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21 hours ago

Austin Lucas

Austin Lucas and The Bold Party

We’re closing out our East, Southeast and Deep South tour by smashing into New Orleans, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Indiana over the next week!

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Austin Lucas and The Bold Party

We’re closing out our East, Southeast and Deep South tour by smashing into New Orleans, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Indiana over the next week! 

Photo by: Mike Dunn

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That’s a bold move

2 days ago

Austin Lucas

I don’t know how to make anyone care more than they do already. I merely possess the means to show how much I care about the world, and why it matters to someone like me. In the small hope my doing so will set an example, which grows the seed of compassion, inside the hearts of people, with whom I come into contact.

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I don’t know how to make anyone care more than they do already. I merely possess the means to show how much I care about the world, and why it matters to someone like me. In the small hope my doing so will set an example, which grows the seed of compassion, inside the hearts of people, with whom I come into contact. 

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Thank you we would be a much better world with more like you

Damn, you're a solid and humane human!

Love you bunches buddy. So proud to call you my friend!

You're a rare and special, and beautiful human being!

I’m gonna put this one in my wallet.

Love ya buddy..you are an inspiration to me..

Keep on trucking Austin and don't let the bastards get ya down brother!!

Keep doing that thing you do. Looking in the best shape of yr life buddy. Hope you feel it!

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5 days ago

Austin Lucas

Humanity has the great benefit of enjoying multiple perspectives, and ways of living upon this beautiful planet. We’ve gone forth and multiplied, and the rich cultural tapestry that encompasses us as a species, is enormously diverse and wonderful. However, on our blue island, floating in the near limitless vacuum of space, not every ethos is created equal. Many of our neighbors see a world where conflict, tribalism, subjugation, seclusion, and domination of others, is not only of paramount importance, but also a part of the natural order of things. Many of these people would say that our species is meant to thrive in conflict, and that we are only at our best, when we are free to express ourselves through those specific modes of conduct and communication. Admitting simultaneously that they are fully intolerant of what they perceive as weakness in others. While crying about how their own values are somehow meant to be accepted by those of us who they are actively seeking to cull from society. To all of these people, I am calling you on your bullshit! And to those in the “middle,” who would defend their right to have an open platform to spread this dark ethos. I pray that you and your people wake from your naive dream before it’s too late. And never come to find yourselves or your loved ones in their crosshairs, without an ally to stand beside you.

For truly, the utilization of these arguments, which grossly misunderstand the difference between free speech and freedom from the consequence of having aggressive opinions, is astounding. Train of thought whose utopian outcome can only be realized through further violent and oppressive means ARE NOT WORTHY OF OUR ACCEPTANCE. Please understand, the culture of supremacy has worked tirelessly to paint its own self as marginalized. It has adopted and stolen the intellectual life’s blood of oppressed cultures. Even appropriating the language of struggle, that is used by truly oppressed peoples around the globe. People who have been screaming for generations to have any voice in a global culture that seeks to dominate, silence and separate them from all that should be theirs. Must come to find their oppressors, screaming twisted versions of their own experiences back into their faces. Imagine the feeling, imagine the rage. Now remember that not one anti-fascist has murdered a nazi in decades. While right wing white nationalists are responsible for multiple murders and acts of terror, almost weekly in our country.

Good people on both sides they say? No, only regular people, bad people, and people “in the middle” who are willing to watch history repeat itself, because they are too busy acting like they’re “being reasonable.”
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You might enjoy Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind". Highly recommend it.

Well said. I hope you get a chance to check out that audio book I sent ya. I really think you’ll dig it.

7 days ago

Austin Lucas

The furious beauty of (moderately)controlled rock and roll chaos is now on its way into North Carolina! This is a stacked fucking lineup y’all, so it’s gonna be ridiculous! Tonight, we party with Vandoliers, Reconciler and Jesse Boutchyard, at Local 506!!!!!

Don’t sleep, party, rest when you’re dead!

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The furious beauty of (moderately)controlled rock and roll chaos is now on its way into North Carolina! This is a stacked fucking lineup y’all, so it’s gonna be ridiculous! Tonight, we party with Vandoliers, Reconciler and Jesse Boutchyard, at Local 506!!!!! 

Don’t sleep, party, rest when you’re dead!

Photo by: Tatman Jason

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See y’all soon!

