Every year for the past six years, the last weekend in October has been set aside in the swampland of Gainesville, Florida, for the annual gathering of beards, booze and brodowns called simply The Fest. This year, AP music editor Scott Heisel braved the elements (and the drunken masses) the weekend of Oct. 26-28, 2007, to capture a small portion of just why "fest" has become a verb in the punk rock lexicon. Happy festing, and we’ll see you there next year!



DAY ONE



THE SWELLERS

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THE VALLEY ARENA

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O PIONEERS!!!

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BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!

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DAY TWO



THE EMOTRON

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LOOK MEXICO

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THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM

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DILLINGER FOUR

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DAY THREE



PAUL BARIBEAU


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ARMALITE


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FOUR STAR ALARM


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THE DRAFT


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LESS THAN JAKE


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SMALL BROWN BIKE


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Photos by Scott Heisel/Colors Of Insomnia