Kicking off Fest 18 at the Pkewx3 secret set at the Palomino. I took this shot right after I got off the stage performing some riot grrrl versions of Pkewx3 songs with my friends (Shrewx3) in our cover band’s only performance (to date). I like to think we warmed up this audience well considering we had never practiced or even played together before. It was fun, silly, unscripted, and unexpected, which is also a description of Pkewx3 to the core. So when they took over the remainder of the set, it felt like an inside joke that we all collectively were brought in on to share. Joining in on the fun is something that you can’t escape at a Pkewx3 show. It’s wildly contagious.