Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
A bobble hula girl, as seen through the legs and microphone stand of Chester Bennington, holds on for dear life while atop Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz's bass drum on stage at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers on Saturday, September 21. Through a local "battle of the bands" promotion by rock station 96 K-Rock, Before the Fire won the opening slot of the inaugural Rockwave Festival, a multi-band, all day concert featuring Filter, Stone Temple Pilots and Jane's Addiction among others. The event drew thousands of area rock fans and fans from across the state including Tampa, West Palm Beach and Miami. Rockwave comes on the heels of the highly successful Fort Rock Festival held at the same location by the same organizers this past April.