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Do You Stage Dive with a Backpack? If so, We need to Talk.

Through and through a common staple at many shows of a certain genre is stage driving. To concert attendees stage diving can either be a fun experience or something that will leave a bad taste in your mouth. For someone like myself, who doesn’t fancy jumping headfirst into a crowd of people I tend to stay away from the act of stage  diving. For the people who choose to stage dive at shows, they make their own memories and if staging diving assists with making memories, then go right ahead! I can respect someone’s choice to stage dive, though where a problem arises is when it comes to the pesky backpack. Time after time myself and many others have had run ins with people stage diving with backpacks. Ranging from small things like simply getting hit in the face with whatever brick you chose to keep in your backpack that night to getting choked when you decide to keep your straps loose when you jump off the stage. When in the middle of enjoying a show wouldn’t that be one of the last things you would want to happen? Now, I know what you’re probably thinking, can’t take the “hit” get out of the pit but there is a fine line between having a good time and not taking into account your surroundings. Now there is various reason one may bring a backpack to a show-which may have lessened now due to security reason-, the question I have is why would you stage dive with a backpack?

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Two Punk Band Returns Im Waiting For.

Heart to Heart-
With their latest work Dulce ( 2014) Heart to Heart spent the last few years working real hard. Touring on the Vans Warped Tour before it release, the band made sure that every set they played was beyond expectations. The thing that keeps anyone and everyone listening to this band, even during their time off, is the fact their lyrics never cease to conform to anything less than  what they want. They always touch on subjects most musicians wouldn’t dare to speak of, domestic violence, addiction, and even mental health.  Words cannot begin to describe the level of musicians they are also, taking everything into consideration Heart to Heart is a band going to be taking the world by storm.
Recommended song:Heart to Heart – Stuck (feat. Tony Geravesh from Stickup Kid)
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Handguns-
Wild and loud, Handguns is a band that will blow you away from the moment they hit the stage.
Their latest work Disenchanted (2015) was an excellent follow up to their previous work Angst, with a fresh new feel. Handguns is that band you listen to when anything and everything is going wrong, they have a reckless sound that helps push problems out of your mind. I can’t wait for what’s next from Handguns, because everyone needs that bandaid once in their life.
Recommend song: Self Portrait- Handguns

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