Poifest '97 - A photo essay by Kathryn Bender

The sun was hot and so was the music at Poifest ’97.
More than 7,000 fans turned out for the six-band show
Sept. 14 on the grounds of the Turtle Bay Hilton
on Oahu’s North Shore. Read John Berger’s review here.

The singer at the mic

Matchbox 20, with lead singer Rob Thomas, took the stage
early, when the sun was at its hottest.

Babes at the edge of the stage

Fans at the edge of the stage look cool and collected, while someon
feeling more rowdy catches some air in the background.

Action in the pit

The action in the mosh pit is frenzied but friendly,
with one fan sending a shaka your way.

Jewelry optional

The noise was piercing? Matthew Killebrew, 19, of Waco, Texas,
enjoys Poifest while on pass from his Army duties.

Action in the pit

More slammin’ and jammin’ in the pit.

Rest and recreation

Couples find some time alone in the midst of 7,000 people.

Cool shower

Being cool means staying cool.

Floating on air

A fan gets a hand from the crowd, showing there’s
more than one way to ride a wave.

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Photos by Kathryn Bender kbender@lava.net
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