Carolina Rebellion - like all good things, had to come to an end and this years version was a huge success. Fans came from far and wide to get festive and rock their balls off. This year was the biggest in the 4 year history of the festival. Props to Monster Energy, Ernie Ball, The Worlds Loudest Month and the fans for making this event so huge. Let's not forget the bands that are at the top of their game and hitting stages world wide that come out to play these festivals.
God and Mother Nature must be music lovers because the weather cooperated. With the perfect weather (no rain like last year), festival go-ers stayed for the full time and there was not a partial rain-out like last year.
It takes more than good weather to make a festival a success. With Rock Gods like Kid Rock, Memphis May Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, HELLYEAH, Fozzy, Rob Zombie, Fuel, Nothing More, Seether, Volbeat, Gemini Syndrome, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Black Label Society...and the list goes on...how could music fans not flock to Carolina Rebellion?
Lets not forget that it’s not just the bands that make a festival an event. There is the vendor village where you can scoop up all the gear that is sure to become treasure that will be passed down to your offspring. It is not uncommon at festivals to see band members walking about and hanging out in vendor village where meet and greets happen and where they are scoring swag themselves.
One place you are sure to see some Rock 'n Roll faces is near the Rock -n- Roll GangStar booth. All the way from SoCal these guys bring the clothes that not only fans wear but bands want to wear. They are hitting 4 of 6 of the festivals during the Worlds Loudest Month. They are calling their tour Balls Of Steel!
While you are saying hi to the gang, make sure to pick up a print copy of ROCKwell UnScene Music Magazine. The next issue is the festival issue and it covers the Worlds Loudest Month plus 5 other festivals from around the U.S. There will be interviews with HELLYEAH, Memphis May Fire, Nothing More, & many more! There will be exclusive photos of Kid Rock included ONLY in the festival kick off issue.
Well it is time to hit the road again and head to our next stop - Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH. See you all there!
Written by: Melissa & Wes Anderson, ROCKwell UnScene MUSIC Magazine & ROCKwell UnScene Radio Show. Photos by: ROCKwell UnScene