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FROM THE CROWD: 9 REASONS TO LOVE SO WHAT?! MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Photos and words by Nick Howland.

We traveled down to the land where Whataburger is flowing (Dallas, Texas) and stepped foot onto the Airhogs Stadium grounds to partake in the 10th anniversary of punk/pop-punk/hardcore/hip-hop festival So What?! We got to see album play-throughs from bands performing 10th anniversaries of their own material, like Mayday Parade and Dallas’s own Forever The Sickest Kids. While we have our own reasons to love the festival, we were also curious as to why others do. Check out the 9 reasons we found out below and be sure to keep an eye on So What?! as they enter their 11th year.

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“Praise the Lord! (for So What?! Festival)”

Chris and Kendra – Sherman, TX

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“I’m really excited to see Mayday Parade and We the Kings ‘cuz it’s their 10 year anniversary….I’ve listened to them since they started.” -Mika

Mika and Rachel – Fort Worth, Texas / Austin, TX

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“My Favorite thing about So What?! Festival….this is our 5th year back on the tour, this is like a reunion. Friends, great bands, great musicians…this is like rock n roll spring break.”

Troy – Then Now Always

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“ATTILA!”

Branda – Austin, TX

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“I love being around people that have the same taste in music as me.”

Julian – Dallas, TX

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“(I love the) variety in music.”

Dalton and Caitlin – Scotia, NY / Albany, NY

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“Really excited to come over and see different festivals, different cultures. Having a great time in Texas!” -Robert

Robert and Alex – Nottingham, England

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“We’re happy to be out here at So What?! giving everybody the energy to get through the weekend” -Hannah

Chris, Hannah and Shaheryar – High Brew Coffee

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“Woof!”

This awesome dog

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