Video: Welcome to the Dubstep Parking Lot

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Britt Chester

In 1986, one man took to a Judas Priest concert with a video camera to document the mayhem prior to a real rock and roll show. The video, aptly titled "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" became a cult classic, and has since inspired a descendant: "Dubstep Parking Lot." Here is our take on the parking lot happenings before this dubstep show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Prepare yourself.

Here's "Dubstep Parking Lot" (last night):

And its predecessor "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" (1986):

See Also:
- The people of Global Dub Fest (slide show)
- Dubstep for Dummies, a primer for newly minted dubstep fans (infographic)
- Video: Welcome to the Dubstep Parking Lot
- Review: Global Dub Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 5/18/12
- Global Dub Festival survival guide



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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO

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Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

You linked to an animated gif on Tumblr. That goes even further.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Longevity, in and of itself, does NOT denote talent. Case in point: American Idol has been on the air for 13 seasons. Your argument is invalid.

Nathan Naranjo
Nathan Naranjo

Dubsteps isn't even kusic and if you think it is you have another thing coming its trash for mainly white middle class America fuck you dubstep hated you from day one gives the kids drugs and they'll think kids bop is cool

Christopher Hubble
Christopher Hubble

Sterling and Chris: grow up. If you want to argue a point, do it without being rude, vulgar or nsulting.

Nick McCollum
Nick McCollum

A DJ is not a musician a DJ is a thief of music a record player player. Real metal musicians spend years writing music.

Jason Villalobos
Jason Villalobos

You guys write TERRIBLE articles. How is it possible you guys are this lame. FYI that picture of those chicks hurts my brain.

Chris Milburn
Chris Milburn

This argument has multiple logical fallacies. I don't know if you are even trying to argue, prove a point, or trying to speak your mind and be a prick at the same time.

Chris Milburn
Chris Milburn

Actually this band celebrated 25 years of making music this year. Just because you don't have an ear for this type of music, does not mean it doesn't take talent. 25 years of dedication to song writing and making a living off of it, says a lot. Id say to make your living from song writing and performance takes quite a bit of talent. Cannibal Corpse's drummer and bass player are masters of their instruments, and that is quite apparent to many music buffs.

Eric Gidcumb
Eric Gidcumb

dubstep isnt even music, i can make a crap bassline go up and down on a crap studio like fruity loops I'm sure grandmas are going to be playing skrillex and bassnectar for their grandchildren one day ha how dare you compare this to music with instruments and talent. boo.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Uh, dumb ass. The article isn't comparing the actual musical genres. Rather, it's their idiotic fan bases. Face it. The "cool kids" of today who jump & thump to repeated computerized beats and random sound waves with the rare voice-over for "ill effect" are not all that much different than the "cool kids" from the 80s and early 90s that banged their heads to excruciatingly shrill "singers" (grunters or screamers) horrendous guitar riffs, and repeated, aimlessly banging drums: all predominately privileged white suburbanite/wannabe-urbanite male youth.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Heavy metal and "trashy brainless music." Then again, I repeat myself.

Erik Heinz
Erik Heinz

If that's a real question the answer is no.

Jerrad Jessee
Jerrad Jessee

I dont see the correlation between the 2. I'm a very avid metal fan and have been for as long as I can remember. But I also remember stumbling across "dubstep" 10 years ago. Fans are fans. Music is music. Stop being musical bigot's.

Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis

Don't you ever say that. Heavy metal fans are the heavy metal fans of today. dubstep fans are the ravers of today.

Adam Feldbrugge
Adam Feldbrugge

Also, Decade is the word you use to describe a period of ten years.

Tristitia Infinita
Tristitia Infinita

Metal takes talent. You just pissed a bunch of people off Westword.

amberjesse07
amberjesse07

Stupid comparison West Word! You are better!

Tyler Harwood
Tyler Harwood

No because there is still heavy metal and there are still heavy metal fans that act as they did back in the day.

Nicholas C. Naranjo
Nicholas C. Naranjo

Heavy Metal should NEVER be used in the same sentence as that trashy brainless music.

Diane Stinson
Diane Stinson

Dubstep died the minute it was born ... original 80"s version of Tainted Love was considered dubstep... didn't last long then, and won't last long now! Booooooo! You non instrumental "bands"

Whitney Iverson
Whitney Iverson

The Westword is complete shite today and an insult to journalism

Lindstrom Dono
Lindstrom Dono

this article is also from july 2012. Which makes it very obsolete.

Jared Forqueran
Jared Forqueran

No, but I think dubstep is the metal of electronic music...

Jeremy Ashcraft
Jeremy Ashcraft

No dubstep fans are alright brostep fans are annoying

JRush Vertigo
JRush Vertigo

<--- loves dubstep... westword is trying to hard to have the humor of the onion, but its not working...

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