Punk in the Park 2022: Day Two

On Sunday, November 6th the annual Punk in the Park Fest invaded Oak Canyon Park for the second day of beer, music and moshing. The fest provided another day of free beer tasting of more than 100 beers from dozens of differing breweries.

By the time the sun set, everyone was ready for a second night of pit raging.

Los Angeles based band, The Vulturas kicked off the day on the main stage as the crowd began to fill the park. They were followed by Winter Haven on the small stage.

The San Diego based band Urethane – a pop punk band with pro skater Steve Caballero on guitar – came up second on the main stage and started to build the energy in the crowd. They were followed by Mercy Music, Beach Rats and Pulley. 

Next up was one of my personal favorite bands, Voodoo Glow Skulls. They hit the stage and the crowd just blew up. Pits raged and fans skanked to the high-octane ska. This was about when the free beer tasting ended so the crowds at the stages really started to fill out and the pits started to grow.

Next up were Channel Tres, Good Riddance, and Swingin Utters who were followed by some high energy protest punk from the Pittsburgh based Anti-Flag.  

To close out the small stage, Agent Orange, the 80s surf punk band from Placentia, came out and played favorites like Bloodstains that had all of us old punk rockers singing and slamming along.

After that were The Murder City Devils and The Bouncing Souls leading us into the headliners on the main stage.

Finally, Dropkick Murphys, the Celtic punks from Quincy, Massachusetts, the band we had been waiting for all weekend, came out and belted out their pub anthems. I’d really been looking forward to seeing them live for a long time. It was great hearing them playing a bunch of my favorites as well as some electrified versions of songs from their new album “This Machine Still Kills Fascists”

Just like day one, Sunday was an amazing day of music, beer and fun. It’s safe to say that Punk in Park Fest did it again! And if you have yet to experience this epic punk-filled weekend, don’t worry, it’s become an annual staple in Orange County that isn’t expected to go away any time soon.

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