The 2011 VQS Totally Twisted Crustaceans of Metal

posted by / Photos / May 17, 2011

All Photos by Tom Carey and Kenny Morris

The Totally Twisted Crustaceans of Metal! (See if you can pick up on the theme from this year's event.)

The Totally Twisted Crustaceans of Metal! (See if you can pick up on the theme from this year's event.)

Ominous clouds and death metal. A match made in hell.

Ominous clouds and death metal. A match made in hell.

Volcom grom throws an F chord for the judges.

Volcom grom throws an F chord for the judges.

Metal heads taking a break from the constant head banging.

Metal-heads taking a break from the constant head-banging.

Those guys in the background must've been watching a different stage but this guy rocked on.

Those guys in the background must've been watching a different stage or something, but this guy rocked on.

Long hair lives!

Long hair lives!

Taylor Clark slob grabbing.

Taylor Clark slob grabbing.

Groupies mob the backstage booth.

Groupies mob the backstage booth.

A Muscle Milk Harley-Davidson and two beautiful ladies for the best Steel Unicorn.

A Muscle Milk Harley-Davidson and two beautiful ladies for the top Steel Unicorn (i.e. the Pro-Am division winner).

Free shit, a Volcom staple.

Free shit: a Volcom staple.

Iron Wangers winner and world renowned rockstar Chippa Wilson.

Iron Wangers (airshow) winner and world-renowned rock star Chippa Wilson.

Andrew Doheny pleasing the media between sets.

Andrew Doheny, pleasing the media between sets.

Future groupie poses for the cameras.

Hair dye and massive shades — definite metal queen.

Kanoa Igarashi

Kanoa Igarashi in the Newport mosh pit.

Andrew Doheny hydrating his vocals.

Andrew Doheny hydrating his vocal cords.

No great rocker lets a fan interfere with his solo.

No great rocker lets a fan interfere with his solo.

A few fan's dream comes true.

A few fans' dream comes true.

Killian Garland tearing up the west stage.

Killian Garland tearing up the west stage.

Lead guitarist Terridaktal.

Lead guitarist Terridaktal.

Parker Coffin with an indy grab.

Parker Coffin with an indy grab.

Chippa Wilson can play with his left or right hand. Very talented!

Chippa Wilson, varial with distortion.

Gorkin rocking his way to 2nd place in Steel Unicorns and Iron Wangers.

Gorkin rocking his way to 2nd place in both the Steel Unicorns and Iron Wangers.

RJ Dunzelman, known for his stage antics and beer drinking.

RJ Dunzelman, known for his stage antics and beer drinking.

Iron Bruce even showed up for a reunion tour.

Iron Bruce even showed up for a reunion tour.

Wyld Stallion Ian Crane gets the crowd on their feet.

Wyld Stallion (junior) Ian Crane gets the crowd on their feet.

Who needs headphones when your own personal guitarist is there?

Who needs headphones when your own personal guitarist is there?

Chippa Wilson, Iron Wangers Champ

Chippa Wilson, king of the Iron Wangers.

Kalani David, Rattical Harial move of the event.

Kalani David, winner of the Electric Rattical Hairial move of the event.

Leila Hurst and the best of the Groupies.

Leila Hurst and the best of the Groupies (girls division).

Barron Mamiya and his fellow Squid Rows

Barron Mamiya and his fellow Squid Rows.

Kanoa Igarashi, lord of the Def Ponies.

Kanoa Igarashi, lord of the Def Ponies (groms).

Ian Crane, Wyld Stallion

Ian Crane, Wyld Stallion (junior) winner.

$10,000 for hometown Steel Unicorn Andrew Doheny.

$10,000 for hometown Steel Unicorn Andrew Doheny.

Look for Andrew to rage down the street to get coffee and a bagel on his Muscle Milk Harley from now on.

Look for Andrew to rage down the street to get coffee and a bagel on his Muscle Milk Harley from now on.

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  • jorge

    coooooolllll