50 AM
if you want to roll into a pit Undertaker style at least get a better bike....fcking gay.

7/26/2010 10:55:48 AM
At least he wore a helmet. Safety first, bros.

7/26/2010 11:01:03 AM
Requirements: White Soles Only Bro's

7/26/2010 11:06:10 AM
holy fcking lol. i have friends that were at this shit

7/26/2010 11:06:31 AM
people seem to be enjoying it. the cali bros probably saw the bike and thought that would be a good excuse to start a fight.

7/26/2010 11:09:56 AM
actually to anyone that went, how was Strife???

7/26/2010 11:10:35 AM
epic epic fail

7/26/2010 11:22:19 AM
stupid people doing stupid things at a stupid show

7/26/2010 11:32:46 AM
BANE

7/26/2010 11:33:06 AM
fat white guy looks like he's about to charge

7/26/2010 11:54:26 AM
i hope that kid on the bike got beat up

7/26/2010 12:33:49 PM
you guys are a bunch of nerds. this shit is awesome.

7/26/2010 12:35:50 PM
This is what you get for putting Black Label Society on the bill

7/26/2010 12:48:56 PM
gay fest

7/26/2010 12:49:09 PM
NU METAL 4 LIFE

7/26/2010 12:57:19 PM
POST VIDS OR IT DIDN"T HAPPEN!

7/26/2010 1:20:35 PM
just another hardcore show lol was he in chips lol.

7/26/2010 1:40:28 PM
I see guys getting busted with weed at shows, how did this guy sneek in a bike?

7/26/2010 1:42:24 PM
PUNK RAWK HXC xfck AUTHORITYx

7/26/2010 2:06:55 PM
xmusicislifexI see guys getting busted with weed at shows, how did this guy sneek in a bike?....hiding in plain sight dude. he knew theyd be expecting small shit like a weed stash. you win this time, anonymous two-wheeler.

7/26/2010 2:20:49 PM
xdandanx was behind all of it

7/26/2010 2:30:43 PM
pssyshit. watch the bad luck 13 footage from hellfest o4 and try and call this a riot. bunch of pussies thowing garbage cans.

7/26/2010 2:34:46 PM
i wish some one actually jumped him and stole the bike...imagine standing in the middle of the circle with your face in your hands wondering where the bike his parents bought him went

7/26/2010 2:43:34 PM
the video is like a lambgoat thread. A bunch of random nonsensical talk with tons of audible 'gays' being thrown around.

7/26/2010 2:44:58 PM
how gay. pit beef is soo high school.. long live gayit crews.

7/26/2010 3:00:06 PM
i'm sorry, but i LOL'ed when that cop got pegged with a garbage can.

7/26/2010 3:06:03 PM
Awesome! One less gay fest.

7/26/2010 3:08:36 PM
LOL Some one got tazed, cop got hit in the face with a trash can, broken windows...fckING EPIC WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/26/2010 3:11:00 PM
Man, I got enough sense not to ride a motorcycle into a pit... Yeah, I rode that motorcycle into the pit.

7/26/2010 3:12:21 PM
What an impressive show of nu-metal behavior.

7/26/2010 3:15:18 PM
Glad the kids didn't let the c-ck sucking police just have their way and actually did something back to them.

7/26/2010 3:18:34 PM
did something back to them?? they threw a rubber garbage can and shouted gay. Not really stabbing the back of authority with rubbermaid. Calm your self down.

7/26/2010 3:18:53 PM
Where is this guys leather jacket? California fcking sucks.

7/26/2010 3:24:15 PM
hardcore shows are a fcking powderkeg as it is, what do you expect.

7/26/2010 3:26:00 PM
I thought that motorcycle story was a joke. This is hilarious.

7/26/2010 3:58:02 PM
boo fcking hoo

7/26/2010 4:01:52 PM
ATTENTION. I NEEDZ IT.

7/26/2010 4:07:03 PM
hahahaha dumb jocks ruin their own stupid dumb jock party

7/26/2010 4:08:46 PM
LoydChristmas 7/26/2010 10:46:50 AM if you want to roll into a pit Undertaker style at least get a better bike....fcking gay. HA!

7/26/2010 5:03:20 PM
"palmerlcc 7/26/2010 3:18:34 PMdid something back to them?? they threw a rubber garbage can and shouted gay. Not really stabbing the back of authority with rubbermaid. Calm your self down." several security guards got beaten/hit with bottles etc.

7/26/2010 5:04:24 PM
fest was awesome, ending to the fest was awesome. after-show at the oxnard house was way better than anything that could have happened at the fest. only bummer was bane not playing.

7/26/2010 5:53:41 PM
someone got tazed. i tell you, these fcking pigs need an asskicking!!

7/26/2010 8:59:58 PM
palmerlcc 7/26/2010 11:09:56 AM actually to anyone that went, how was Strife??? Soooooooooooooo goood. :-)

7/26/2010 11:01:19 PM
security and motorcycle-mosh is destroying hardcore

7/26/2010 11:46:49 PM
hahah stupid fcking gays

7/27/2010 12:06:10 AM
what retards let this gay in with his "motorcycle" anyway? and what in the fck kinda bike is that? actually the gayest shit ever.

7/27/2010 1:33:33 AM
A bunch of dumb hardcore kids doing dumb shit at a hardcore show/fest? No way! That NEVER happens!

7/27/2010 9:29:49 AM
Hardcore is officially gay, I'd be siked if a bro pulled into the pit on a bike, I'd totally give him a pound for that

7/27/2010 11:22:39 AM
http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/sound_and_fur
y_festival_canceled_after_riot/ there is a link to a more detailed report with more pictures and shit....

7/28/2010 6:41:17 PM
stoooopid is a gay, 'good for the police!'

7/28/2010 8:37:51 PM
all while wearing a full face helmet, what a fcking gay piece of shit!

7/30/2010 2:05:24 PM
i was hoping the house show would spark a resurgence of 'nardcore.

4/5/2011 3:10:47 PM
The only thing that bike is good for is a circle pit: that is to trample over all gays who are gay enough to actually engage in a circle pit.

4/10/2013 1:01:52 PM
Bring back 2010