8123 Fest

The Maine has announced their annual 8123 Fest that will take place in January for three days! The lineup will be bigger than ever before. Today is also the 10th anniversary of their album “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.” Therefore, they will perform the album in full for the first and last time. You can get more information here.

What is The Maine Up To?

If you haven’t been looking through The Maine’s Instagram, you may have missed something that is probably very important. For the past four days, they have been posting one picture each day with a single item in the middle with a white background. The first picture was captioned “The countdown begins.” But, what countdown? Could this mean new music? The latest countdown picture is captioned “3 days…” so I guess we will have to wait a little bit longer. Three days isn’t too bad, but when it comes to the fans, it’s the longest three days ever. Can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to!

Check out The Maine’s Instagram page here and be in the loop with what is going on with them. And don’t forget to catch them at the Vans Warped Tour this summer!

My Vans Warped Tour 2018 Experience

Although I am located in Oregon, I traveled by car all the way to Denver, CO to attend this year’s, AKA very last, Vans Warped Tour. This year the music festival did not hit anywhere near me in Washington or Oregon, so I had no choice but to drive about 16 hours. But you know what? It was so worth it!

This year I got to see bands AS IT IS, The Maine, Waterparks, and a little bit of This Wild Life. I took my mom with me since I have always wanted her to experience Warped Tour. She is so cool that she got Awsten Knight from Waterparks to wave at us! However, the number one thing on my list was to meet The Maine. After nine years of being a fan, I finally met the whole band. Kennedy from the band talked to my mom and I in line outside the venue because we were wearing Brazil merch, so we ended up discussing the World Cup a little bit with him. It was so great! But when I met the band, it was the greatest thing.

I have now attended the Vans Warped Tour for five years and attended seven total dates. Let’s just say that this one was one of my favorites. I will never ever forget July 1, 2018. Vans Warped Tour, you will be missed.

Vans Warped Tour Begins!

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Today is a very special and exciting day because it is day one of the last Vans Warped Tour! Pomona, CA is where today’s festival is at and there is so much hype going on. There are bands such as Waterparks, With Confidence, Echosmith, Black Veil Brides, and so many more on this very special day playing the stages.

This summer they are having FOUR Mutant Pit Reporters: Brian Walsh (6.21 – 6.30), Tiffany Mink (7.01 – 7.13), Amanda Kim (7.14 – 7.20), and last but not least Tori Kravitz 7.21 – 8.02). But don’t worry, Warped Tori will be on the tour all summer long with the Mutant Team across the Mutant stages, so make sure to go say hi to her (I know that I’ll be on the lookout for her at my Warped date)!

It is quite a bittersweet summer. We love Warped Tour, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. I have gone to Warped for four years, attended six dates. I’ve volunteered for Rise Records and Alternative Press and every date was a blast.

If you haven’t purchased your ticket(s) yet, you can still do so here. Hurry, because they are selling out, for two dates are already completely sold out.

Comment which date you will be attending this year. Maybe we’ll see each other, who knows! Enjoy your last Vans Warped Tour!

Another New NSN Song

Never Shout Never has released yet another new song! This one is called “The 11th Hour” and you can listen to it up above. Christofer Drew is going back to his more mellow roots, and that is very exciting! Go here to listen to the other new song, “69.”

On another note, Drew has also published his second poetry book. You can pre-order it right here. This one is called “The Dove and The Dragon Volume Two.” If you have not read the first volume, you can purchase it here. Enjoy!

Sleeping With Sirens Acoustic Tour

The band Sleeping With Sirens will be heading off on an acoustic tour, Chill Out Summer Acoustic Tour, to a city near you! There will be VIP, so that is very exciting. GA and VIP tickets will be available at 10 am local time this Wednesday, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. Have fun!

On a side note, they will also be dropping a new song very soon called “Another Day” that they cowrote with The Rocket Summer.