Hardcore, metal, and everything in between descended on City Heights Skatepark in San Diego over the Memorial Day weekend. With a generator, a (mostly functioning) sound system, and three fiery bands in tow, over 200 fans and skaters were treated to one of the first shows of the post-COVID era. It was one for the ages. San Diego’s own Rubbing Alcoholics led off the proceedings, Las Vegas imports Hardflip kept the ball rolling, while locals Erratic Impulse capped the proceedings off on an explosive note before the sound sputtered out. For everyone who has been cooped up without live music for over a year, the afternoon was a cathartic reprieve. And hopefully this show was a sign of big things to come for San Diego’s DIY scene. Just what the doctor ordered.