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Frazier's Skatepark was filled with fans of all ages listening to five bands as part of a lively spring break benefit for the homeless in Bakersfield.
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Mandi Overs of The Walking Dead helped organize the five-band concert to collect food.
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Chris Lyons of The Walking Dead on drums.
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Fans of all ages turned up as young local musicians transformed the Frazier Mountain Skate Park into Skatestock for their Food Not Bombs Concert Friday, April 2.
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By Patric Hedlund
“The name of this song is ‘I love you, let’s make kisses,’” the guitarist called into the mic, but it wasn’t. The real lyrics? “We’re already deadddddd!!!!!” in a rasping metal growl, as The Walking Dead started their set at the Food Not Bombs concert on Friday, April 2 in the Frazier Mountain Skate Park.
Five bands participated in the lively afternoon filled with skating, music and fun, all coordinated by the mountain’s young adults for spring break.
They collected food for homeless people in Bakersfield and plan a concert in the near future to help replenish food banks serving local needy families, according to Mandi Overs, one of the concert coordinators.
Participating bands included Tranquilo (Angelo “Lurch” Caprio, Justin Bahn and Cody “Madness” Maness); A New Hope (Jon Cherrie, Jonah Martin and Justin “Blackie” Goudeau) playing alternative experimental blues; Blood Thirsties (Erik Espetia, Cole Walling, Blake Hipp and Robbie Kester); The Walking Dead (with Mandy Overs, Chris Lyons, Adam “Atom” Singleton and Taylor “Meatball” Dubois); and Asceticism (with Jon Cherrie, Devin Ashley and Jonah Martin) playing “metalgrind core,” said Cherrie.
This is part of the April 09, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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