1 week ago

Austin Lucas

Hey North Carolina Triangle peeps! We’re coming in hot tomorrow to Chapel Hill! We’ll be rocking with three of our biggest musical pals! Vandoliers, Reconciler and Jesse Boutchyard!!! Don’t miss this stacked lineup!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

Tour is in full swing!! Check us out, all over the east Coast, Deep South and Midwest!!!!

8.9 Sportsman Tavern, Buffalo, NY
8.10 King of Clubs, Syracuse, NY
8.11 City Winery, Boston, MA
8.12 Hill Country Live, NY, NY
8.13 Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ
8.14 Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
8.15 Kungfu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
8.16 Norfolk Taphouse, Norfolk, VA
8.17 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
8.18 Smiths Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
8.19 Wills Pub, Orlando, FL
8.20 High Dive, Gainesville, FL
8.21 Jacksonville, FL Raindogs
8.22 Crowbar, Tampa, FL
8.23 Chickie Chickie Wah Wah, New Orleans, LA
8.24 Cotton Wood, Houston, TX
8.25 Kick Butt Coffee, Austin, TX
8.26 Sundown at Grenada Dallas, TX
8.27 Shrine, Tulsa, OK
8.28 The Railgarten, Memphis, TN
8.29 The Basement, Nashville, TN
8.30 Blockhouse Bar, Bloomington, IN
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Cleveland Loved you and cant wait for you to return

Excited for the Orlando show!

See you at Hill Country on Monday! Nice haircut

Seen you play over here in the UK a couple of times. Your great

When are you coming back to the UK?

this is dope!

Come to Alabama? Please?

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

What is it ?

🔥🔥🌈🤸‍♂️🔥🔥

Joe Buck look, attitude, but with a lot more soul 🤗❤️

Wisconsin?

I hope you guys come to Buffalo again 😊

The Beachland show was so good, it was astounding finally getting to see you ❤️❤️

That was a hell of a show at Beachland! Glad to have you as always.

Love this!

Bands like Metallica, Montrose and Rush was talent, but what the Hell is this?

You need a new sound man.....

*looks down the list* sees no Michigan shows *disapproves heavily*

Christopher Whitacre check this show out when it comes through Bloomington (IN)

Sounds like my two year old grand daughter. She must be awesome

🔥🔥🔥

Punk Rawk!

!!!

This sucks

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3 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

Then and now: on top, touring with @willienelsonofficial in 2011. Below, headlining this summer. Who’s having more fun? Come see me on tour starting tomorrow and I’ll introduce you to the new and vastly improved, Austin Lucas!

8.7 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
8.8 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
8.9 Sportsman Tavern, Buffalo, NY
8.10 King of Clubs, Syracuse, NY
8.11 City Winery, Boston, MA
8.12 Hill Country Live, NY, NY
8.13 Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ
8.14 Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
8.15 Kungfu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
8.16 Norfolk Taphouse, Norfolk, VA
8.17 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
8.18 Smiths Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
8.19 Wills Pub, Orlando, FL
8.20 High Dive, Gainesville, FL
8.21 Jacksonville, FL Raindogs
8.22 Crowbar, Tampa, FL
8.23 Chickie Chickie Wah Wah, New Orleans, LA
8.24 Cotton Wood, Houston, TX
8.25 Kick Butt Coffee, Austin, TX
8.26 Sundown at Grenada Dallas, TX
8.27 Shrine, Tulsa, OK
8.28 The Railgarten, Memphis, TN
8.29 The Basement, Nashville, TN
8.30 Blockhouse Bar, Bloomington, IN
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Then and now: on top, touring with @willienelsonofficial in 2011. Below, headlining this summer. Who’s having more fun? Come see me on tour starting tomorrow and I’ll introduce you to the new and vastly improved, Austin Lucas!

8.7 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
8.8 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA 
8.9 Sportsman Tavern, Buffalo, NY 
8.10 King of Clubs, Syracuse, NY 
8.11 City Winery, Boston, MA 
8.12 Hill Country Live, NY, NY
8.13 Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ 
8.14 Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
8.15 Kungfu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
8.16 Norfolk Taphouse, Norfolk, VA
8.17 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC 
8.18 Smiths Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
8.19 Wills Pub, Orlando, FL
8.20 High Dive, Gainesville, FL
8.21 Jacksonville, FL Raindogs
8.22 Crowbar, Tampa, FL
8.23 Chickie Chickie Wah Wah, New Orleans, LA
8.24 Cotton Wood, Houston, TX
8.25 Kick Butt Coffee, Austin, TX
8.26 Sundown at Grenada Dallas, TX 
8.27 Shrine, Tulsa, OK
8.28 The Railgarten, Memphis, TN
8.29 The Basement, Nashville, TN
8.30 Blockhouse Bar, Bloomington, IN

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Will you do "Go West" and "Somebody loves you" at your NJ show? Pleeeaasssseee

See you next week!

