Only at the Vans Warped Tour would a Marines recruitment tent be set up 20 feet from a booth selling Che Guevara T-shirts. Warped has always been a bizarre mix of rebellion and conformity, with bands onstage railing against capitalism while kids buy mass.
Warped Tour has been summer staple for over 20 years now ... Watch the next band from the back of the crowd instead of the mosh pit, or sit under a tree for 15 minutes. Seriously, dude. These cost $2 right when you walk in the door. It’s way more.
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Temperatures topping out in the 80s made for hot and sweaty conditions as the Vans Warped Tour came through Scranton on Thursday ... For many of the attendees, the real action was in the mosh pits, which left more than a few looking worse for the wear.
Mosh pits. Physical assault. Sexual harassment ... "A lot of times they're not physically ready to go to the show," said Kevin Lyman, founder of Vans Warped Tour, a multi-stage concert outdoor series that tours the country each summer.
For those of you who have never heard of the Warped Tour, allow me to give you a little background: Boiling temperatures, mosh pits, absurd promoters, an endless field of merch tents, and most importantly, just about every band currently writing music in.
San Antonio can add one more item to its list of attractions: mosh pits ... Van's Warped Tour Bokan's Tweet read: "Lost another Fitbit in the crowd today. I'd be more bummed if the show wasn't insane." Though Fitbit responded back with tips on how to.
Going to the Warped Tour is kinda like a combination between going to Disneyland ... Watch Evergreen Terrace and their unique "every man for himself mosh pit" where kids flung their arms and legs around like characters from video fighting game Pay $2.
Many concertgoers vented their frustration with the heat in mosh pits and dance circles that cropped up all over the grounds. Beth Kreiser, a 20-year-old who traveled from Harrisburg for her first Warped Tour, admitted, "The pits looked pretty brutal.