Vagrant Records has been celebrating its 25th birthday for a while now, and the party’s first live event landed in Irvine, California on Saturday (May 28).
The six-band showcase featured an afternoon and evening with Hot Rod Circuit, the Anniversary, the Get Up Kids, Thrice, Alkaline Trio and Dashboard Confessional (in that order). Thousands of fans semi-filled FivePoint Amphitheatre to see their favorite bands, while dozens of artists reconnected with old friends and family members backstage.
At the end of the day, only one question remained: Where’s Koufax?
Mosh pits were formed, tears were shed, lyrics were screamed, and SPIN was there to cover it all. Check out SPIN‘s exclusive photos from the Vagrant Records 25 showcase below.