The Hong Kong Handover Punk Festival gave young people an alternative way to celebrate the return to China. The punk rock extravaganza, which was held at the Warehouse Teenage Club's Frank White Music Studio, featured wild, high-energy performances from Tokyo Sex Wale, Abo and the Twitch, Solopsisto, That Guy's Belly, X Kitten X and Pregnant Man. 'Aside from being a unique celebration of the handover, the event marked the end of a very successful year in the development of music,' said Ryan Blair, the spokesman for the Warehouse. The concert was also the CD release party for That Guy's Belly, Abo and the Twitch, and Tokyo Sex Wale, who have all produced CDs in the last month. Mr Blair said he hoped that the concert would 'blast the Warehouse into a new era of live music success'. Before the show, Mark McCafferty from That Guy's Belly said: 'I'll play a song called Handover Blues, dedicated to the theme of handover. And this is our last show before the changeover. 'Actually many of us will leave Hong Kong after the handover - not for political reasons, but to study abroad. We don't know when will perform again, so we expect a lot of joy and fun tonight,' he added. 'I think there will be some changes concerning human rights and freedom of speech and protest in Hong Kong after the handover, but I'm not too worried about it because Hong Kong is an important international city,' said Peter Grundy of Solopsisto. About 100 dancing, cheering youngsters attended the show. One of the audience members, Justin Petrancosta, 16, said the show was really 'cool and enjoyable'. 'My favourite band is Abo and the Twitch, because it's from my school. My friends and I enjoy loud music and we really had a good time there,' he said. Another audience member, Dan Williams, 16, said he didn't come to the show to observe the handover celebrations, but just for the music itself. 'I think Hong Kong is going to stay pretty much the same even after the handover - some changes are expected but not drastic or quick ones,' he added.