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AP.net Article: DIY Bands On Warped Tour

Posted by - 10:28 PM on 08/18/11
Today we're bringing you guys an article about smaller, DIY bands doing Warped Tour. Everyone knows that Warped is hard work, but there are lots of amazing people stories behind the scenes that I tried to delve into. It's a long read, but there are some real neat quotes from awesome bands featured like The Narrative and Sharks. Read up here and weigh in with your opinion on Warped, the work that goes into being a DIY band and sunburns.

From The Article“It’s completely draining,” Lister said. “When you’re in one of the bands out here, and you’re handing out flyers or hanging up posters or trying to get kids to listen to your band, it all feels like this great uphill struggle. It takes so long even to just get kids to listen to your band. And when you hand out those flyers, like 75 percent of the people just walk away and drop them straight on the fucking floor. And you’re just watching them do that shit right in front of you. Then later on, you’re holding up a t-shirt, and a kid who looks like Justin Beiber is yelling shit at you. And sometimes you’re just like, ‘Why am I doing this, man?’

"“But then you get up on stage and you’ve got three times as many people watching you as you were expecting, and you’re like, ‘Well, yeah, that’s why I did all that.’”
 
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10:50 PM on 08/18/11
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Interesting interview, and I met the Shut Up and Deal guys at the New Mexico date. Nice guys.
11:11 PM on 08/18/11
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Nice read.
12:04 AM on 08/19/11
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Awesome! It was really fun playing on Warped this year
08:50 AM on 08/19/11
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Interesting interview, and I met the Shut Up and Deal guys at the New Mexico date. Nice guys.
Yes...yes they are. I would know very well.
08:59 AM on 08/19/11
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I remember yellowcard handing out flyers in line trying to get people to watch them at warped tour. Also if you through a flyer of a band on the ground right in front of them your a fucking asshole. Put the shit in your pocket and then throw it out later
10:07 AM on 08/19/11
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Did a week on the "Dzambo" stage and it was the most brutal thing ever.
10:08 AM on 08/19/11
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The Narrative is pretty awesome.
10:28 AM on 08/19/11
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The Narrative is pretty awesome.

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01:28 PM on 08/19/11
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Really cool feature, Thomas
01:29 PM on 08/19/11
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Really cool feature, Thomas
Thanks, bub.
03:07 PM on 08/19/11
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Yes...yes they are. I would know very well.
Is that your band or something? I had no idea.
04:25 PM on 08/19/11
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Is that your band or something? I had no idea.
I TM'ed them this summer on Warped.
04:48 PM on 08/19/11
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good insightful read, love Sharks. was kind of disappointed at the date i went to with the amount of people that were at their stage to watch them though.
09:34 PM on 08/19/11
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good insightful read, love Sharks. was kind of disappointed at the date i went to with the amount of people that were at their stage to watch them though.
Yea man, usually their crowd was weak. To be honest from my experience this year, there were a lot of close minded kids that didn't want to listen to new music. These guys killed it every day. Plus, Sharks played late a lot which never really helped the crowd situation.

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