Gallery: Day 4 of Aftershock 2023 – Paradise City

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Words and photographs by Sugarwolf

The fourth and final day of 2023’s Aftershock Festival brought another solid lineup of bands including festival headliner Guns N’ Roses.  Wargasm heated up the Jack Daniel’s stage during the early hours of the day with the help of singer Milkie Way. Ayron Jones, who’s currently touring with GN’R, gave a performance that left the crowd wanting more.  Badflower fanned out into the audience to get up close with his fans.  Daughtry recovered nicely from an early sound glitch and closed his set with some dynamic pyro effects.  Sacramento’s own Dance Gavin Dance represented the festival host city on the Shockwave stage. Punk rock fans enjoyed a break from the hard rock when Rancid took the stage.  Queens of the Stone Age inspired a flood of crowd surfers. Guns N’ Roses took the stage 30 minutes past their scheduled set time but fans still embraced the band’s arrival. Original bandmates Duff McKagan, Slash, and Axl Rose along with their current lineup, closed the festival with a setlist weighted heavily with favorites from the Appetite and Use Your Illusion LP’s.  Slash played a notable solo on Rocket Queen that included talk box effects.

Ayron Jones’ animated bass player. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Wargasm’s Milkie Way. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Father and son enjoying a day of hard rock. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Rancid’s guitarist and lead vocalist Tim Armstrong. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Former American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry. Photograph by Sugarwolf
A crowd surfer enjoys the mist of local spring water. Photograph by Sugarwolf
acramento origin band Dance Gavin Dance. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Sean Dietrich in front of his artwork (visit Photograph by Sugarwolf
Fans wait for next band to take the Shockwave stage. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Blackened Whiskey bartender offers a shot. Photograph by Sugarwolf

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