Text & Photos: Darryl Reid
I really don’t know what to say about seeing Japanese crust legends Life play Varning Fest this year except to say it was fucking insane. Watching Life play a show is like watching a pack of methed-up chimpanzees tearing the shit out of an abusive circus trainer. I swear to god, I would need a year’s supply of coke to pull off one night of the energy these guys have, and not only did they play the second night of Varning, they did an after show until six in the morning.
Musically, Life was on fucking point the whole night, even at six in the morning and nearing the point of total exhaustion, when even the coked out punks were dropping like flies. Life kept it going like they were driven by some mad need to play crushing crust punk.