I first photographed NOFX in 2012 when I was focusing more on writing than photography. It's not my best work (again, it was 2012 and I was still pretty new to the game), but what was most memorable about this show is that Fat Mike granted me a rare interview.
My favorite part was asking why he took the interview.
I took your interview because our show in Phoenix is selling like shit. It's like, the worst city in the country. It's got such a depressed economy...fuck. I see Phoenix as being the next Detroit. If you're a college student or retired, it's a pretty good city.
A quote like this would get fans in some other circle's riled up, but the bottom line is it's punk rock and a very Fat Mike thing to do.
To that end, the recent photos in this post are from NOFX's performance at this huge punk/screamo music festival last year. Fat Mike made fun of bands like A Day to Remember while he was on stage. Their fans weren't happy, but the audience standing before NOFX loved it.
Bonus, here's Fat Mike holding up some Preparation H.
See you in the photo pit.