Shakopee, MN was one of the smallest venues we have been at and was surrounded by hills so as we got off our buses we could look down into the park area. Everyone was pretty crammed together and there were crazy clusters of kids everywhere. It was almost impossible to get across the venue while certain bands were playing and the hot weather had returned so people were a little grumpy. Regardless, I had fun checking out Deas Vail on
Chicago was a fun one. I helped collect some signed pieces of equiptment for a charity auction, watched a few sets including my buds Of Mice and Men, and hung out in the press room a lot. There was no video allowed in the venue again today so I brought you guys some clips from behind the scenes instead. Watch the video below to hear from Never Shout Never, Closure In Moscow, Set Your Goals, and more. On to Minesota
Detroit Rock City! Sorry... I had to say that at least once. We were at Tiger Stadium which had all sorts of crazy Tiger decor and a baseball shaped ferris wheel. There was also a free Starbucks tent for everyone on the tour and that definitely made a lot of people's day. Unfortunately there were a LOT of crazy rules, one of which was that no video was allowed at all. I shot some fun stills for you guys instead.
Everyone was so stoked on Milwaukee as soon as we stepped off the buses. The weatherwas incredible, I got to wear shorts and a big comfy flannel all day! Loved it so much. I started out the day by touring around the venue with my bud Caleb Shomo from Attack Attack. We checked out some crazy buildings and the gorgeous view behind the Skullcandy stage. Then I checked in on the ampitheater and caught lunch with The Cab and Anarbor.
After the Eco clean up day yesterday, those who did it were pretty tired in Cincinnati. The seven day stretch of tour dates and extra hot weather had everyone kind of on edge. The venue was cool because there were two ampitheaters and the Main stage was in one while the AP/Advent and Glamour Kills stages rotated in the other. It was really hot again, so luckily that left lots of room for kids to cool off. I caught sets
For Day 33, we had an off day in Nashville, TN and a lot of the tour signed up as volunteers to help out with Hands On Nashville. Because of devastating floods to the Nashville area there is tons of trash that needs to be cleaned up in several natural areas, we took over this one creek area and while it was exhausting it felt great to help out. Check out what happened in this video recap:
Hotlanta! You lived up to your name... for about half of the day anyways, then the crazy storm that seems to be following us found the venue and things got messy. I caught up with Breathe Carolina and Sum 41 in the morning, then saw an acoustic set from Tip The Van in the afternoon before they had to shut the stages down because of lightning and wind. An on the spot decision had to be made to move a
Orlando was awesome, I met a lot of you guys too! The day started off with me swinging by the main Vans tent at the perfect time to accidentally meet Team America (or something like that...) My really good friends The Cab kicked off the sets and got moved to the main stage for the day and had a great crowd. Brian from The Summer Set also joined them on stage for one song. I hung out with Sierra from
My good friend Ashley came out for the day and we had tons of fun seeing lots of sets and meeting some of you guys. Ashley had never been to Warped Tour or anything like it really so it was fun showing her around and watching all of my friends sets. Extra hot and sweaty as Florida always is, but surprisingly no rain! After the crazy storm the day before everyone was expecting it to continue I think, but it
I wonder how many giant storms or hurricanes one tour can run into? Well, we are racking them up for sure. The venue in St. Petersburg is beautiful and right on the water. I started the day off by hitting up the beach area with my friend Josh from Confide before the storm broke in. Right as doors were opening it was obvious that we were about to get dumped on. I went to check out You Me At Six's