Oddly enough, Day 2 seemed to be far less crowded than Day 1. A few drops fell during closing band Does It Offend You, Yeah's performance, and then let up, only to start again with the full force of a Chengdu summer storm at around 11 p.m. Festival-goers made a mad dash for the line of waiting taxis at the gate.
Are you ready to rock? He is. Photo by Dan Sandoval.
But there were perhaps more rock-out-worthy moments than on Day 1 (or maybe we just took more of those Carlsberg waitresses up on their beer-delivery offers), starting with Gramaphonetics at the Panda Stage and moving on to Chongqing speed-metal-heads Wider Fahren (replete with the lead singer's devil-horn guitar! and ability to switch from nice-guy voice to totally Satanic stage voice in an instant!) on the second stage, to headliners Does It Offend You, Yeah, and finally, back to the second stage for The Trouble.
Early in the day, Beijing-based ska-punk-poppers Caffe-In (咖啡因) played on the main stage. Photo courtesy Zebra Music Festival.
Taiwanese pop-rock band Little Nurse (小护士) humored the audience with their attempts at speaking Sichuan dialect. Photo courtesy Zebra Music Festival.
Sitar Tan (谭维维) wowed with her mega-voice. Photo courtesy Zebra Music Festival.
Former Superboy contestant Jason Zhang (张杰). Photo courtesy Zebra Music Festival.
Perennial hometown favorites Ashura (阿修罗) moved the crowd with that track that sounds suspiciously like "Macarena." Photo by Dan Sandoval.
Does It Offend You, Yeah closed out the night on the main stage. Photo by Dan Sandoval.
The Trouble (热超波) closed Day 2 on the second stage. Photo by Dan Sandoval.
Gramaphonetics played at the Panda Stage. Photo by Michal Pachniewski.
Gramaphonetics littered the stage with megaphones. Photo by Michal Pachniewski.
Tonight the festival ends with Danish electro duo Reptile and Retard and critically acclaimed (and authentic!) Brit-rockers Exile Parade.