The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival at Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 3/24/12

The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival Dr. AJ Chandler Park Saturday, March 24, 2012 Better Than: The last five years of Warped Tour.

There was a little something for everyone at the Chandler BBQ and Beer Festival, and it was pretty clear who was there for what purpose. Families formed long lines in front of numerous barbeque vendors, beer cups littered the ground, and a sea of punks and drunks surrounded the main stage.

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"This is the SoCal '90s tour," said Trever Keith, singer of Face to Face. Each band formed some time between the late '80s and early '90s and all hail from somewhere in the Los Angeles area, with the exception of Buck-O-Nine, who is from San Diego, and all four play some variation of ska and/or punk.

Every frontman, except Frank Casillas of Voodoo Glow Skulls said something about old age--Oldfinger was my favorite--and how long they've been in a band. The magic year of nostalgia seemed to be 1996.

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Melissa Fossum
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