Carpazine was there! THE EXPLOITED, Melrose Ballroom, Queens, NY! Fantastic show! Great band! Great trio of bands! A guest appearance by Jake Kolatis, from The Calsuaties during Sex & Violence brought the Punk Energy!

Maybe we are just getting older, but the venue was definitely not used to punk shows. The horror, epic in security's eyes! They didn’t know what they were in for when they booked these three bands. 

No stage diving??? Throw us out??? Not the right energy. 

Once THE EXPLOITED took the stage they told security to back off. They did a little bit and let us take care of each other. Even in the pit these days we have to compromise for everyone’s safety. 

Instead of 100 dives we did 50!

The Exploited, Cro-Mags, Total Chaos
May 19, 2022


Photos by Jimmy The Gem