Birthday Bash is here again! It seemed like it was tough to get everything locked down for 2011 but Mark Hendrix and the powers that be made it happen and brought back Five Finger Death Punch for a second straight year after they put on a spectacular show last fall in Simpsonville.
This year, we are at the Bi Lo Center and it feels like we've hit Madison Square Garden in Greenville terms. It really is exciting.
Personally, I'm happier than anyone else that we brought back Five Finger Death Punch because I selfishly hope I can get another shirt from them. See, I was put in a tough position last year at Birthday Bash. I had this sweet Five Finger Death Punch paintball jersey, but I wasn't wearing it because it was a little warm out there. I had it over my shoulder and I was on my way out of the show after everything wrapped up. A child approached me and asked me for the shirt. I really didn't want to give it up. No kid needs a 3xl paintball jersey. He was maybe 8 or 9 and not even fat. He was a skinny kid who probably used the shirt as a bed sheet. On a queen size bed.
So his parents were there too and they were pretty drunk, so they didn't tell the kid to stop or anything. They just looked at me like I was Mean Joe Greene and I found myself in the unfortunate position of having to give up my cool new shirt I'd gotten directly from the band! They were so nice and so generous and gave us a bunch of those shirts for everyone who works at the station. Even Jeff! But when we left that night, I was the only one without proper paintball attire. Now I get my second chance! Thank you, Five Finger Death Punch! Thank you, Birthday Bash!
FINALLY we have a lineup for this year's Birthday Bash! And what a lineup it is! FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH returns to headline their second Birthday Bash in a row after last year's amazing lineup with them and SKILLET who ALWAYS puts on a GREAT show! And this year is gonna be so heavy it should be a Planet X Birthday Bash as ALL THAT REMAINS and HATEBREED are joining the party! And let's not forget REV THEORY! Here's to the heaviest Birthday Bash yet!
Certain things I love about this time of year, fall. Football, my birthday, Halloween, cooler weather, and Birthday Bash. It's HUGE that we have taken this tradition from run down mall parking lots to the BILO Center - Greenville's Madison Square Garden. It's a pretty big deal. I am disappointed the powers that be haven't mentioned the 5th act performing, me. For the last 6 years I have sang a song during Bash and this year I would once again perform, probably right before 5FDP. So come out and party with us celebrating 15 years in the Upstate. Birthday Bash 15 starring Mattman, Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rev Theory! m/affew
Birthday bash has allways been a great event for our station. I remember them every year like they were my own kids who's names you couldn't forget, lol. Seether, Three Days Grace, and Red was my favorite one but they allways seem to suprise me. I'm tellin you what, if you are going to the bash this year, you are gonna have a great time. Drinking, partying, half naked women, it's one of my favorite events of the year.