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Byline: David Green STAFF WRITER ;
The members of the punk band thrashed at their instruments, sparking a melee among the crowd of teen-agers at the foot of the stage.
Kids with shaved heads, nose rings and tattoos smashed into each other, lunging and colliding and swinging wildly as they slam-danced.
"There's something more!" the orange-haired bass player shouted into the microphone. "I know there's something more!"
And there was something more: clowns, pony rides, face painting, a bounce tent. All were part of Kids' Jam '98, which brought thousands of young people to the gathering Saturday at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda.