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Fest Preview: The Bombpops Talk Fest, Gator Meat, and Shoeys

Fest 16

We’re only a few days away from the biggest punk fest that the US has to offer. The Fest in Gainesville starts at the end of this week (or Wednesday if you’re partying with us in Tampa at Pre-Fest). In preparation, we chatted with Jen from The Bombpops about this year’s must see list, gator meat, and all things Fest!

The Bombpops will be playing Pre-Fest at Crowbar on Wednesday, October 25th at 12:10AM and playing at the High Dive at Fest on Saturday, October 28th at 8:20PM.

Kendra Sheetz

How many years have you played or gone to Fest?

The Bombpops

We’ve been to Fest twice and we played once back in 2010. So this will be our second time playing and our third year attending.

Kendra Sheetz

What is your favorite Fest memory?

The Bombpops

Seeing None More Black at Fest in 2011 was for sure my favorite Fest memory. That shit was epic!

Kendra Sheetz

What is your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat either in Gainesville or in travelling to Fest?

The Bombpops

Well, we always gotta eat the Gator when we can.

Kendra Sheetz

What bands are on your “To See” list this year?

The Bombpops

The Lillingtons are at the top for me cause I’ve never seen them before. Then really looking forward to The Dopamines and Banner Pilot ’cause it’s been a few years since I’ve seen them.

Kendra Sheetz

Even though Fest does not fall on Halloween this year, will you be wearing a costume? If so, what?

The Bombpops

We just spent four weeks in Europe and flew straight to Tampa. Didn’t even have time to think about Halloween costumes for Fest.

Kendra Sheetz

What cover sets are you stoked to see?

The Bombpops

Red City Radio’s Clash cover set and Sic Waiting’s No Use for a Name.

Kendra Sheetz

Do you have a Fest tattoo?

The Bombpops

I don’t have any tattoos, don’t think I’ll start at Fest.

Kendra Sheetz

Have you ever done a shoey?

The Bombpops

Never done a shoey. But I’d LOVE to see someone to a Shoey out of Josh’s shoe.

Kendra Sheetz

How you prepare for getting and deal with having that terrible post-Fest Flu?

The Bombpops

I always take Vitamin C and Vitamin B12 anytime I know I’m gonna be going hard. But after four weeks on tour in Europe, post Fest seems like the best time to get sick if it does happen! Just glad it wasn’t before.

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