Woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed and off to cover day 2 of Inkcarceration Festival. Today, I stopped into town and re-visited Relax, it’s just coffee and the towns carousel.. which honestly was like jumping back in time. It is so great that these festivals bring so much business to the towns they play and give the local business owner a weekend full of customers. Rock Fans are the best and when they go to the festivals, they spend money in the towns. I think this goes unnoticed at times, but seeing smiling faces of the owners of the coffee shop, was all I needed to see. They were happy that Inkcarceration was in town!
Next stop, the rock show and a day filled with amazing talent.
First things first, I visited the blood prison in a personalized lights on tour, thank god, this attraction guides you through the inside of Ohio State Reformatory (Shawshank Redemption film site) with scares, thrills and chills around every corner literally. If you like excitement, this is a must see, bucket list item and honestly the best haunted attraction I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. This was worth it and got the heart pumping for a day full of music!
If you have not seen Spiritbox Live, then this needs to be put on top of your bucket list. This Band will soon be headlining Festivals everywhere. The intensity is overwhelming and the band crushed the stage. Highlights for us were Avatar, Falling in Reverse, Volumes, Aeir and Widow 7. What a phenomenal Lineup that left fans raising their fists and screaming the songs all day!
Falling in reverse, stopped their show to help fans who had fallen, and Adam Gontier (original singer for Three Days Grace and Current Singer for Saint Asonia) joined Breaking Benjamin on stage, and sang “Dance with the Devil” (a song they last sang together 20 years ago). I saw children dancing, friends connecting, people singing their favorite songs and pure joy for life and music. The biggest highlight came at the end of the day as I was talking to fans and walking out and I came across a band that was getting ready to perform in the parking. The band was Silly Goose from Atlanta and they brought their own stage and set up to perform after the festival. The Band was not gonna let bookers, agents, promoters get in their way to get teh exposure of the Inkcarceration Crowd.
After talking to the guys from Silly Goose, I received a message from the band that Danny Wimmer himself, came out to witness the band taking over his parking lot and enterttaining his crowd, by adding the band to the festival the next day! This is what it is all about. Thank you Danny for showing the Rock World how it is done once again!
Signing off, day two coverage complete.
Thank you and Goodnight.
Written by: Road Dog