A Warm Weather Trip to the Original Taste of Chaos
Finally, warm weather is upon us! And with warm weather, comes weekend trips. For this Rock Girl, it was a weekend trip to one of my FAVORITE music towns- Asbury Park. Of course, Asbury Park is known for it's still current music staples, the Stone Pony and Wonder Bar, but the town has so much rock history attached to it, which is what a music nerd like me loves. I try to visit when I have the chance to catch outdoor concerts in the summer, and in fact that's where I got to see Jane's Addiction rock last year. There's nothing like being able see one of the most legendary rock bands outdoors on a warm summer night (with a little bit of rain that day) and chase it with some more live music at another venue right down the street, and then chase that with a boardwalk hangout until the early morning.
There's also nothing like visiting the scene of the one of the first Taste of Chaos shows. Asbury Park is a rock and roll town, and back in 2005, the inaugural Taste of Chaos [also mentioned by my friends at the time as the 'winter Warped Tour'] made a stop there. Featuring bands such as Killswitch Engage (coming to Upstate Concert Hall on May 6th!!!), The Used, and Underoath, it was a festival that I dreamed of going too. In the long blustery winters in New York, I was dreaming of rock and rolling. At a younger age, watching clips of rock shows from Convention Hall, never did I imagine that years later, I would be representing an AWESOME rock station presenting a Killswitch Engage show!
I had a great weekend checking out locations of rock history down in New Jersey, and enjoying the beautiful weather. And now that I'm back in New York, I'm getting amped for all of the upcoming rock and roll shows! Tickets for Killswitch Engage and Anthrax for May 6th are going fast, so make sure to get yours! And if you're interested in winning free concert tickets each week to local shows, make sure to nominate you or your hard working coworkers for our WorkDay Distraction contest! Nomination Form: WorkDay Distraction