I want you to know that I'm bringing my sister (whom I think you've met), my girlfriend, and my mom

We will be in New England at the same time. Ima try to get to the Boston show!! I always miss you in Denver. 🙌🙌

Lauren and me will see you in NY

Have a safe run, bby.

Coming to Colorado?

You got it going on!

There seems to be a show missing on this list? DC (Vienna, VA)

seattle

It was great finally being able to see you in Cleveland last night, thank you for an amazing show, and safe travels.

Saw you in Omaha, loved it.

No WI 👎

El Paso😢? missed the last shows in our area. Love you Austin!

Saw you in Omaha, loved it.

You’ve always been beautiful, then & now.

Fuck ya Austin ⚡️⚡️⚡️

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3 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

Just hanging out, being the biggest goober on the planet. AKA, how a boxer gets romantical. @mtpfightgear ... See MoreSee Less

Just hanging out, being the biggest goober on the planet. AKA, how a boxer gets romantical. @mtpfightgear

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The hand that writes such beautiful love songs also packs a punch!

Nice T-Shirt 😎

This shirt :)

3 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

All duded up and ready to smash some miles! #fitpunx #samplegates #bloomingtonindiana #cycling ... See MoreSee Less

All duded up and ready to smash some miles! #fitpunx #samplegates #bloomingtonindiana #cycling

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Welcome to the "roadie" club. Hit me up if you're ever in Baltimore and want to hammer out some miles!

Right on! How many miles u putting in today

Austin, you’ve seen Breaking Away...right???

3 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

Re: Nazis at the Bloomington Farmers Market and the rising tide of fascism in the United States/world.

It’s easy to be sensible and moderate about this type of conflict when you have no skin in the game. A person can spend a lifetime feeling justified, even accomplished, knowing that their capacity for level headedness is boundless. Some may also find it gratifying to have ideological debates about free speech, and to magnanimously feign opinions about how both sides have some fair points. While also feeling justified in scolding one group, or another, when their perceived actions go to a place you consider to be ‘too far.’ I understand this train of thought because I was born with the top tier privilege that is being perceived as a blue eyed white man. I have sat and listened to countless conversations that maybe others don’t get to be privy to. And having had an enormous sampling of this demographic, I can see how many folks just don’t have the type of life experience to understand the rage of oppressed peoples, nor the capacity to process where it comes from and why. Because sadly, most people who fall into this group don’t have enough perspective to even see that they’re benefitting from it. What makes me different? You see, though I was born into a world, with the privilege of flying under the radar as a white person. Able to be “one of the guy’s” during conversations that certain people only feel comfortable having, while cradled in the perceived safety of being around their own people. I’ve never really been one of them. I was born into the other side of this fight, privileged in many ways. Yet nonetheless, part of an ethnic group that has suffered at the hands of oppression, enslavement and genocide. Simultaneously rewarded with the benefit of the doubt, when speaking to police and other members of white society. And also part of an ethnic minority, who knows all too well the only logical conclusion where the fruition of fascist ideas and white supremacy arrives. To me, being a Jew means that I have no choice but to be an anti-fascist. No choice but to pay attention and care about this type of thing. My first fist fight as a child was the result of a classmate calling me by the lovely epithet, “dirty Jew.” My punishment for that fight... being taken for ice cream by my mom. Her love and encouragement taught me that she was proud when I stood up for myself. Which is why I’m standing up for myself and for her today.

People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, Jews and Muslims and so many others have little choice but to take this fight seriously. And most of us know that our anti-fascist ally’s, who are placing themselves at risk for the rights of all of us, deserve our respect. They should know that we appreciate what they are doing for all of us. That our community has their back when they walk in front of armed and hate filled crowds, facing off against these pieces of human filth.

So go ahead and malign decent members of our communities, for their foul mouths and rage, that seem so far from appropriate to you and your “liberal,” middle of the road friends. But know this, when you besmirch the actions of human beings who are using their fingers to plug a fragile dam that is quickly cracking against a rising tide of hate across the world. You’re only helping to validate the talking points of hate groups and the totalitarian regimes, who are attempting to stamp out all of the bourgeoning progress that seemed to be just at our finger tips, and yet now, so far out of reach.

You. are. helping. evil. win. this. fight.

