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when we were young fest

The Observatory appeals to the early generation emo crowd

By Natalee Coloman   Staff Writer

Whether you’re in your mid-twenties and just recently got into the emo-punk scene, or you’ve been crying since day one, the When We Were Young festival brings out the nostalgia from bands who were popular in the mid-nineties to the early 2000s. 

On Feb. 6, the potential tour leaked through social media sites about Morrissey headlining the first-ever WWWY festival. The next morning, the official announcement released through the Santa Ana Observatory’s Instagram page as well as various band pages. 

The recent Morrissey tour announcement came from a “Morrissey-Trump” meme, which was responding to the Trump administration ordering the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service to take offline any records regarding the Animal Welfare Act. 

According to an article from the Beagle Freedom Project, this act contained thousands of entities including research facilities and experiments on dogs and cats. 

Morrissey’s response to the sudden order was a simple comment: “This is why Trump is everybody’s enemy.”

Morrissey recently rescheduled his U.S. Tour, making WWWY Fest his fifth stop on the list after Mexico. The change was due to his keyboardist falling ill, causing the management team to drop the remaining dates. 

Joining Morrissey are Descendents, AFI, Cage the Elephant, Taking Back Sunday, Silversun Pickups and roughly 30 more bands in the scene. 

Tickets are on sale through the festival’s website, with general admission at $175 and VIP starting at $275.


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