From there, bands went wild, and music was blasting from every stage. The Sellouts, out of Houston, put on a crowd pleasing set of Modern Melodic hardcore. Dog Company from Dallas gathered a sizable crowd of their own in the backwoods area, and captivated the audience with their raw yet melody laden Punk sound paired with a high energy stage show. The Hammercocks polluted the air with a powerful blast of nice and gritty Rock and Punk hybrid.
The fest even had a bit of cultural diversity with acts like Alimanas, who had a loud, pit filled set of Spanish hardcore Punk, and Pinata Protest, which featured a rowdy Folk Punk sound that included a surprisingly congruent inclusion of accordion playing.
Shortly after the day had turned to night, The Ballistics took the stage. They collected most of the crowd at the fest, and kicked everyone into prime moshing form making for a less noticeably cold night. They tore through a number anthemic hardcore Punk originals, some of which even had the crowd shouting along, before finishing just in time for everyone to flood to the nights headliner.
Symbol Six had unsurprisingly the largest crowd of the entire second day, yet they also gave one of the most intimate sets of the fest. After a quick sound check, they welcomed some bandana clad audience members on stage to be deemed Symbol Six Bandits, and after quickly kicking everyone off stage, the grinding set and perpetual pit emerged. They played through a set embracing the classic SoCal Punk sound while also encompassing certain elements of Rock. The band played stop on a dime tight and held the stage with a presence that only experienced Punk veterans can. Eric, the frontman, reflected the varying moods of the songs often personifying the catharsis of feelings expressed in the songs, all while staying within spitting distance of the fans. The highlights of the set include songs like "Symbol Six", "Beverlywood", "Ego", and "Napalm Love". Along with such classic original they showcased a number of special covers: "Midnight Rambler", which featured Texas' own Stig Stench of Stench Radio wailing on the harmonica, "Problems" by The Sex Pistols, "London's Burning" by The Clash, and "The Hideout" by The Weirdos. Of course aside from the amazing music, the ripping stage show, and the high level of crowd participation, the best part is they smelled of fresh lilacs.
Symbol Six has top notch Punk Rock, women, beer, and can be used as an air freshener! What more can you ask for? The party is with Symbol Six, so where are you?