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Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night

When guitar god Dick Dale straps on his superpowered Fender Strat, he's not fucking playing. Strings will snap. Ears will bleed. Speakers will explode.

And last night at the Vagabond, the 74-year-old axe master -- also known as the King of the Surf Guitar, the Godfather of Heavy Metal, the Grandaddy of Shred -- slashed through a scorching set of rock 'n' roll, country, surf, rockabilly, and metal. He even lit "Amazing Grace" ablaze. And lordy, it was a glorious flameout.

See the cut for ten photos from Dick Dale's destruction session at the Vagabond.

Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Surf punk Laramie Dean began the night with burning rubber and beach-side riots.
Surf punk Laramie Dean began the night with burning rubber and beach-side riots.
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

 

And then Mr. Dale dropped a megaton of sonic destruction on the Vagabond.
And then Mr. Dale dropped a megaton of sonic destruction on the Vagabond.
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Ten Photo Highlights From Dick Dale's Destruction Session at the Vagabond Last Night
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

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