Day Four at main stage was filled with family-fun from MxPx and Relient K, although both bands played slightly subversive cover songs. MxPx covered "I Would Walk" by the Proclaimers and "Surrender" by Cheap Trick. Relient K covered Kenny Logins' "Flight into the Dangerzone" from Top Gun. It had all the 30-ish somethings smiling. (What can I say? Alien Corpse had two older sisters who loved pop music in the 80s!)
But the real entertainment of the evening was all about the metal. Here now is an interview with the original Metal Freak, Neil Beard.
Which band totally melted your brain last night?
The Showdown! They stole it!
What songs did they play?
Some new songs: "The Snake Pit" and "Give Us This Day."
How did the new songs sound?
Excellent and a lot heavier!
Did they turn the crowd into a pile of skulls?
Does liking the Showdown make us hillbillies, too?
Good interview, Neil, ur...um, the Metal Freak.
Dave from The Showdown. Yes, he is wearing his own band's shirt. Yes, those are snakes coming out of the skull, and yes, the back of the shirt does say, "High Voltage Heavy Metal."
The Metal Freak hanging out with the number one heavy metal band, The Showdown.