"It will never ever happen again,at least not though me",said Mike Bullwinkle, promoter of the three night extravaganza at the Savoy in near by Pennsauken NJ. The rewards were many but putting this on is a full time job. Phone calls had to be made,contracts signed, logistics worked out but Bullwinkle pulled it off big time. Last night May 17 2014 is a night that will live in infamy for the Philadelphia music scene.
Bands such as Funhouse, White Foxx, Ski (singing Deadly Blessing songs) , Anvil Bitch, all came out to play. Saturday night's show drew a few hundred people out . The Dead End Kids , who started the Philly music scene with shows that were like something Motley Crue would do, but only before Motley Crue was even formed., got to play twice during the weekend.
Seeing White Foxx back together to belt out songs like "Harder" and "Beverly Hills was worth the price of admission alone, The band still has it and can deliver it right in your face. Other musicians that were there such as Ski, who jumped off the stage to give out free buttons to the crowd proved he sounds just like he did way back. Special guest John Corabi was there as well.
Mark Evans, front man for Heavens Edge did an acoustic show, then was brought back on stage with Corabi. Evans currently has several projects at once, including the Mark Evans Duo, yet still found time to do this.
Aside from the bands there was a top notch crew, with people such as Harvey Kilner making sure the show ran smooth.
Most of the bands kept to a short 20 minute set. One band that should have gone on sooner was the Bloody Stools. With only the lead singer Frankie Long still in the band, other musicians were brought in and played four songs. They closed out the show. When the band played Bonnies Roxx in Atco NJ , the mere name on the marque was enough to draw a response from the cops. While they did play past the 2:00 a.m. curfew, they could have played longer. They got their fame through WYSP and a show called Metal Shop. Sadly, an idiotic brain dead moron changed the format to sports yak. The thunder that was YSP now exists only as a shadow of itself on HD.
At the merchandise table, bands were selling CD's and T shirts. Most people had no idea that the man behind the merch. table was none other than Mean Ed Green from Metal Shop. The man that played the Stools on the radio. " I got my ass kicked good" said Green of the nights performances. Internet radio station Toxicnetwork was doing a broadcast from the show and had lots of interviews on deck for their podcast coverage of this event.
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