Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion, was just so perfect in everyway, I don’t even know where to begin! From seeing bands I haven’t seen in forever, to meeting new people, to just the craziness of the crowds, it will be a day I won’t forget!
When I got there I went straight to Forever The Sickest Kids tent to introduce myself as apart of their street team and get their set and signing times for my poster and Austin and Caleb where there! Nice right off the bat, they are some pretty rad dudes :D. I walked around with the sign for a bit, then caught We Came As Romans set and it was epic! Though I couldn’t be in the pavilion like I wanted to, I still got to hear them live for the first time and I loved every minute of it!
I then walked around more with the sign, getting people pumped for FTSK’s set and passed out some FTSK stickers I had, the people were so stoked for FTSK it was insane! I was constantly getting stopped by people asking what time and where the stage was, talking about FTSK and such, I knew they were going to have a great turnout!
FTSK time finally came and man did they bring the party energy! They put on one of the best shows that whole day! There was easily over 1000 people at the Tilly’s Stage! We even got FTSK’s crowd surfing record beat from 23 to 66! The crowd was just too crazy for words!
Afterwards I got to see Story Of The Year’s set and man I was so stoked they came! I did not even know they were playing, I got to see one of my favorites live since 2006! Every song was just magic to my ears, from the crowd surfing, to crowd sing-alongs, to HUGE mosh pits, SOTY is one of the best bands live period!
After that exhausting performance I hung around FTSK’s tent and just relaxed with them, just shooting the breeze and such, they are all amazingly nice guys! I then went to catch Motion City Soundtrack’s set, again I couldn’t get into the pavilion but just hearing them was what mattered to me, they are perfect in every way and the best band on this tour.
I walked back to see Jonathan of FTSK sitting in the walkway with the poster I made handing out FTSK ‘tattoos’ (just a FTSK stamp) and that was just hilarious. Him and I then gave passing by people ‘tattoos’ and help get their new album J.A.C.K. sold and they reached their quota right before a huge storm hit! I helped them scramble their stuff back to their bus before the storm came through, very crazy moments!
To make the day better, FTSK put me on their guest list for the Pittsburgh show for next week! That was the coolest nicest thing ever, I thank them so much for that, I didn’t know what to say! I can’t explain everything that day but it was the best day ever!