Self Help Festival 2017 – Detroit

Self Help 2017

October 7, 2017
Freedom Hill Amphitheater – Sterling Heights, Mi
For Indie Band Guru (Recap Post)

If Vans Warped Tour were to have an even angstier child, Self Help Festival would be it.

On the more hardcore side of punk the almost all day festival style concert brought out fans from across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois to enjoy music from their favorite bands. For being the first Self Help Festival in Detroit, it drew in a huge crowd with fans of all ages. Kids dressed in oversized band t-shirts as young as five or six were on their parent’s shoulders in the middle of the general admission crowd. Parents could be seen along side groups of kids who definitely bought all their clothes at Hot Topic. Adults who have been loving the music their entire life were keeping up with the drunk 20-somethings scattered through the venue. At an event for your typical outcasts of society, Self Help Festival was an accepting place where everyone had one common bond- music.

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