HOODSTOCK Oakland 2009 – Japanther, Ninja Sonik

Hoodstock Oakland, Japanther and Ninja Sonik 2009.

This was the most crazy show I’ve ever been too. Over 1,000 people at an illegal house show in West Oakland. People were jumping off that roof into the crowd, those two cars on the right got flattened and when the line of ten cop cars pulled up at 2:20am they were bombarded by kids lined up against that GATS sign hurling 40s at them. I’ll never forget that crash, crash, thwat sound of bottles hitting police cars.

This photo is from before it got really crazy. When Japanther played, there was a huge projection of people dancing on the wall above them that we later realized was the police shining a spot light on the roof.

We saw people helping people of the roof the NEXT morning and people were found scattered about the neighborhood asleep in peoples backyards at 10am. The whole block was crushed with graffiti.

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2 Responses to “HOODSTOCK Oakland 2009 – Japanther, Ninja Sonik”

  1. DocumentEverything says:

    Dam I missed this shit.It really was a success.Whoever organized this event should feel proud, cause I bet 1/4 of the graffiti which crushed the neighborhood was from new writers.Please have another event like this.its needed.
    “The streets are talking”
    finally.shit
    lemmi know if i can help out.