I’ve heard it said that if you can make it through Warped Tour you can make it through any tour, and I’d venture to say that’s one of the most accurate statements I’ve ever heard. After doing the tour two summers in a row, and doing it in a van this year, I’d have to say it is the most grueling tour I’ve ever done. Waking up every morning in a parking lot with the sun already beating down on you and then spending the next 15+ hours of your day out in the heat, trekking across the parking lot a million times to find catering or your stage or ice for your ancient merch guy, makes for quite a long summer.
With all that said though, Warped is always a blast. You get to hang out with a bunch of your best friends every day and watch them rock gigs to some of the biggest crowds they’ll ever play to every single day. This year I had the privilege of working with Silent Planet, Fit For A King, and Too Close To Touch (and doing a couple little side gigs with my new best friends in The Acacia Strain). I pretty much spent most of my time hanging out at the two Monster stages rocking with my friends if I wasn’t running around doing tour manager things. (Oh yeah, I was also tour managing for Silent Planet this summer, so that made things extra hectic in the best possible way.)
I think some of my best work came out of this summer and I hope you enjoy looking through a few of my favorites below! Catch you at a gig soon!