Musink 2014 – Tech N9NE – Transplants – Rittz – at The Orange County Fairgrounds – Costa Mesa, CA
March 22, 2014
A completely different crowd and mindset from the straight edge fans that attended the first day of Musink 2014, and that crowd created a vibe that would set the stage for the day’s festivities.
The second day of Musink 2014 fans in attendance looked to have doubled in size from day one, and rightfully so because at the night later proved to all those in attendance: when Travis Barker puts on a show everyone shows up to the party.
Like at all conventions there are always more than a few non-profit organizations in attendance and Pinups for Pitbulls (PFPB) was one of them. An organization that was founded in 2005 as a way to educate people about the history, temperament, and plight of the pit bull-type dog; raising awareness to rally against Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and Breed Discriminatory Laws (BDL). PFPB’s ultimate goal is to restore the image of the pit bull-type dog to its former reputation of America’s companion animal, war hero, and family member. They accomplish this goal through many means; most notably by generating a calendar that features Pinup models and their Pit-bull’s. The profits from the sales of the calendar go directly to furthering the organizations aforementioned goal.
Rittz opened up day two of Musink’s musical festivities. Walking on to a dimly lit stage Rittz immediately performed “For Real” exclaiming “I’m going to start this show right.” Then performing his hit “F**k Swag” as the audience bounced to the bass as his performance went on. As his set ended Rittz thanked the audience for being at Musink with him and instructed everyone to stick around for the Transplants who were up next.
The Transplants only set show for 2014 was the second set of the evening. The audience, comprised of fans of all ages waited patiently for the transplants to take the stage. The concert room became progressively more packed as the night went on and by the time the Transplants was about to begin their performance the room was practically filled to capacity.
Travis barker could be seen stretching on the dimly sit stage; foreshadowing to the audience the highly energetic performance to soon follow. They opened up with “In a Warzone” and the rest of their performance to follow left nothing on the table as special guests that included Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Matt Freeman (Operation Ivy, Rancid, Social Distortion, etc.) and Paul Wall all performed at various junctions of the Transplants awesome set.
Miss Musink, a beauty/ pin-up model contest that occurs during every Musink was decided shortly after Transplants set. Though four finalists were brought up to be voted on, the audience’s cheers for Erica granted her the title of Miss Musink.
Tech N9ne took the stage last to finish second day of Musink. Performing to a packed house tech n9ne brought the day to a fitting end. He catered to the audience's wishes and played a set list that included “Am I a Psycho,” and “He’s a Mental Giant.”
In the middle of his set Tech N9ne noting the circle pit that began during “Am I a Psycho” he exclaimed to the audience “Circle pits aren't my motivation. Bras and panties are my motivation,” which appropriately lead to underwear being thrown onto the stage. Tech N9ne finished the night with a performance of “World Wide Choppers” then thanked everyone for attending.
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