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Rocktoberfest welcomed by local hard rock fans

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Linton's Jared Albright has once again put together something that seems to have the potential for an excellent turnout for the community.

On Saturday, October 20 the Rocktoberfest will be hosted at the Linton National Guard Armory.

Four acts have been confirmed ---- including Demolition, Juggernott, Tenstrip, and Thorr-Axe.

The main idea of the event is to give those who were not given the opportunity to play at what was usually the Linton Music Festival's Friday night Hard Rock night.

Not only is the community looking forward to seeing some of their favorite local hard rock bands play under one roof, but a lot of the band members are excited to play in the band as well.

Due to a conflict with schedules, the Linton-based band Naildriven was forced to decline the offer to play in the Rocktoberfest.

Naildriven drummer Ian Swaby was dissapointed by this, but still remains supportive to all the other bands who are going to be playing.

"I was looking forward to it. Any show here at home is something I look forward to," said Swaby.

One band member is especially excited to have a chance to play in the event.

Tucker Thommasson of the Bloomfield band Thorr-Axe had a lot of good things to say about Rocktoberfest.

"We always enjoy playing in Linton. It's close to my hometown of Bloomfield, and Mitchell McKinney's (the bass player for Thorr-Axe) as well. When we play this close to home it gives people that we know an excuse to come see us, which is always nice" Thomasson said.

Whether or not the Rocktoberfest is something that is here to stay is still unknown.

"It will depend on the success of this show. If people show up and support it and we see the demand for it, then definitely we'd like to see it become a festival" Albright recently stated.

"As long as the bands have a decent amount of time to play, and the crowd is as good as or better than the Facebook event shows it to be, it'll be a good time," Swaby also commented.

Though the Rocktoberfest is a public event that anybody can attend, Facebook invitations have been sent out to around 1,000 people in order to get the word out.

As of 3 p.m on Tuesday, 110 people had confirmed their attendance at Rocktoberfest, with 79 additional people saying "maybe."

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at

https://www.wepay.com/events/wabash-vall... or can be purchased at the door.

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