Warped Tour was an absolute blast. From the perspective of the average attendee, this experience is an incredible value. Not only do you get to see many bands you love, but you’ll almost certainly discover new bands that might become your new favorites. Aside from the music, there is good fellowship. Everyone is there for the same reason, so meeting new friends and making new connections is almost inevitable. Even while it’s outdoors and approximately one million degrees, this experience is still great fun, and I fully recommend checking into it.
We also were able to send a photographer to Warped this year, and here are his thoughts: “Warped tour was such an incredible experience to shoot. The dynamic lighting, the quick moving bands, and the phenomenal showmanship that these artists provide, proved to be an incredible challenge to shoot yielding a super rewarding feeling. Showing the shots to the band afterward, and seeing how pumped they were really felt awesome, and I am so incredibly looking forward to going back next year!”
A writer we sent to the tour had these thoughts on the interviewing aspect as well: “Warped Tour is quite the beast. Running from stage to stage to catch whoever I could was definitely a workout, but it was an incredibly rewarding experience. I got the chance to discover some phenomenal new bands, analyze their music and performance, and say hello to them afterwards. Amidst the chaos I was even given the opportunity for several brief interviews with bands, and I ended up having a long conversation with an older musician about his experiences with music, work, and life in general. Even after the interview we chatted for a bit, and I was given some very insightful advice. I never expected to learn so much from a short interview, but these are the kinds of bizarre yet wonderful experiences that warped tour provides.”
That particular review will be around in the coming weeks, so keep a lookout for that! In addition, we have all our favorite warped tour shots from our photographer available HERE to view! We also will be adding a review of Stacked Like Pancakes, a definite fan favorite of the Cleveland stop, so stay tuned for that as well!
Lastly, we would all like to thank the staff that made warped tour possible. From the bands, to the security, to the “behind-the-scenes” management that makes the whole thing run smoothly, thank you for giving us this tremendous experience.