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Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos

Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos
Mike Mezeul

The rawkfist is a beloved go-to for people being asked to pose at rock shows (thanks for that, by the way). But what seems like a simple gesture of appreciation for loud sounds is in fact a minefield of potential misuse.

This week's Uproar Festival, featuring Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction, at Gexa Energy Pavilion offered plenty of rawkfist opportunities. Photographer Mike Mezeul captured many attempts and fewer successes. Let's examine the evidence.

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Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos
Mike Mezeul

Don't forget to tuck that thumb. This is Dallas. There are no beaches anywhere. Do, on the other hand, stick out your tongue.

Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos
Mike Mezeul

But don't stick your tongue sideways. Down is the preferred tongue pointing direction. Though we'll forgive your party 'cuz that Dimebag shirt rules.

Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos
Mike Mezeul

Don't smile, hippie. Or at the very least, don't hang out with people who execute such perfect rawkfists as your friend. That is textbook.

 

Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos
Mike Mezeul

Do paint your fingernails a dark color.

Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos
Mike Mezeul

Don't point your palms outward. Then you're just a Texas fan, and man, that's too mainstream for rock 'n' roll. Also don't forget which fingers you're supposed to use, guy on left. It's pinky and index. Pinky and index.

See also:The Kenny Chesney Tailgate Do's and Don'ts: Photo Essay

Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos
Mike Mezeul

No seriously, Headrush apparel street team. You're doing it wrong.

Rawkfist Do's and Don'ts: Photos
Mike Mezeul

Do live it completely. This man is rawkfist incarnate, and we salute him.


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