When the 50th Anniversary Woodstock show was a no-go, Fever 333 decided to do its own pop-up concert to commemorate the historic three-day festival held in 1969. Fever 333 titled the Aug. 16 fest Wouldstock.
“Essentially, when we heard we were chosen to play at the 50th anniversary, it was obviously a great honor,” said Jason Aalon Butler, vocalist for Fever 333. “I think the spirit of Woodstock, I think it is something that we subscribe to and align with. When we heard it was canceled, it was something that we still wanted to honor and we sort of focused on and highlighted. This project actually started in a parking lot in Inglewood, California. We did, like, a pop-up demonstration of our own in the back of a truck. So we figured we would take that essence as well as the original essence of Woodstock from 1969 and we do it in a parking lot in Poughkeepsie, New York, for free.”
The show featured an eclectic lineup of the rap-rock trio’s friends, including female rapper Sirah, emo-mathcore band Kaonashi, an acoustic set by Beauty School Dropout, as well as Oxymorons and Worn Thin. Each band was asked to choose a charity to benefit from the proceeds. Fever 333 has its own nonprofit, Walk in My Shoes Foundation, which donates to rotating charities. It plans to align with the American Civil Liberties Union to support its fight against anti-abortion laws in Georgia and Alabama as well as fund lobbyists trying to overhaul immigration laws and intervene in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s mistreatment of families, children and citizens.
Charity is a big part of the band’s mission and is represented by the number 3 in the band’s name.