Vans Warped Tour is the largest traveling music festival in the United States. The skateboard shoe brand Vans, has sponsored the event every year since 1995 and now it’s the longest running touring music festival in North America.
For all of you long-time followers, you may recall two years ago in which I was on a different side of this event. Touring with my favorite band Heritage brought a completely different angle. Check it out by clicking this fancy link!
Today, it is my workplace.
My position is to simply intrigue attendees to register to win a new Ford F150. By filling out a form, they get a free t-shirt or sunglasses (and a few spare moments in the shade, which I think was the main reason people walked over to us).
My partners in crime for the day included these fine gentlemen, Sean and Derick.
This new friend and fellow gypsy made my day even better than it already was. Meet Kary Parks, a kind hearted musician with a passion for helping others. If you’d love to check out her new tunes (I highly suggest it) please enjoy her website at www.karajack.com
Handstand shot? But of course! This time it’s with Kary (who happens to be an ex-gymnast!)
The genre of the music ranges slightly between punk, heavy metal, rock and hip-hop. A few of the more popular bands were listed as Wonder Years, Pierce the Veil, Family Force Five, Autumn burns Red and Black Veil Brides.
Lets turn the focus now and soak up the platform for a people watching event. This type of music draws in all types of styles. Instead of describing it, I’ll just let you take a look.
I should of sent out a memo for hair color specials. I would of been in business!
Along with a variety of appearances, it clearly attracts all ages as well!
They called it the “Reverse Daycare”. An air-conditioned tent for all of the chaperons to relax, cool down and wait for their children to finish enjoying the outrageous noise (as one parent described it).
I feel like this neon paint will provide some pretty unique tan lines come morning.
Tan lines? Yeh, to say at the least. It was a scorching afternoon and many were walking around like burnt zombies. Dangerously hot, if you want to take it that far. Medics were constantly wheeling people to the first aid tent. Then there was our little nurse (Kary) concerning for anyone that walked by who appeared to be in need of a cool down.
I thought this was a brilliant idea. A small water slide with a man on hand to control of the water hose. Ahhh…
Lunch time brought options for everyone. Corn dogs, fried potatoes and snow cones were just a few of what I saw people walking with.
Our breaks were conveniently located in the air conditioned truck for a foot resting and cool down.
My lunch? You’re probably not shocked to find me huddled in the truck-o-air with my tasty sack-lunch!
Here are just a few more random shots taken throughout the day. The first line up is a series of photos I took after watching a mob of fans anxiously wait for for their favorite band to sign posters and “acually shake hands”!
Thank you Kary, Sean and Derick for making it a smile filled day on the job! Cheers till next time!