Review by John Jeffrey Photos by Diana MacDonald
Darien, NY - While music festivals are fun for the fans, and the ticket buyers definitely get more bang for their buck, reviewing one, can be rather tedious. With the daunting task of covering just under a dozen bands, appearing on multiple stages, you can really run the risk of spreading yourself too thin, and perhaps missing out on some of the more important happenings while your attention is being diverted elsewhere. While it would be easy to write some generic, banal overview of ALL the bands at this year's Uproar Festival (once again being held at the Darien Lake PAC), we feel it better serves our readers to give a more in depth look on the bands we really enjoyed from this 2012 installment. And while some 'writers' pretend that they like EVERYTHING, the truth is, while in a perfect world, it would be great if every band playing on a festival bill was amazing, in the real world, the fact is, there are going to be some groups that you may not appreciate. And instead of focusing on all of the negatives from a band I can't stand, I would rather tell you all of the things I did like about most of the bands that I feel rocked!
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