Long Beach Grand Prix and NARDCORE 4 LIFE

Long Beach Grand Prix

They say that the “Granddaddy” of all racing is a type called Formula-1
200 plus miles per hour they would soar down Shoreline Drive
The event is always in April, in Long Beach California under the sun
Guys like Mario Andretti, adrenaline freaks, a sport at which they thrive
A three-day event, with qualifying and even a Pro-Celebrity Race
Donny Osmond, Ted Nugent, Josh Brolin, and Keanu Reeves have all been past winners
Other celebrities have hit the wall, ruining their Celica’s and did not save face
With luck not on their side, I guess you could say they earned a “turkey” dinner
A fatal tragedy on April 27, 1988, a 47-year-old man named Dan Croft
The first fatality in 14 years of racing on the downtown city streets
Many spectators witnessed the accident from super high apartments or lofts
The racing community are is very close, quality people you will always meet
Over the years I have went, I think, at least six times and always had a blast
Fond memories in Long Beach, home of Snoop Dog, are etched in my past


Let me tell you about something I’m passionate about, a lifestyle, a scene
It started in California, Port Hueneme, Oxnard and Silver Strand Beach
I dig all-ages shows with the O.G.s, but the energy always starts with the teens
Nardcore stands for hardcore, punk and thrash, exiting the pit is sometimes out of reach
It’s been 40 years since it all began, the same bands still play and tour
Ill Repute, Stalag 13, False Confession, Aggression and Dr. Know
Senior citizens now, still down for their scene, the music, life is never a bore
In Ventura County and Oxnard, almost every weekend there is a show
The Nardcore family, has lost some loved ones, due to alcohol and drugs
Many kids of the veterans, now teenagers are seen in the pit
We are all a tight knit family, there is never a shortage of hugs
If you mosh every weekend your apt to become physically fit
I wasn’t caught stage diving at Agent Orange, and still have a bad left shoulder
A separation tear is what the doctor says I have, it raises like a lump
I hit the deck so hard, I couldn’t breathe, it felt like I landed on a boulder
So, you ask me quite frankly, at 60 years old will you still jump off the stage
What do you think, I’m down for my scene and NARDCORE 4 LIFE!