PICTURE THIS: LIVE 105’s BFD 2012 @ Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View 6/2/12

June 11. 2012 | By Mike

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Garbage: Shirley Manson paced the stage like a panther in a cage, albeit a very sexy one. We’re more of a dress and hair-down kind of guys, but she still looked and sounded great. The boys held their own. Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Eric Avery were very animated with their guitars. We found it very interesting that the original bassist for Jane’s Addiction now plays for Garbage. We’re sure it must have made for some nice chats backstage.

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The Stone Foxes: Despite the local stage’s wiring cluster fuck and massive delays (that didn’t get them on stage until Cake was already playing on main stage…) the lads cranked out a rockin’ set. A good-sized gathering of hardcore faithfuls were treated to an eight-song set of classics with a few new ones from their upcoming album, due out this summer.

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Silversun Pickups: Brian was very excited to be back for their 3rd BFD appearance. At one point he was pushing Nikki around trying (unsuccessfully) to mess her up while she was laying down intricate bass lines.

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Jane’s Addiction: They opened with “Underground” and the gals swinging high above the stage with long white dresses trailing beneath. Perry seemed to dance around doing a little jig for just about every song. Dave was the consummate rock star in leather pants, shirtless. We couldn’t help but recall all the things he said on Rock Star Supernova to the contestants — he certainly walked the walk. To “Ted, Just Admit It” the scantily clad dancers performed an erotic dance with elastic bands that reminded us of playing cat’s cradle with string. On the encore of “Jane Says” we finally got to see Perkins out from behind his kit and up front with his calypso steel drum.

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Pennywise: Classic punk rockers had the crowd jumpin’, and a few body surfing. We watched one kid get dumped over the barrier into the loving arms of security guys ten times. They ended their set with a bunch of friends on stage, singing along to the last song, as a kid played the guitar part.

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Fun: The headliners of the festival stage certainly lived up to their name.

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New Diplomat: Local lads brought their own sexy cheering squad, and a few giant branded beach balls to bounce in the crowd. Note to the band… pull your pants up, come on now.

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