#FBF: Taste of Chaos

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Back in the day I remember Taste of Chaos being the fall/indoor version of Warped Tour. Instead of a handful of stages, there were a mere two, and it was inside the air conditioned safe haven that is the Long Beach Arena. Then somewhere between then and last year, things went and changed. Last year it was still in the fall but it was not a tour but a one off show that featured bands from when I was in high school – so yeah, bands that first made a name for themselves a decade or so ago. The success of that (and nostalgia) allowed Taste of Chaos to return in 2016 but they went and moved it outside for good and made it a full on tour once more. Now, I appreciate live music as much as the next kidult (thank you Julie Klausner for my new favorite word), but outside in the blazing heat watching bands from when I was a mere adolescent? My body was not ready, my body was not ready!

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GML: #LoveForLeslieJ

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First off, don’t trust a movie review – Ghostbusters was hilarious and really, the first live-action movie I’ve cared about this year. Which leads me to this – the hate that Leslie Jones has been dealing with via those damn internet trolls who live in the depths of Twitter. Why? Why attack this woman who did nothing but deliver a great performance in a movie, and who is one of the redeeming factors of the current SNL lineup? Jones has done nothing but prove that it’s never too late to make your dreams come true and that is one of the many reasons I am enamored by her. She’s the oldest member of the cast, and it seems like her career is just starting to pop off and that goes to show that it’s never too late to make it. I just want to find this woman and give her a hug. Hell, have you looked around the world right now? This is not the time for petty behavior like that. Those trolls need to do some growing up and get a life. Now let’s get to the music…

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Dash|Ten Vets of Life and Warped

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In between the time Corrin Campbell of Dash|Ten was sent these questions and now, the band announced with “heavy hearts” that “due to circumstances beyond our control,” they would be leaving Warped Tour. It’s never easy to have to go and change your plans and I wish them the best with whatever it is they are going through on their end. Alas, I wasn’t going to just ditch out on sharing what Corrin had to say about her time on the road this summer as part of one of the longest running traveling music festivals to date – from how they kept it clean to safety, we touched on it all and then some.

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