There is a lot to be said about such an amazing tour that’s been happening for over 20 years, and expanding across the country for it’s final go around. Vans Warped Tour has been catering to everyone’s musical wants and needs for 23 whole years. It’s so easy to feel out of place in every day to day life, like you don’t belong, and like everyone is judging you. But Warped Tour has been a safe place and escape from reality for so many people over the years, a place where people can go to be themselves. Some fans go each and every year just for the amazing experience and incredible people they meet every single year. They brave the long hot day every year just for the thrill and happiness.
Vans Warped Tour always has such a diverse genre of bands. For this last final year they had bands like Chelsea Grin, Wage War, Every Time I Die, Kublai Khan, Asking Alexandria, Falling In Reverse, Crown The Empire, Nekrogoblikon, Motionless in White, Ice Nine Kills and many more to please all of the metalheads who like their music heavy and sweaty.
Then Warped Tour also had bands like The Maine, Issues, The Amity Affliction, Chase Atlantic, Simple Plan, and even the Twiztid boys were in the house for the folks who aren’t huge metalheads but love the Warped Tour Experience.
The crowds of Warped Tour are always impeccable. Such music loving individuals who show so much love to fellow concert goers. From the mosh pits, to the crowd surfers to the ones stickin it out in the front row, to the meet and greets and more Vans Warped Tour gives everyone the full outdoor concert experience. The security that keeps everyone safe especially the people surfing over the heads of other humans are greatly appreciated for helping everyone have the best time possible.
Vans Warped Tour has been keeping music alive, and keeping music fans happy for so many years. It is going to be very depressing for the thousands who look forward to this once a year experience. But thank you to Kevin Lyman and everyone involved with keeping such a cool tour alive for so long, helping so many bands get a great start, and giving so many people that gateway to happiness even I feel it was just for a day. Vans Warped Tour will be dearly missed by all!
Photos And Review: Mariah Berg (MB Photography)
Vans Warped Tour