It’s been a little while since my last post here, and that is because I was escaping the east coast for a bit and checking out that lovely little chain of islands known as Hawaii. Beautiful place, I tried scuba diving for the first time… aaaand got kicked out of class. Surfing was also a bit of a bust (I was fine at it, I just found it kind of boring… Think I’m just beach bum, I’ll stick with skating and snowboarding and my other land sports).
Not much of a punk scene down there from what I can tell, to which my friend reminded me, punk often thrives in shitty places…which needless to say, Hawaii is not. The closest thing I got to any conversation regarding punk music was this:
Random Bro: “What’s Bad Brains?” (regarding my shirt)
Me: “Oh they’re an old hardcore band”.
Random Bro: “Never heard of them. Hardcore? Dude I bet my music is so much more hardcore than yours” (yes, he actually said this. Bro hipster? I smirked and said I bet it is, what do you listen to?)
Random Bro: “You know man, the heavy shit. Six Feet Under, Atreyu.. the heavy shit.”
Yes. That actually happened.