Monday, August 18, 2003

Purple Door music festival was tons of fun minus the lightning and rain. We were caught in a few of the biggest storms I have ever seen. A couple times I was forced to flee to my van and wait the storm out. Aside from the storms I heard some great music. Squad Five-0 played an amazing set. Everyone had a great time after the sun came out and Jeff Squad encouraged everyone to throw hay at each other in the pit. I saw Norma Jean who was fun to watch but not sure if I will ever get into the hardcore scene. The band that surprised me the most was mewithoutYou. They put on an excellent show and were very thankful to play on the main stage. They have a very odd heavy sound but the vocals are a cross between speaking and screaming. Its hard to describe but I think I like it. Hopefully they will play in Pittsburgh soon.