I hadn’t been to a Warped Tour since the BMX aspect of it was still pretty relevant and Snapcase was still a band. We got there and reading the lineup, I had only, at most, heard of a small handful of bands on the list. Jay quickly became not only my tour guide around this portable camp site, but he was also pretty much my walking Wikipedia. Informing me of these bands origins, how long they’ve been around, what kind of crowd they drew, ect.
I took photos of my day as a fly on the Monster sponsored can of water. I was really excited to be able to
- shoot bands in a very brightly lit, camera friendly setting
- seeing kids play rock, paper, scissors to settle a fight in the middle of a pit
- and to be introduced to new music that I would never listen to, otherwise.
Lucero was probably one of the bands that was the most unique, style wise, of anyone on the line up. Like true southerners, they walked onto the stage barefoot, smoked cigarettes throughout their set, and made statements like “We may not be the best band here, but we sure are the drunkest”
I had a lot of fun shooting The Devil Wears Prada. From start to finish, they had the most energy of any of the bands I saw that day.
Can someone explain the neon paint thing to me? I couldn’t find anything that indicated that there was a place where you could GET this shit smeared onto you. There were also very few guys who had it on them. This leads me to believe that it was nothing but an indication of where a girl was inappropriately touched, that day.