Awesome Fest 101 By Nighthawk

What’s that? You haven’t been to Awesome Fest in San Diego? Well, I have—four times—so I’m kind of like the substitute teacher equivalent on the matter. A 36% attendance rate isn’t bad for living about 2,000 miles away. Anyway, I hope you’ll feel like you’ve attended one of these after reading this column. That is my goal.

Jawbreaker live review and full set audio by Kayla Greet


They frontloaded the set with some more mellow tracks like “Jet Black,” and for the first four songs everyone had their own space to enjoy the show. For a bit I felt like I was the only one in the room and appreciated the tranquility of the crowd. You almost couldn’t hear the stage vocals over hundreds of people singing in unison to their favorite songs.