Want an exciting summer? Try Vans Warped Tour

Jessica Blanco, Events Editor

That time is here again, summer. People bustling around trying to determine what new and exciting adventures they can go on. Well, I have a suggestion to you, take a journey over to the Vans Warped Tour. From personal experience, the Warped Tour is one of the most thrilling and energized concert parties that you will ever attend. There are huge mosh pits at every band stage, the food is pretty great, there are individual booths for each band where you can meet and greet the band members and get autographs, and the crowds are actually really nice. Some of the most friendly concert-goers attend the Warped Tour, if a person falls they’ll help you up kind of people.The Tour is also known for their huge Moroccan-like market, with anything consisting of clothes to glass smoking pipes.  The Warped Tour usually has bands that start small but end up huge. like Avenged Sevenfold that played back in 2003 or Paramore who played in 2006 and 2011. This year’s Warped Tour has a few popular bands playing like the pop artists Allstar Weekend and Never Shout Never, heavy metal performers Black Veil Brides, August Burns Red and Chiodos.  ” I want to go because my friends want to go,” Junior Samantha Grant said. “I had a lot of fun last year and I want to go again.”

The Warped Tour isn’t for everybody though, it gets pretty hot out by the stages and the mosh pits can be extremely dangerous.”I remember when I went to the Warped Tour last year,” Grant said. “Pierce the Veil’s mosh pit was so scary my friend and I had to get out 5 minutes in.”

Another down-side to the Warped Tour is how the bands playing can basically play where and when they want to without any former notice. “I really wanted to see Relient K and I am disappointed that they are not playing here in Florida, ” Sophmore Selina Arends said.

Music enthusiasts can see these bands plus many more perform in Orlando, July 28 or West Palm Beach July 27.  The tickets are $47.50 including tax  for either event and both start at 11 a.m.