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Burger Boogaloo Keeps It Weird In Mosswood Park
Burger Boogaloo Mosswood Park, Oakland July 1-2, 2017 Photos by Raymond Ahner and Jeff Spirer. Burger Boogaloo took over Oakland's Mosswood Park for two days, bringing 22 bands to two stages in the four-acre park. Hosted, as before, by John Waters, whose introductions reminded the crowd why his movies are so terrific, the performers ranged from Iggy Pop, X, and The Buzzcocks, to local bands with punk roots. Other than the occasional moshing, stage diving, and crowd surfing, it was a surprisingly mellow event. There were beer and merch concessions, and a food area dominated by the long lines at Oakland's Abura-Ya. John Waters, photo Jeff Spirer Here's some headliner highlights: Iggy Pop, photo Raymond Ahner Day one's standout act was Iggy Pop, who at 70, proved he can't be stopped by age. The Godfather of Punk hit the stage and immediately had the way overcapacity area in front of the stage in total chaos. People danced, moshed, and stage dove as Iggy shook his way across the stage,