Pocketful of punk
Timmy Vulgar's Panic in Hamtramck offers 3 nights packed with punk-garage-psych
Published: August 29, 2012
MT: I love Pork!
Vulgar: Yeah, Pork's great. Ben Lyon is the singer, and he's this great artist-cartoonist singing. They played the first Panic in Hamtramck back in 2004, when it was called Panic in Detroit — which we changed because Panic in Hamtramck has a better ring to it.
MT: I heard your life gets pretty crazy during the festival.
Vulgar: Yeah, there was one year that was crazy. Bands usually show up at my house and stay at my house and I'll usually barbecue and we'll hang out and eat and start drinking beer and then head down to the bar and play and party some more and then we'll go back to my place and, this one time, we went so crazy, we stayed up all night. I ended up vacuuming my ceiling — it's on YouTube — and just making all those guys laugh and then we walked down to the Hamtramck festival at 8 a.m. and we all climbed up on the big potato sack slide for kids and went down it. There were all these people yelling at us. I had to stop Mac Blackout from peeing on a building in front of a whole crowd of people. That's when we all came back to my house and decided to take turns painting a big mural on my garage. And then we came back in the house and my whole kitchen was graffitied by Mac. And then we were so wiped out I couldn't make it to the fest. I woke up at like 9 p.m. Sunday and I couldn't move. I felt stuck to my bed, super hungover, and I couldn't make it, and some of the bands are texting me evil shit. [laughs] Needless to say, I didn't make the show.
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