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Sean Carlson Announces LA installment of F Yeah Fest, and it features a Scavenger Hunt (and, er, Insane Clown Posse)!

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Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:51 PM

There is so much to be excited about the F Yeah Fest that I don't know where to begin. Let's start with Negative Approach, one of the great old school dirt punk bands. Or Toronto's Fucked Up, whose "Year of the Pig" EP from last year was an absolute epic marriage of hardcore punk and rock opera that featured both a bongo solo and a flute solo. Or the scavenger hunt, which last year featured 500 participants. Or Glass Candy, one of the great new opium-disco acts. Or fucking Polvo from Chapel Hill, or Trans Am. I will never understand why they're tainting the bill with Insane Clown Posse, but huzzah for it even though I hate them with a surprising amount of passion. (Update: the ICP billing may actually be some sort of joke, thank god. Or it may not be, god forbid.)

Here's Sean Carlson's email announcement, in its entirety:

Here is the line up and details for the fifth annual F Yeah Fest. No one likes mass emails so I will keep this short. Check the website for full details www.fyeahfest.com & let me know if you have any questions. Also, below the line up is a small paragraph about what we are going through right now. Please read it. It's very important. - Sean

F YEAH FEST 5

Day One: Saturday, August 30th

No Age

Negative Approach

Matt & Kim

Fucked Up

Sex/Vid

Two Gallants

Ladyhawk

David Vandervelde

Glass Candy

High Places

Mika Miko

Monotonix

The Strange Boys

Mannequin Men

Best Fwends

Crystal Antlers

War Tapes

Frank Farfield

Graham Forest

+ many more bands that will be announced shortly.

A comedy show will take place with Josh Fadem, Matt Braugner, Jonah Ray + a dozen more comics.

We will be showing the work of 25+ artists.

There will also be a taco eating contest, a kissing booth, probably a dozen vendors selling records, a mariachi band, dozens of street performers entertaining you while you stand in line (for real) & a number of other things that will pass the time.

For more information please check www.FYEAHFEST.com

@ the Echo, EchoPlex & Jensen Rec Center

1154 Glendale Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

All Ages / $16 / 4:00pm

HELP THE FEST.

Before I go into detail about the second day of the fest I'd like to talk about a few things. This year the F Yeah Fest took a huge hit. The original financial backer pulled out days before we had planned to announce the line up, leaving the fest in a very bad position. I had to choose between canceling it entirely or scaling it down and risking going into an incredible amount of debt. I chose to go ahead and take the financial hit in order to keep what I've worked to build for the past five years alive. I didn't realize how bad it would be until last week.

Now I am well over $15k in debt. I do not have a financial backer to pull me out of this. My friends and I organize this event and other events such as the F Yeah Tour, Mess With Texas & the LA Scavenger Hunt, all of which are labors of love. 100% of your contribution will go towards keeping these events alive and will allow us to continue to grow. Anything you can donate will help us tremendously. There is a paypal link on our page at fyeahfest.com. This year's fest will happen regardless how much money is raised. It's future events that are in jeapordy.

***

F YEAH FEST 5:

Day Two: Sunday, August 31st

LA Scavenger Hunt 08'

This year we decided to make the fest a little more interesting. After the F Yeah Tour we realized that we had to go back to our roots of doing more then simply putting on shows and focusing on events that have nothing to do with music. This is why we are organizing an all day scavenger hunt to kick off the second day of the F Yeah Fest.

We are doing this for all of you that have never participated in scavenger hunt as a kid, also for those of you who live like we do and strive off child like activities such as dodgeball, hide and seek, and capture the flag. For those of you that just want to have fun. That's exactly what this event is about. HAVING FUN.

At the first LA Scavenger Hunt we had more then five hundred participants. People of all ages attended this event. It was great to see a sixteen year old punk kid with a Limp Wrist shirt chat with a middle aged architect while waiting in line to sign up. This was in some ways an accomplishment because it was the first time that we organized an event that brought such a diverse group of people together. And this is what we want to bring back. This scavenger hunt is for everyone. Let's make this the best day of summer.

Here are the details for the event.

About:

The hunt will take place on Sunday, August 31st and will start at 2pm at the Echo Park Lake. It will end at a yet to be determined location in Echo Park at 7:00pm. The hunt is all ages & open to the public.

The List & Teams:

The list for the hunt is made up of 100 items. Each item is worth a certain amount of points. The team with the most points at 7:00pm wins the grand prize. Teams are made up of 2 to 5 people. Each team must have a name. Your team should be like one of the gangs in the movie, the Warriors. Wear matching uniforms (this is not necessary but HIGHLY recommended), face paint, and make sure to scream a lot.

Items & Points:

Here is an example of some of the items that were on the list to the last scavenger hunt.

Everyone on the team gets cornrows and extended fingernails. Must be real cornrows.

One Person on the team getting a flat top with their name shaved into the back of their head.

Life size cut out of Eazy E.

Gay Porno magazine pre 1987

Photograph of team member kissing a stranger on the lips. 50 extra points if they are a senior citizen.

The grand prize for the hunt will be $2,500 in prizes, $500 in cash and the largest bottle of whiskey to man. If you are not of age then you will get a keg of pepsi. Go to the website to see the rest of the info. www.fyeahfest.com

This is what's taking places after the hunt.

Sunday, August 31st

POLVO

Trans Am

The Drones

8:00pm / $15 / All Ages

*$12 if you participate in the hunt

Sunday, August 31st

Special Guest Headliner

Hit Me Back

Final Fight

Broken Needle

@ the Smell

8:00pm / $7 / All Ages

And last. Sunday, August 31st

DAN DEACON

AT A SECRET LOCATION THAT WILL NOT BE ANNOUNED TILL THE DAY OF THE SHOW. THIS WILL BE CRAZY. SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST SO YOU CAN RECEIVE INFO ABOUT THE SHOW AND WILL MAKE SURE EVERYONE FROM THE SCAVENGER HUNT GETS IN.

8:00pm / ALL AGES

OTHER SHOWS THAT WE ARE PUTTING ON DURING F YEAH FEST WEEKEND

Friday, August 29th

The Melvins

Negative Approach

Big Business

@ the Glasshouse

$16 / 7:00pm / All Ages

Friday, August 29th

Hot Water Music

Strike Anywhere

+1 more

@ the El Rey

$23 / 8:00pm / All Ages

Friday, August 29th

ICP

@ secret location

FREE / ALL AGES / 10:00pm

Saturday, August 30th

Hot Water Music

Strike Anywhere

+1 more

@ the Glasshouse

$20 / 7:00pm / All Ages

+ more house parties, warehouse parties and other nonsense that we will tell you about the week of.

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