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Alright @RiotFest, let's do this!

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You know those stories of parents summoning otherworldly power to lift a car off their child? That was the energy of me trying to exit the bed this morning.

I don't know if this message will even send, as I fear that I was a victim of a brutal murder!

I am pain.

From birdsite 

Today's shows. I got a later start, but still packed in so many great acts!

From birdsite 

In this story, I was successfully baited into more than 60 minutes in the pit getting my ass kicked by hundreds of youthful, fit, rage-filled toddlers.

It was an amazing set, but I might need to visit an ER. 3/3

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Now reader, if this was a good story, it would be about how I brushed that insolence off and had a great show way in the back.

If it was a tale of heroism, it would be about how I got in that pit and showed those whippersnappers what's what.

Unfortunately... 2/3

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As I was headed to the front rail for Rise Against I heard "hey, old man, you getting in the pit?"

I pointed out that I was a bit old for that and he agreed that it was "probably for the best"

I'm sorry...what? 1/3

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I thought it was cool that @eMpyre_ramireX did this, so here was my exhausting, rainy yesterday. I didn't see all of each set, obviously, but I caught at least two songs from everything circled!

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At the hotel and my body is questioning the wisdom of an out of shape fat guy with a bad back lifting all those people.

Mistakes were made.

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Can confirm, currently being rained on in front of @Coheed! It's really soothing on the sunburn...

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During @MotionCityMusic I found my pit calling: I'm the edge on the pit that keeps the kids on, and if you look at me and say "up?", you--my friend--are going up!

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Anti-Flag was fantastic! At one point they started what they called the largest circle pit that has ever been or ever will be...there was a time I'd have been right in there. Today I learned I'm old, instead!

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I've been positively surprised by every band I've caught that I was unsure of so far... @EnvyOnTheCoast, @AmigoTheDevil, and @megmyers all killed! Looking forward to Anti-flag next!

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Made it to just in time to catch Meet Me @ The Altar's "Hit Like a Girl"...perfect timing!

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Those five golden days at the end there constitute the longest streak of finishes with no lookups I've had so far! Of course, no Friday or Saturday in there yet...

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I find the narrative surrounding "lessons of unity" we learned from 9/11 grotesque. Bricks through the store fronts of anyone browner than Toby Keith, freedom fries, and Lee Greenwood "patriotism" was the lesson from 9/11. Unity for white folks and nationalists.

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I don't know that I'm "younger people" per se, but I forget this a lot. It explains a lot of interactions I have with generations prior to mine. vm.tiktok.com/ZMRanqqxt/

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Finally getting a chance to play the Marvel edition of Villainous...it is a significant change in formula, but in a good way. It really suits the IP!

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I, for one, am tired of "finding out" as a result of our national policy of "fuck around"

From birdsite 

Each week, hundreds die from poverty, nearly a quarter of them children.
Every day thousands of people die that aren't organ donors while others die waiting for those organs.

There are roughly 800k abortions each year in the US, and that's where your "right to life" ends?

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