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Warped Tour Update #4
|Warped Tour Update #4|
07/16/09 at 06:55 AM by Jamie Pham
|Cleveland was a crazy day. Woke up and found out Paramore was playing but they were going on right after Madina Lake so there was a chance that I would miss them. I walked into the lounge and Nathan and Matthew filled me in on their run in with the Millionaires. Funny stuff. Anyways, I saw Dear and the Headlights again. Good stuff. They never get old. After loading out Madina Lake's gear, I rushed over the main stage but as I was getting closer, I saw Hayley walking towards me. So I just went to catering and got some dinner. But from what I heard, they had the biggest crowd so far at warped tour. I also went into the city with Brophey and Fernando. They had to go to the bank but they were all closed so we hopped into a cab and went to the next closest one, which was ten miles away. The cab ride ended up costing $40. When we got there, we found out it was in a mall so we walked around looking for it. It turned out to be a random ATM but brophey had to deposit money and he couldn't do it with that ATM. So he was SOL. We walked around for a little bit and took the train back. I also sprained my ankle a little bit by jumping off the side of a parking structure cause we were too lazy to find the stairs.|
We left Cleveland at around 2am and we were off Canada. Bob, our TM, woke us up at 6am when we got to the border. Most of us were fine but one of the guys in the Alana Grace band had to pay $200 to get in cause he had some stuff on his record.
Someone told me that warped tour in Toronto isn't as big as it is in the US and they were true. The crowd is about half the size as the average crowd in America but surprisingly, everyone still looks the same. I wanted to check out Alexisonfire and Lights because they were from Canada but totally forgot to. I wished we could have gone into the city but we had an early bus call.
The next day we we're in Montreal. We parked in some park that took me a while to get around. It started to pour at about 2pm and that did it for me. Those who know me know that i can't stand the rain. Saw Versa Emerge play right before Madina lake and they were really good despite the Paramore comparisons. A lot of people stuck around in the rain, which was really cool to see cause I would have left the minute it started rain. After the show, we went into the city to get some food and I showered in these girls hotel room. That was my first shower in about four days. I think that was a record for me.
I woke up in Hartford, ct. It was a beautiful day. I helped out ML's street team for a little bit. As I was walking around, I caught a band called Vamps. Apparently, they are from Japan and kids were going crazy for them. They were pretty good and had a decent size crowd for them. I also saw lights again. Don't think I would ever get tired of watching them. We had a late bus call so we all hung out at the BBQ and on the bus.
We had an off show on Monday and we played with Escape the Fate. Havent seen them in a while but they were really better than I expect them to be with Craig Mabbitt.
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