Julio's first Warped coverage went pretty well in spite
of a long wait for media passes and guest lists to arrivel at the
gates; his cell phone being stolen out of his backpack; Rancid not
showing up for their scheduled interview; security being a little
heavy-handed; testing out his new Canon and a new tape recorder
for the first time; um yeah, we'll say "Went DANG well!"
AFI DID show up for their scheduled interview with
Julio and here's how that came down and including some random pics
of the day...all photos by Julio Martin.
band walks over to where I'm sitting, introduce themselves Adam,
Davey, and Jade. I then attempt to interview them...
Do you guys skate or have you
ever skated before?
Yea, we pretty much grew up around that scene. Rancid was one of
our favorite bands to skate to.
Where are you guys from?
Well at the height of our "skateboarding" we lived in a really small
town called Ukiah in northern California, about 2 hours north of
What influenced your skateboarding?
[all three together] The Powell team! Santa Cruz, Tas Pappas, Rob
Which bands have influenced
The Faction, JFA, Agent Orange, Suicidal Tendencies, those are all
the skate bands back then, back in the 80's 'n shit.
So tell me something interesting
about yourselves; something people wouldn'tnormally think of asking
you; something different.
I think that's a cop-out sir! [all 3 laugh]
the deal with the girls at the shows anyway? What do you think about
Girls that come out to our shows, the mostly come out here for the
music, so we really wouldn't be able to say much about that. In
our scene, the girls aren't really here because we're in a band.
Have you guys ever... *CRASH*
We interrupt this interview to dodge a flying picnic table! [yes
it was THAT windy.]
What do you guys do other than
play music? What do you do for fun?
Play music. [group laughter]
What stands out when you're on
the road? What makes it all worthwhile?
The fans, the ones that are always there, the ones that go waaay
out of their way to see us, just to express their appreciation for
us, that just really makes us feel good. We really love playing
in London, Spain, and France; those kids are awesome.
did you guys start playing?
About 10 years ago.
How did you guys start out?
Well we met each other at the small town I was telling you about,
and we would just skate and music pretty much ties in with skateboarding,
so we just decided to start playing.
You guys should tour Argentina,
that's where I'm from; they would love you out there. Everyone's
super friendly there.
you from Las Pampas?
Nah, Bahia Blanca, small city south of the
capital. That's awesome, reminds us of Japan, everyone's
so polite. They're very accepting and exciting. They're just super
stoked to see you play.
I'm really new at this, so you
must excuse the suckiness of this interview, but I want to thank
you. That's cool, you did good; you got a good interview.
Cool deal; so just let me get
a picture of you guys and I'll let you be on your way!
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