Words & Photos by Joe Calixto | Additional Photos by Sam Jameson

Shortly after a pretty wild kick off show the night before. Sound and Fury 2017 was in full swing. After an entire year of waiting, people from all across the country, possibly the world, gathered to celebrate the common bond amongst the attendees, their love for punk and hardcore.

Day 1’s line up was nothing short of stacked. Step For Change started the festivities with a banger of a set, followed by Florida’s own Ecostrike. Loyal to the Grave from Japan showcased what Tokyo hardcore was all about and definitely got the crowd riled up.

Disclaimer: I left shortly after Lock to go to my little brother’s high school graduation because I am a great older brother. But got back in time for Terror and Turnstile. While I was gone, my boy Sam Jameson took over and snapped some killer photos of Westpoint, Xibalba, Firewalker, Take Offense, the champs Bracewar, Fury and the return of Harness.

So I got back in time to see one of hardcore’s long standing bands – Los Angeles’ very own TerrorIt didn’t even seem that Scott Vogel took a break from front man duties and got the crowd flying off the stage.

Turnstile was closing out day 1 and you already know it was not lacking stage dives, front flips, backflips, sideflips, any flips, circle pits and mic grabs. Definitely the perfect band to end Day 1 of the fest. The next day was also amazing, but let’s save that chapter for another day…

      Check out more photos from the day below.


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