Freakfest is truly one of the best shows to be found along the West Coast these days. It has a light-hearted attitude and commitment to fun that we here at Mini Truckin' haven't seen in an event in years. Part of Freakfest's ability to keep things so loose is the attitude of those who attend the event. If people don't know how to act like adults in public, promoters can't treat their guests as adults. Many props go to the Freaks of Nature for one hell of a kickass event, as well as to each and every person who attended Freakfest 2004 for being upstanding enthusiasts and keeping this event going like no other. For more information on the third annual Freakfest in 2005, visit www.freakfestshow.com. Be on the lookout for the upcoming video Freakfest - The Movie, which will profile all the wacky happenings from this year's event.

After the show was over each day, a huge party started and lasted until the wee hours of the morning. With bands such as Adema, Kottonmouth Kings, Level, The Dreaming, Karma Hit List, Paradigm Shift, Crooked, ThroatShot, Palisade, Relapse Trigger, Swag, Swine, Arrival of Fawn, Stupidog, Milestone, Melodrose, Squatcho, Vagrant, Fluid, Shamiq, and Biotiour all on stage slammin' live tunes until the break of dawn, everyone in attendance had more than enough entertainment to keep them jammin' throughout the weekend. If live music didn't get you stirred up, then maybe a killer wet T-shirt and bikini contest got you ready to party. Either way, everyone at Freakfest 2004 seemed to have a great time.

Solid Awards
Grant Kustoms took charge of building the specialty awards for Freakfest 2004, with awards for Most Partying Club (a hand-hammered steel mug) and Most Body-Dropped Vehicles in a Club (a diorama complete with three hammered rides and a miniature combo pan with drag damage), among others. Also handed out was the IF Customs "Matt Eye Award," a sculpture crafted in steel for IF's choice for Best of Show.