Vans Warped Tour is about halfway through on their very last full cross country tour. If you have already attended, I hope you had a blast! Maybe you’ve made some new friends. Maybe you got to see all of your favorite bands. And better yet, maybe you met your favorite bands! Now to those of you who have not attended yet but your date is coming up, know that there is a lot of waiting around sometimes. So what do you do during the few hours of nothing to do? Well, here’s a run down of about what your day will look like with things to do to keep you occupied:
You’ve definitely either bought your schedule/map for $2 or you have taken a picture of the inflatable schedule once you have entered the venue. Next, you have gone to your favorite bands’ tents to check their meet and greet times and anything else they have going on. You already know that you should probably get in the meet and greet lines about 30 – 60 minutes ahead of the start time. Then, once you’re done with most things you were wanting to do, the next band may or may not play until way later.
What you could do while you wait is definitely check out the PETA tent to get some free goodies/stickers. PETA also has a tent where you can watch a four minute video. What do you get out of that? You learn what PETA’s about and you earn $1! Another thing you can do is check out the TRUTH truck. They have a live DJ playing some awesome tunes, lots of games, free merch that you can get, and even more! Head Count is also there. What you can do with them is register to vote. Let’s be the future that makes a positive change. Also, keep your phone charged all day with Electric Standard Co. Once your charger is dead, go back to the tent all day long to pick up a new fully charged one. Go to the Monster Mutant truck as well and get yourself a free super soda. You will not regret it! The last thing that will be mentioned, although there are so many more things to do, is go to the FEND Movement tent. FEND is all about being against opioid addiction. If you download the app, you have a chance to go to a private acoustic We The Kings or Waterparks set. How exciting!
So if you still have not attended your Warped Tour date and may have been wondering what exactly you should do to completely fill your day, well now you have some things that can make your day full of fun. Enjoy your day and make this last one count!
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!
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.
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!
Kevin Lyman, founder of Vans Warped Tour, is going to become a college professor after the final run of the tour. He will be taking a position at University Of Southern California’s Thornton School Of Music which you can check out here. You can read the statement up above. He will be a full-time professor teaching a few different things. Kevin, good luck, and we hope you enjoy your new adventure!
You can read the full Alternative Press post for more detailed information.
You can now pre-order Warped Tour’s 2018 compilation! It includes two discs with a total of 51 tracks. It features bands such as Waterparks, Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, State Champs, Asking Alexandria, Crown The Empire, and much more! The official release date is June 22 but you can pre-order yours right here, also where you can see the track list.
Make sure to comment who you’re excited to see on the final Vans Warped Tour!
If you are wondering and curious about getting VIP this summer for the Vans Warped Tour, click here to get more information! A VIP Experience Package could also be yours. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS for questions about the VIP Access Pass email. Good luck!