So yesterday was Warped Tour for me. My third time going and I was really looking forward to it since it was my first show all summer and will be my last chance to catch one in a long time.
So I go to my friends house which is just up the street from me and we head towards the venue. When we are almost halfway to the venue (I love 15 minutes away) I sent a text to my friend telling him I forgot my ticket. He then realized he forgot his too. SO we go back and I run to my house and get my ticket. We get it all together and then wait in traffic for parking.
In the venue I buy a map/schedule for $2 which was so worth it. No one I wanted to see was going on until 1245( Every Time I Die), so I decide to walk around and see the merch tents of the bands I would buy from. I decide I want to be near the front for ETID so I head over there about twenty minutes early and have to listen to Anberlin over at the other mainstage. I get super close, not more than four people away from the railing. They put on a great show and the only downside was getting a foot hard to the ear as I was turning my head fast.
I kill time by checking out no name bands and then go stake out a spot for Four Year Strong. There was a tough decison for me here as Say Anything was playing the mainstage at the same time as this but I've been listen to more FYS lately so I went with them and I'm glad I did. They were easily one of the best bands I've seen live, they killed it musically (only downside was a horrible mix), and they had the crowd with them. The guy on synths (Josh Lyford) came into the crowd multiple times with the mic and each time he came to me I knew the lyrics and I grabbed the mic each time I screamed those lyrics into that mic. On the last song (hereoes) Josh comes out and stands up on the railing and uses my arm for stablaization. Right before the breakdown I've got the mic and am singing the lyrics "Sad enough to say that/Alone I could barely light a match/But together we can burn this place down" and knew what was comign up and yelled my lungs out for "Sorry about the mess/But when we team up, team up/We always seem to bring this place to the ground." I was able to get my hands on a setlist from secruity and immediatley run over to their merch table to get it signed.
I do and then head over to The Academy Is.. and catch their last three songs.
I don't do much between here and the next full set. I saw some of Forever the Sickest Kids and We The Kings.
I decide to go over to the SmartPunk/Hurley.com stage and rest over there since Set Your Goals was playing there as well as Katy Perry. I slept through most of Katy's set and then during I kissed a girl I decided to go stake a spot for Set Your Goals. I pretty much get the same spot for them as I did for FYS just closer to the seakers. They killed it and I saw Dan from FYS in the pit for them.
I then head over to the Hurley stage (not to be mistaken for the hurley.com stage) for All Time Low. I wanted to see The Devil Wears Prada perform their cover of "Still Fly" but I missed it. Their fans were out of control (in a bad way) but I was able to get a spot in the front for ATL. I wait the full 25 minutes there with a girl behind me breathing heavily. ATL comes out and Alex starts off the set with the following
This set is dedicated to Trace Cyrus' Vagina
They have a good set with a mix of old and new. The sounded better than I had seen on videos from YouTube and were pretty into it. During the middle of the set this girl comes in front of me and tries to get a picture of them on her iPhone but doesn't succeed. During the next song I see the girl have her arm stuck between people and could tell she was in pain so I help her out with that. Then I feel her push her self into me, but I realize that this girl is about to faint. SO during "Dear Maria" I'm holding this girl up and after the set is over I help her out of the crowd and then sit her down and wait until her friend comes. The paramedics eventually come over to help this girl.
Overall the bands i saw full sets from pretty much killed it.