This weekend saw the opening and closing of the 6th Anniversary of the MUSINK Tattoo and Music festival held at the OC Fair Grounds. Thousand of fans attended the three day event that featured tattoo artist from all over the globe but a majority from California. Some of the featured artist at this years show were Robert Hernandez, Jake Fraser, Rob Hill of Ventura Tattoo from Ventura,CA to name a few.
The music side of the festival this year featured headliners Bad Religion, Pennywise and Reverend Horton Heat along with Lagwagon, Guttermouth, T.S.O.L., The Vandals as well as local band that won the battle of the bands competition that was held prior to the opening of the festival.
Bad Religion started their North America tour at the festival in support of the bands latest album â€œTrue Northâ€ Friday night underwent sound trouble while playing some of the bands iconic songs, â€œInfectedâ€ and â€œSorrowâ€. The bans had sound problems during there performace as the person mixing on the sound board that evening couldnâ€™t get it straight from band to band because The Vandals and Guttermouth sounded great in the make shift exhibition hall that during MUSINK holds the concerts parallel to the exhibition hall that features the Tattoo artist. On Saturday the issue seemed to be corrected as T.S.O.L., Lagwagon and Pennywise ripped the roof off the building. Crowds of fans packing the building that looks like a super large version of a tuff shed storage unit. Pennywise just reunited with lead singer Jim Lindberg last October and began playing such in January again. The Hermosa Beach band took the stage and the loyal following of the bands straight in your face punk rock lyrics got the crowd into a frenzy. If you have ever been to a Pennywise show you know exactly what I am talking about. Ending the nights performances as always with the bands signature tune â€œBro Hymn.â€
The MUSINK Tattoo and Music Festival ended with the Reverend Horton Heat and the Headcat featuring Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister with a solo performance by Jonny Two Bags.
The Music and especially the incredibly amazing artist that attend this years MUSINK made the festival topped the 2012 version of the festival. What next years will hold is going to be amazing to see.
(Highlights from the MUSINK 2013 and Photos can be viewed below and on our Facebook page.)