Please don’t allow such a thing to happen. Get on the right side of history now, and be able to say with pride that you stood for something good. Not hang your head in shame, knowing that you stood idly by, while the tentacles of fascism worked their way around the world to strangle us all.
For the love of all of the good, which you surely possess inside yourselves. Raise your fists in solidarity, hold your heads high and do the right thing!
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Nicely worded, friend. If I may say so, it reminded me in part of Utah Phillips words of wisdom.

This. So, so very very much. Thank you! My 71 year old father wrote a letter to the local newspaper after a right wing politician complained that she and a lot of other "decent" people who refuse to chime in the choir of "politically correct" Gutmenschen (german expression, it's basically our equivalent to SJW) are being called fascist, Nazi or right-wing. That this is fascism from the left side. That "we" (the Gutmenschen or SJW) are oppressing their opinions. She literally wrote that in the fucking newspaper. Ah, the irony. And my good old dad, who is one of the brightest people I know, he wrote a letter in reply to that and told her and her comrades to put his name on their list of people they want to get rid of when they take the power because unlike his parents and grandparents, he will not stand by and watch the Nazis take over Germany again. This is no time for "weighing opinions". It's time to stand up for ourselves.

Thank you Austin!

I love your music, and I love you standing up for what is right.

Amazing. Thank you so much.

Your words reaches all the way to Norway. Thank you

You. I like you. Thank you.

Wise words my friend. I'm happy to read it when I mostly see senseless people trying to justify their ugly side by justifying their privileges.

so, are you saying punching nazi is a good thing? asking for a friend 🙃

Josh Plymale fucking love this guy ❤️

Well said

This is happening everywhere. I'm ashamed to see people in Britain voicing their xenophobic right wing views and calling "patriotism". This world has been through enough horror under the banner of nationalism yet some people never learn. We constantly see propaganda put across the media in the same ways the nazi's did yet people turn a blind eye to it... It is good to know that there are still people out there willing to stand up to what's wrong and fight for those who are victimised and beaten.

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4 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

Be punk, love country music, hate nazis, party boldly!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Be punk, love country music, hate nazis, party boldly!!!

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Sad to see no Denver/NoCo dates but I’ll catch you next time around.

Super nice run of dates Austin Lucas.... 🔥 🎸 🎶 However... I think there is something missing... *********Michigan********** #makethishappen

I'd buy that on a shirt fo sho

Added JAX!

4 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

Call me a homophobic “slur” and I’ll take it as the compliment that it is. Try to fight me, or marginalize others as a result of your own insecurities and fractured/false belief system? I promise, you’ll regret it. ... See MoreSee Less

Call me a homophobic “slur” and I’ll take it as the compliment that it is. Try to fight me, or marginalize others as a result of your own insecurities and fractured/false belief system? I promise, you’ll regret it.

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I think you look nice! Great legs:)

This reminds me, I still have a picture of you in drag at my 23rd birthday

I wore that same Strawberry Shortcake costume years ago for Halloween... 😄 I probably still have the bonnet somewhere...if ya need it . lol.

Nice legs!

Okay...you just shot way up in my book!

Ghost from the closet of past girlfriends’ dresses?

You are really rocking that.

A hat would be a good addition!

Congrats on your weight loss and this post means a lot.

Not sure gingham is for you, maybe try polka dots next time...❤️

If you’re not gonna buy the matching shoes then What’s the point Austin!? 🙄🙄🙄

You‘re 2 postings short of a six pack bro 😳

If you got it, flaunt it I always say

What size are u?

That skirt looks dangerously short

Beautiful!

Pink is not your color.

Sexy!

YEAH!!!!🌸🌹

Commando?

Fabulous! In all seriousness though, thanks for being an ally ♥️

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4 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

My name is Austin, I sing songs, conquer personal adversity and stand in front of things I’ve been dreaming about seeing for my entire life. ... See MoreSee Less

My name is Austin, I sing songs, conquer personal adversity and stand in front of things I’ve been dreaming about seeing for my entire life.

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What a great shot *winks*

Ok... That is pretty cool!!!!

That's on my bucket list!

Beyond Jealous!!!! Awesome!!!

4 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

Rock and roll blasting ground! The Bold Party Rocket is taking off in August and if you ever wanted to see me play, there’s never been a better time! Photo by: @ashotofhonkytonk ... See MoreSee Less

Rock and roll blasting ground! The Bold Party Rocket is taking off in August and if you ever wanted to see me play, there’s never been a better time! Photo by: @ashotofhonkytonk

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Austin will you have full band with you in Houston bud? Really excited to bring the wife to see it!

