Celebrating 30 years of punk rock dominance, California-based heroes Pennywise took to Brooklyn on August 10th to crash House of Vans, which is closing down for good this Friday (8/24) after an eight-year run in Greenpoint.
An amped-up, sweaty horde danced and crowd surfed non-stop during Pennywise‘s intense seventeen-song headlining set, which included huge favorites like “Fight Till You Die,” “Peaceful Day,” “Fuck Authority,” “Alien,” and “Stand By Me.” The free booze flowed all night as frontman Jim Lindberg and Company ripped through their new single “Live While You Can” from their latest Epitaph release, Never Gonna Die.
Just like they did during the final song played at Vans Warped Tour, Pennywise closed out the night with their tribute anthem “Bro Hymn,” with a stage filled with family and friends, which included Vans founder Paul Van Doren.
NYHC legends Sick of it All supported the free show, performing a hefty set filled with crushers like “Good Lookin’ Out,” “Injustice System,” “Clobberin’ Time,” “Friends Like You,” and “Step Down.”
Local skate rock punks Slashers (ft. members of Ramming Speed, Hightower, Prostitution) launched the evening’s madness promptly at 8pm, slaughtering with rippers like “Skatecation” and “If You Don’t Skate Now You Never Did.”
Check out full photo coverage from the Brooklyn show below!
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