Inside Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015
Triple the fun
This past weekend, the 10th annual Fun Fun Fun Fest descended on Austin, Texas to deliver three solid days of BMX, skateboarding, music and shenanigans to throngs of spectators. Featuring a Volcom-sponsored ramp dubbed the Super Collider, Fun Fun Fun Fest provided fun to visiting skate and BMX pros. Here's an inside look at the action.
Behold the Super Collider
2012 Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year and Flip Skateboards pro David Gonzalez was on hand all weekend, blasting solid airs with consistency.
It's not all action sports and music at Fun Fun Fun Fest -- there is also Anarchy Championship Wrestling in between your favorite punk and hip-hop acts.
Thousands of miles between us
Boston mathcore legends Converge opened up Fun Fun Fun Fest on Thursday night at Austin's Mohawk club with a scathing set that included new and old songs alike. They returned on Friday to Fun Fun's black stage for an even bigger show.
Fit Bike Co. pro Tom Dugan attended Fun Fun Fun Fest and blasted the highest airs out of the Volcom Super Collider ramp. After leaving Austin, Dugan headed for Hawaii to sample local concrete.
Can I say?
One of the most anticipated acts of the weekend was the original lineup of the Washington D.C. act, Dag Nasty. The original lineup played one show in 2012, but that was their first time together since 1986. The band played select hits from their seminal 1986 classic, "Can I Say?" Here, lead vocalist Shawn Brown engages the crowd.
Birds of prey
He rides BMX Dirt at the X Games, he builds the dirt jumps at X Games, and he can throw a mean footplant. Here is Austin, Texas local Clint Reynolds getting it done on the Super Collider.
Chapel Hill's own Archers of Loaf originally broke up in 1998, but reunite on occasion to perform at festivals and on Jimmy Fallon. Their seminal classic album, "Icky Mettle," released in 1993, was featured in several influential BMX and skate videos, and several of those songs were recreated at Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Local Austin act Moving Panoramas take to the stage on day 2 of Fun Fun Fun Fest, just weeks after releasing their first album on Modern Outsider Records.
Rain threatened the BMX and skate demos throughout the weekend, but that wasn't enough to stop Tom Dugan from blasting the Super Collider extension.
Shecks on course
Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler gets in some shine time on the Super Collider ramp, under the threat of rain. Upon viewing the ramp for the first time, Sheckler had one thing to say: "Game on!"
Dave Navarro (left) and Perry Farrell (right) of Jane's Addiction played a raucous set on Saturday night at Fun Fun Fun Fest, running through the entirety of their 1990 album, "Ritual de lo Habitual."
Skateboard art was on display courtesy of Project Loop, who will later auction off the decks to raise funds for a skatepark in Taylor, Texas. On the right is Austin's own Tim Kerr's deck, which he painted in tribute to legendary vert skater Jeff Phillips. Phillips died in 1993, but his influence on vertical skateboarding remains.
Turn down for what?
The Austin rider known simply as Pauly the Pirate clicks a turndown for the eager Fun Fun Fun Fest crowd.
San Diego's own Drive Like Jehu originally broke up in 1995 after releasing two groundbreaking albums, but reunite on occasion for festivals. Here, lead guitarist John Reis smashes his guitar through his monitor.
Whip it good
Mutiny Bikes pro team rider Jeff Wescott throws a tailwhip nosepick on the Super Collider before closing out the weekend.
Mutoid Man's Steve Brodsky rocks out during their final song. The band, which features members of Cave In and Converge, has been steadily on tour since releasing their first full-length album ("Bleeder") on Sargent House Records last summer. This was one of two sets the band played during the weekend.