Warped Tour Diaries

Ever since I can remember summer has been about going to the beach, grilling, bike rides, friends, clubs, parties, road trips, vacations, concerts, and Warped Tour. Warped Tour has been a staple of my summer fun since 2007. I cant imagine summer without it.

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So you may be thinking what exactly is Warped Tour? Warped is an annual music and extreme sports festival. The tour is held in outdoor venues across the United States with select bands making appearances at certain dates. Some bands follow the entire tour, others play select cities. Warped not only offers a variety of music but also different merchants selling their own products. One of my favorite parts of Warped Tour is visiting all the tents that house different merch from not only the artists but also designers like Jac Vanek.  There are tents for all sorts of interesting music related things. Bands frequently escape the heat after their sets at their tents offering signing and meet and greets. Warped is a unique tour because it also offers some extreme sports. Skaters and BMX riders can enjoy hours of fun on the ramps set up in each venue.

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I am particularly excited about this year because it features some of my all time favorite bands. I have loved Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, Senses Fail and Mayday Parade for years now and can not wait to see them perform at one of my favorite music festivals. I have seen some of these band perform live before but there is something about Warped Tour that creates a different live experience. Other noteworthy bands for me this year include; Four Year Strong, You Me At Six, Polar Bear Club, All Time Low, Breathe Carolina, Lostphrophets, New Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd, and Yellowcard.

Another excellent feature of Warped is that it offers you an opportunity to discover. You may find your new favorite band or your next favorite t-shirt. You could meet your new best friend or make connections with band members you may have thought you could never meet. Warped offers all this and more. I would suggest this festival to any music lover who wants to experience the quintessential summer tour. Blink 182 said it best, “I couldn’t wait for the summer at the Warped Tour.”

For more information on dates and tickets visit http://vanswarpedtour.com/.

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