It's almost here: Sacramento's huge, metal-and-rock, Aftershock festival in Discovery Park.
Gates open at 11 am Saturday for two days of intense music. Headliners include Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold... check out the lineup here.
It's not only a place to see and experience the headliners: you may hear new bands tomorrow and Sunday who will blow your minds. Last year, I added Gemini Syndrome (playing Sunday at 12.10 pm) and Beware of Darkness to my personal list of bands to follow.
I understand that the hotels local to the festival are rather full, and that there are going to be around 13,000 people in attendance (the Sacramento Bee has a nice preview today). I remember last year, turning around during Deftone's set, and realising that most of the population of Northern California must be rock fans, and at Aftershock! It was an awe-inspiring sight!
See you there! (I'm the one with the cameras and the special pants. You see them, (the cargo pants) you'll know what I mean. Before you ask the same questions that everyone else does: I bought them in Beijing, China, and no I don't know where you can find them in the USA, wish I did. Better get on a plane again soon!)