10 years of photos from Richmond’s most memorial weekend – get your copy today!
A little background: Best Friends Day started in 2002 as a one-day gathering among friends at a favorite local water park, Hadad’s Lake. Ten years later, Best Friends Day had grown into a four-day weekend, drawing crowds from all over the world to see bands perform at some of the best venues that the city had to offer. Part music festival, part social gathering, Best Friends Day was a celebration of friendship and having fun and has been described as one of the weirdest and wildest events out there.
About the Yearbook: Whether you ever had the opportunity to attend a Best Friends Day weekend or not, get stoked to be pulled into a fast-paced, strange world of rope swing high-fives, beach volleyball, paddleboats, scavenger hunts, water trampolines, the World’s Largest Nacho Jump, Lucha Libre Wrestling, convenient store punk shows, and so much more! Read interviews with some of your favorite bands and hear from some of those who were there about why Best Friends Day was so special to everyone involved.
Just to get you a little more excited, here are some of the amazing photographers and artists who contributed to this project:
James “Barf” Callahan, Anna Virginia, Drew Liverman, Ben Snakepit, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Scott Eastwood, Pat Berran, Jeff Grant, Robert Catalado, Lauren Denitzio, Richard Marino aka Horsebites, Ryan Saulsbury, Steve Crandall, Angie Cooper, Harpal Sodhi, Johnny Hugel, Erin Briggs, Kate Montgomery, Tony Lynch, Tess Dixon, Chris Boarts Larson, Ash Daniel, Mike Lopez, Chris Lacroix, David Morton, David Kenedy, Michael Brennan, Michelle Dosson, Greg Bethmann, Cameron Lewis, Puck, Steve Crandall, Bob Quirk, Melissa Micou, Susan Strickland, Annie Flanagan, Marc Gärtner, Joe Riley, Thomas Fields, Nick Ghobashi, Greta Brinkman, Will Butler, Todd Raviotta, Robb Hohmann, Howard Tarpey, Jake Cunningham
And here are the amazing bands featured:
ULTRA DOLPHINS, SNACK TRUCK, STOP IT!, ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH CRUNCH, MINOR TREAT, WITCH HUNT, MUNICIPAL WASTE, PINK RAZORS, NO OMEGA, AMATEUR PARTY, JOSH SMALL, JACOB HAMILTON, VCR, RAMBO, I OBJECT!, IRON LUNG, KEYONS, KYLESA, ANNIHILATION TIME, DJ ASSAULT, TRIPLE TWINS BRAINWORMS, THE DEATH SET, THE CATALYST, TIGER BOMB, CASTLE DANGER, IN DANGER OF DEAD, DYNAMITE ARROWS, BARONESS, DEADFALL, AMERICAN CHEESEBURGER, RELIGIOUS AS FUCK, BRUTAL KNIGHTS, QUADILIACHA, PAINT IT BLACK, WHAT THE GIRLS WANT, GULL, CANNABIS CORPSE, DIRECT CONTROL, MOUTHBREATHER, LEMURIA, SHELLSHAG, THIS BIKE IS A PIPEBOMB, SEXY CRIMES, WASTED TIME, TORCHE, NO BS! BRASS BAND, PINK RAZORS, ASSHOLE PARADE, CONSTRICTOR, INTER ARMA, BANNER PILOT, BLACK ARMY JACKET, SAVAGE BREWTALITY, DEEP SLEEP, ANDREW W.K., TIM BARRY, THE MEASURE [SA], NEGATIVE APPROACH, WORN IN RED, SCREAMING FEMALES, CEREMONY, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, ZERO BOYS, CAPSULE, CONVERGE, DEAD TO ME, STRIKE ANYWHERE, PG. 99, DEAR LANDLORD, MAX LEVINE ENSEMBLE, BIG EYES, PEDALS ON OUR PIRATE SHIPS, HOUSE BOAT, SLOW DEATH, NIGHT BIRDS, THE HAVERCHUCKS, NEW CREASES, THE DOPAMINES, PUNCH, BIG FREEDIA, 7 SECONDS, AGAINST ME!, DRY SPELL, JESUIT, LITTLE OZZY, VICTIMS, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, MAGRUDERGRIND