Can you link your tour dates?

Nice picture

4 weeks ago

Austin Lucas

Downtown Bloomington at night. I’m loving the last of these long summer nights spent at home. Tour starts soon, and I’m going to be busy until the leaves start falling.

MTP Fight Gear
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Downtown Bloomington at night. I’m loving the last of these long summer nights spent at home. Tour starts soon, and I’m going to be busy until the leaves start falling. 

MTP Fight Gear

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See you at The Blockhouse 8/30! Listening to Sleep Well right now...be safe..Bloomington is my hometown too!😘

The Grain....love every thing you have done! Thank you!

1 month ago

Austin Lucas

Showing @yourbaroness all the big and beautiful things that Indiana has to be proud of. @shapirosdeli ... See MoreSee Less

Showing @yourbaroness all the big and beautiful things that Indiana has to be proud of. @shapirosdeli

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Dude! This is so badass!

YO! That's a fucking lunch party!

1 month ago

Austin Lucas

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Happy birthday to my wonderful mother! You’re just getting better and more beautiful, every year!

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Such a great picture Austin!!!! Wonderful!!!

This is priceless!😘

1 month ago

Austin Lucas

There’s nothing wrong with the body type of either of these humans. The brain of the dude 5 years ago today was as sick as can be though. Overcoming obstacles, achieving goals and learning to love myself has been a long process but I’m so glad that I started walking the path I’m on now. I always wanted to be a physically active person but I allowed my own anxiety and lack of self control dominate my life for decades. Here’s to deciding what your priorities are and making better choices to fit your own personal life. #selflove #fittofighter #muaythai #punkfighter #fitpunx #getrad #immortalamericans ... See MoreSee Less

There’s nothing wrong with the body type of either of these humans. The brain of the dude 5 years ago today was as sick as can be though. Overcoming obstacles, achieving goals and learning to love myself has been a long process but I’m so glad that I started walking the path I’m on now. I always wanted to be a physically active person but I allowed my own anxiety and lack of self control dominate my life for decades. Here’s to deciding what your priorities are and making better choices to fit your own personal life. #selflove #fittofighter #muaythai #punkfighter #fitpunx #getrad #immortalamericans

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Your journey has been so inspiring ! Thank you ! ❤️🔥🦋

Such an inspiration!💪

It’s like looking at two different people! Yet if I close my eyes and listen, there is no difference, well, actually, the air of confidence can be heard... you are amazing, my friend. 🙂

Great transition! ...and fighting! wow

And you look and sound happier too!

You are fantastic!!

Loving that first sentence! And how this is all about your inner drive to accomplish a personal goal. Because you get energized by it :). Well done!

Thanks for this

Trying to figure out how i can be front row center tonight in Lafayette while making sure i'm out of kicking distance. Oh well, if you get a good one in on me, i'll have a great story to tell my friends tomorrow.

both these guys are pretty great.

The will to live, Austin. Keep fightin.

Austin Lucas you’re killing it dude. I remember the first time I saw you was in the video for Thunder Rail. The difference is night and day, and you should be insanely proud! The mental is sometimes far more challenging than the physical.

You are straight up a gosh dang inspiration. 💛

Fair play, Austin. And important that you called out that body size isn't necessarily an indicator or detractor to one's state of mind, but did contribute in your case! 👍

Inspirational stuff, fella. I'm on a similar journey - still a way to go but seeing stuff like this makes it seem achievable when the brain is sometimes saying different. Also, listening to Disfear when lifting helps a lot too 😄🤘

Well done maestro ✊

I have a lot of respect for you...but no matter what external shape you were always endlessly charismatic - even when your guitar got stuck on the airport you could cheer up an entire crowd with a hired guitar middle of the week in a boring city like Hanover, Germany. well (looking at those 2 pics) as for the physical appearance I sometimes find myself wondering how and what happened meanwhile. anyways ...life is transformation. mentally as well as physically.

Looking great! Is that Muai Thai shorts?

Stick and move.

Makes me want to start boxing again. Good shit man 🤘🤠👊

Can we make #punkfighters a thing? There’s gotta be a bunch of us around the world lol

Fuck yeah bub!

You kick ass, even literally.

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1 month ago

Austin Lucas

Me and @chadprice_ are gonna swap songs tomorrow and educate the globe about how the earth is flat. 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

Me and @chadprice_  are gonna swap songs tomorrow and educate the globe about how the earth is flat. 😂
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