PUNK HAPPENS AGAIN IN SAN FRANCISCO at the 2015 Punk Renaissance Festival

Punk history!

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In 1975 Punk took over San Francisco.  Punk hit San Francisco before it hit Los Angeles, and even though their music scenes are often lumped together their differences are vast.  The new music genre created a scene that gave alternative culture a previously unseen visibility. Independent record labels, independent zines, and independent clothes all supported Punk as much as Punk supported them.  More so than ever, San Francisco was connected together by a common cause. A new DIY attitude created an organic art space that sprung from the streets out of necessity. Artists and mindful learners came together to create something, anything, that gave their life and drive to contribute meaning. Punk was all-inclusive and despite the now mass-marketed clothes, there was no uniform and requirements.

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