Sure, it was definitely wild to see Daniel Fang open up the Damaged City festival with Turnstile moments after leaving his hospital bed, where he had been laid up due to Coca-Cola-colored pee, but the multi-day Washington D.C.-based festival had so many other highlights to speak of. Whether it was Denton, Ohio, power-pop outfit Radioactivity, queercore legends Limp Wrist or French Oi! favorites RIXE, the weekend — scattered across several different venues in the D.C. area — had plenty to offer the discerning punk/hardcore fan in 2018. Head below for a full set of high-impact photos courtesy of Angela Owens.
See Wild Photos of Turnstile, RIXE, Limp Wrist and More at Damaged City Festival 2018
Whether fresh out of the hospital or freshly about to head in, musicians and fans went hard at D.C. punk/hardcore festival
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