Photographer's Note

Another shot from the same club stage of the music festival in my previous pic. I have this here to break down some stereotypes that a lot of people seem to have about people such as this mohawked guy.

I will explain a growing trend among young people within these music scenes (mostly punk and hardcore) called straightedge (or sXc). I'm not sure if it's really known that well outside of North America (it's probably known in Europe too)... straightedge is a lifestyle that these kids adopt that shuns all vices: drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, casual sex, and sometimes even meat (they become vegan).

It seems like a marked contrast compared to the image that they portray - tough grungy looking guys who listen to loud aggressive music....when in actual fact, they live a much cleaner, healthier lifestyle than a lot of other people. but they also know how to have a night of all out fun, at concerts like this one! :)

of course the bars don't do so well when the place is packed with a bunch of non-drinkers ;)

post-pro: resized, desaturated red and yellow tones, desaturated the rest of the pic (except the boy). despeckled to get rid of some grain.

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