3 responses to “Today in Punk Rock History: Elks Lodge Riot ’79”

  1. gordonzola

    you yell out in defiance
    you’re backed up against the wall
    they’re up there clutching their guns and
    it makes you feel real small
    so you can cuss, spit, throw bottles
    broken glass
    but it all ends up with handcuffs on you hands

  2. firepower

    I’ve been at three parties broken up by gas, and one by horses.

    The horses were worse.

  3. snuh

    There were many riots, but 1979 has to be pretty much the first for SoCal Punk. It might be fun to upload some songs of the bands from that night. Great stuff!

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