Male - 19 Years Old
Just got back from Atlanta Warped Tour. I always love reading them, so I figured I would write a long review.
The line to get in was really confusing at first with the skip the line and everything, but once everyone figured it out it seemed to move pretty smoothly. Doors opened around 11:30 and by the time we got inside and got schedules it was around 11:45. Yellowcard was up first at 11:55 on Kia Soul. They played the same set they've been playing recently, with Way Away replacing For You and Your Denial. They sounded so good, as usual. I really liked their setlist; I enjoyed every song. We Are the In Crowd got bumped to Kia Rio, which was in the amphitheater, but we elected to miss them to get a good spot for Mayday Parade at 12:50. At first, my friend and I were kind of off to the side and far back, and the sound seemed really quiet, but once we got closer and more centered, everything sounded fine. Mayday sounded good. The crowd went nuts for Jamie All Over. After Mayday, we went over to Kia Soul to catch the last 3 songs from Of Mice & Men . Austin sounds amazing live, and the new clean vocalist is fantastic. Everything sounded great, and they did a wall of death (I think) during Product of a Murderer. It may have just been a really big pit though. After that, we had a little downtime, so we picked up some merch and headed back to Kia Soul for We the Kings. I cannot stress this enough. We the Kings kicked. ass. Whether you like 1 or 2 or all of their albums, they should move up on your priority list. I did not expect the energy to be so high, but the setlist was great, and they sounded fantastic. Jumping and loud singing for every single song. The new song, Party, Fun, Love, and Radio, sound a lot better live than on the record, as did a lot of their songs. They played the same setlist, and if anyone was curious, We'll Be a Dream is the song that got replaced by "The Middle". Then we had a good bit of downtime, so we checked out some merch, got passes for All Time Low's signing, and heard pieces of Four Year Strong, (sounded better than I remembered from 2010) Title Fight, (I really just don't like them) Lostprophets, (sounded pretty solid) I Call Fives, (sounded good) and Streetlight Manifesto, who also sounded pretty good. At 4:20, I went over to the Ernie Ball stage to see Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. I totally agree with what some people have said recently on here. Their crowd is full of energy, the band sounds great live, and they're just pretty cool guys. They played the same set they've been playing too. Crowd went apeshit for Born for Adversity, We R Who We R, and In Friends We Trust. After that, I got in line for the ATL signing. Had to wait about a half hour, but got to hear NFG play Basket Case and My Friends Over You, see basically all of Born of Osiris, and hear some of Twin Atlantic. Twin Atlantic sounded solid, as did NFG, Couldn't hear BOO that well, I could just hear enough to tell it was them. Met ATL, which was awesome, then went to the amphitheater for Miss May I. I stopped to get a shirt on the way and wound up hearing about 10 minutes of Falling in Reverse. Honestly, they sound pretty solid live; the music just isn't my thing. Saw Miss May I play their first 3 songs, and they sounded really good. Then headed over to Sleeping with Sirens for my 2nd favorite set of the day. They sounded really good, the crowd was awesome, and I crowd surfed during James Dean. Then hauled ass to the amp. to see Pierce the Veil. Managed to get into the pit 4 songs into their set. Kellin didn't come out for king for a day since SWS had just gotten done playing, but PTV sounded really solid and Vic absolutely nailed Kellin's part in king for a day. Last band of the day was my favorite band, All Time Low. They sounded just as good as they always do. Alex's voice is incredible live, the crowd was insane, but in a good way. Lots of crowd surfing, and some cool pits during Heroes, Reckless and the Brave, and Jasey Rae. Perfect way to end an amazing day.
Don't miss out on: All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens, We the Kings, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Amphitheater stage: Kia Rio
Bands Bumped Up: We Are the In Crowd, T. Mills, Blessthefall
If you read this all, you're awesome haha, and if anyone has any questions about any of the bands I mentioned, or Warped in general, I'd be glad to help you out.