Saliva Tribe crowd surfer at Stay Gold Deli, Oakland, 01/07/20 | Photo by Rob Coons

Rob Coons Photo Column—Saliva Tribe

Feb 17, 2024

Few things are more exciting to me as a punk show photographer than capturing a great crowd surfing or stage diving photo. And when you have a hard-driving band like Saliva Tribe playing, the energy of the music propels the audience skyward! It’s extra special when bands play at Stay Gold Deli since there’s no stage. If people want to crowd surf, they have to work for it. Somehow, punks always find a way to get airborne regardless of the venue setup. Just watch your head on those low ceilings!

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