Live Photos: The Frights

Words and photos by Carol Padgett

The Frights, a ‘surf-garage-punk’ band from San Diego, have stolen the hearts of many with their super-surfy guitar riffs and charming lyrics about love and life. I had the honor of snapping photos and chatting with the band after their show at the Masquerade in Atlanta on July 31st. Their shows are always filled with so much life and spirit, and though their riffs resemble 50’s style surf tunes, they truly embody youth and our current generation’s love for art and letting loose.

Not only are they wildly talented, but they are also some of the most charming and down to earth guys I’ve ever met. After the show, they hung out at the merch table for a good while chatting with fans. They thanked each and every person for coming out and genuinely meant it every single time. They told me, “It’s not like we’re meeting ‘fans’, just new friends who love and support what we’re doing”. Though their tour with Hunny and Gymshorts is coming to an end this month, in less than two months they’ll be on the road with Fidlar and SWMRS (surfiest line up ever, right?!), and I can guarantee you won’t want to miss it.

Enjoy these photos I somehow managed to snap while I was shamelessly dancing the night away.

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Carol Padgett is a 17 year-old photographer located a little ways outside of Atlanta. She dabbles in writing and has a deep passion for bad 2000’s music, chicken salad, and musicals.