This show was really really bittersweet. The lineup was great but it sucks when friends move away. Struckout played first, and they’re my homies so of course I’m biased, but their set was great. They’re all crazy talented dudes and they’ve mastered that mix of quiet/loud. Their live shows are insane and not to be missed. They might be recording something soon, so keep an eye out for that. Olivias are basic Jawbreaker-style, distorted pop punk, and I think this was my favorite time seeing them. Their set was great, and Tanner said he was fucking up because he messed up his hand skateboarding “cause we’re a skate punk band and we have an image to maintain” but I couldn’t tell. Deerling are a little hard to describe. My first reaction was emo, but I think that they might be a little more indie but I’m not sure. They were really great, although you couldn’t hear the vocals that well. They were a pretty unique band, which is definitely what Orange County needs. Nathan Bignell is the homie. He wrote most of his songs in 10th grade and they were great. Nathan, you should play more. Lucas Chemotti was the focus of the show. He’s an extraordinarily talented dude, and his songs hit hard. He played a couple Tobias songs, a few new ones, a Park Jefferson cover, and he covered one of Corey’s songs, which was a really nice touch. It totally sucks that 2 of the est songwriters in OC are gone now. Roman Candles is another example of great talent moving away from OC. He’s been back for winter break, so he’s played a few shows down here, and this one was probably the most personal one. His first song was a new one, about Jason Scwartz of Media Blitz wearing black face, and it’s a good one and I hope it gets some kind of recorded version. I’ve seen Chris a bunch of times and I’ve never seen a bad set. I talked to him earlier and totally fanboyed out and I feel weird about that. All in all, this show was great, and a really good sendoff for some great people. I wish I had gotten to know em better, but I wish Pam and Lucas all the best, and once I finish this zine, I’ll be sure to mail you guys a copy.