3.30.2009

LIKE A RAZORBLADE IN A KNIFE FIGHT





















(photos from the second annual Skull By Skull Now hosted by the Skidmarxxx in Austin at the Shitpit, more carnage here WARNING: a fair bit of nudity, mainly dudes)

Skull By Skull Now II:

- Jumping over the junk car on bikes, only one guy made it.
- Jumping on a trampoline where the windshield should be, until one girl misses and cuts her leg to the bone.
- Mad Dog challenge = Six-pack-attack relay race with Mad Dog booze (equals more colorful puking).
- Obstacle course along the side of the house, complete with flying folding tables.
- A car drove dangerously and aggressively through the slowly dispersing crowd in the street in front of the house, resulting in someone knocking their rear view mirror off. The driver then came back with his mom who was yelling at everyone and calling the cops. One guy's response was to pull out his dick and pour beer on it. Everyone shuffles to the back when the cops come.
- Mosh pit and metal bands in the backyard, this time with flying cans of yellow and white house paint.
- Nothing is complete without roman candles into the crowd.
- Junk mattress catches fire next to the shack, pee and water put it out (three times).
- The strange band Funderstorm that ran around in the crowd on a megaphone yelling at people to tear his clothes off. He ended up naked (even the fishnets and purple undies came off) and then lit microphones on fire and swung them at people.
- Mud wrestling commences, this year with more friendly mud (less broken glass and rocks, more smell of manure) and mostly mixed (boy/girl) matches.
- Neighborhood kids hammering forever on the car with bats and pipes.
- One dude who was there on crutches had been clocking people when they bumped into him throughout the night. One majorly drunk dude really pissed him off and received a few decent whacks, prompting him to complain, cry, and call the cops (again). Four cars roll up this time, and people either take off or chill in the backyard to wait for them to leave.
- Once the cops disperse, bike-jousting gets rolling.
- After bike-jousting, the grand finale: blowing up the car. It's done with some sort of explosive device detonated by gunfire. A healthy fireball erupts and the car burns for a while before being put out and re-lit a handful of times.
- Before taking off, the guys from Chief Mag set off a barrage of fireworks inside the car, causing them to ricochet off the ceiling and out the windows in all different directions.
- For myself only very minor injuries sustained: banged up shins, a cut open knee, ripped pants, decent covering of paint and manure.

Kind of goes without saying, but this one day is way more fun than all of SXSW. You can read about it on the Vice blog too.



MP3:

• The Casualties - Criminal Class

A band's place in myspace.

11 comments:

  1. That really strange band is FUNDERSTORM

    http://www.myspace.com/thefunderstorm

    Toy keytars are the greatest instruments ever created by man.

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  2. Thanks for that info, I couldn't remember or find it online.

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  3. PS - We were like at three of the same shows. Come and say hi next time!

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  4. "One guy's response was to pull out his dick and pour beer on it." That sentence is really something. So many layers of meaning. I feel like a graduate level comparative literature seminar is warranted. (In college I had to watch ET twice, for 2 separate classes, to "re-contextualize" ET as both a Jew and a phallus. Seriously, beer on the dick would be good for 3 hours worth of analysis.)

    But yeah, that sentence has stand alone potential.

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  5. WHAT THE FUCK?

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  6. you should see my friend and her injuries...she blew a firework up in her hand and she has mamoth brusies all over her body...yeah fun party non the less, she says whooohoooo

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  7. How do you keep your camera from being destroyed? And how do you determine the difference between someone who is just having fun, and someone who is being a dickhead? I know reckless is part of the fun, but that would suck to lose an eye, or have a painful limp for the rest of your life.

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  8. the punk/metal band you have pictured looks like "Nicaragua" from Austin. I didn't know that was them. they sounded like dirty anal sex.

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  9. It's "Anarchy" and "fuck the system" all over the place until someone copies your pix, then you run to big Government to sick that nazi DMCA shit on people? That's fucking bullshit.

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  10. Yeah, "anonymous," your viewpoint is a precious one that is reserved for those who making rent isn't a concern. If you don't hope and try to make a living off what you do, then you won't mind giving it away.

    If you're not smart enough to see how dumb your standpoint is, I can't really help you out there. Maybe replace "pix" with "beer" and see if it still seems as okay to give it away to anyone who wants it. But I guess asking for and expecting some respect for what you do is never going to make you very popular.

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  11. Whats up, Todd! Its Marcus, Dave's friend from LA/Dallas, I just met you briefly at Dave's SF Wedding last weekend. These pics are awesome! I'm in Funderstorm, thanks for the shout! We'll be weirding more this year too. Skidmarxxx, like Pizza, gets better with age. In three weeks (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), we're going to ruin many people's years with too much fun at one time, the rest of the year will seem pointless and stunted and flacid. See ya there!

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