10. Buckcherry Get Graphic While Explaining "Crazy B**ch"
Buckcherry's Josh Todd took a moment to explain that the titular "crazy b**ch" in their 2006 hit is the kind of girl who does things like wax in front aaaaand in back. So crazy! Although when he described this, it was a lot more specific. A LOT more specific.
9. Man Berates Stranger for Not Knowing Boys Like Girls
"Who is this band?" a festival-goer innocently asked his friend before the emo rockers went on. A helpful stranger filled him in immediately: "They're called Boys Like Girls, a**hole, and they'll rock your world."
8. Trace Cyrus Doesn't Want to Be "Told What the F**k To Do"
During his set with his new band Ashland High, Miley's older brother (formerly a member of Metro Station) talked about not being on a label any longer. "I'm doing this all by myself," he told the predominantly female crowd of his latest musical project. "Because I am sick of being told what the f**k to do."
7. Riff Raff Rocks Skunk Scarf, Icee Chain
Reality star-turned-rapper Riff Raff wore some of Bamboozle Day 3's fashion highlights. Sure, most rappers rock neck bling, but how many of those chains have an Icee attached to it? And when was the last time you saw a man rapping with a cartoon skunk wrapped around his neck? Reason enough to see Riff's solid set.
6. T. Mills Explains Ass-Centric New Song
Before performing a song from his upcoming mixtape "Thrillionaire," the 23-year-old Cali rapper touched on his interest in the zodiac and which body part he can get behind. "I'm an ass man," he explained. "This song is called, 'Asstrology.' As in, 'assssss-trology.'" And for those who still didn't understand, he pantomimed an illustrative, R-rated gesture.
5. Woe, Is Me's Metalcore Cover of Ke$ha
I hadn't heard of this Atlanta post-hardcore band before hitting Bamboozle, but after listening to a few gushing descriptions of the band by fans (known as members of the [S] Army), I decided to check 'em out. I caught them ravaging Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" (which held up surprisingly well to the metalcore treatment) and watched as an overzealous fan was carried out of the fest—wriggling and kicking—by three security guards. Yes, it rocked.
4. Marianas Trench Singer Talks Hospital Stay
The Canadian punks were one of the tightest, most energetic bands I caught at Bamboozle—doubly impressive given that lead singer Josh Ramsay spent some time in a hospital in early April for undisclosed reasons. "Was anyone at that last show we played in New York?" Ramsay asked, referencing his pre-hospitalization performance. "It was a tough show for me to get through, and you guys were really nice. Thanks." He added, "Then I went to Jersey and stayed in a hospital for a while. Cool story, huh?"
3. Brand New Marvel At How Far They've Come In Five Years
Although the Long Island rockers were the lead-in act for megaband Bon Jovi this year, they had a less enviable slot when they last played Bamboozle in 2007. "This next song is for everyone who was here last time we played Bamboozle—at noon," said singer Jesse Lacey before rocking "Degausser."
2. The Gaslight Anthem Cover The Who
The Jersey boys gave Bamboozle 2012 one of its best sets—and that was even before they wrapped the show with a knockout cover of The Who's thunderous "Baba O'Riley," which they dedicated to local Jersey residents and described as "one of the greatest rock and roll songs ever." Which is a scientific fact.
1. Jon Bon Jovi Tells Jersey About Wanting to Get Out of Jersey, But Sweetly
The hometown heroes opened with a killer one-two punch of "Raise Your Hands" and "You Give Love a Bad Name" and didn't let up a notch during their hit-heavy set. Jon Bon even got personal for a minute. "I think I was born over there on 4th Avenue," he told the audience, gesturing to his right. "I started writing my own stuff in '81. I thought, 'God, this is the only way to get out.' I can't believe it's been 30 years. 30 freaking years. I'm not trying to get sentimental on you. I just want to thank you all for everything. [Asbury Park] isn't the behemoth [venue] we've grown quite accustomed to playing, but we just wanted to remember."