Warped Tour Invades Long Island, New York – Review + Photo Gallery
Warped Tour continues to be a major destination for young music fans every year and this year was no different. Numerous bands rocked Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum’s massive parking lot this past Saturday (July 21).
Taking Back Sunday and Falling in Reverse headlined the Kia Soul Stage. Fans went nuts as Taking Back Sunday graced the stage as the crowd sang every song word for word. The band performed favorites such as ‘Liar (It Takes One to Know One),’ ‘Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team),’ ‘A Decade Under the Influence’ and ‘MakeDamnSure,’ among others.
There was even a cute little baby rocking out at the side of the stage with large pink headphones on, the crowd at Warped Tour keeps on getting younger and younger.
Ronnie Radke of Falling in Reverse took the stage with shiny gold pants and lots of vigor. Not to mention the rest of the band had incredible stage presence and donned funky sunglasses that looked like they came out of a cereal box in the late '80s. The crowd wasn’t the only one rocking out to Falling in Reverse, as an adorable and very vocal pitbull was on the side of enjoying the performance, as well.
Other bands on the Kia Soul stage included New Found Glory, Four Year Strong and Of Mice & Men, just to name a few.
The Monster Energy stage had an impressive lineup, which included Everytime I Die, Sleeping With Sirens and Mayday Parade. Blessthefall took the stage earlier in the day and performed a high energy set along with Rise to Remain, Vampires Everywhere and Motionless in White, who started things off in the early afternoon.
Down at the Tilly’s Stage, bands such as Senses Fail and Lostprophets put a dent in the parking lot, while Iwrestledabearonce performed a solid set on the Ernie Ball Stage with new frontwoman Courtney LaPlante, who tried her best to fill the very eclectic shoes of former singer Krysta Cameron.
Warped Tour isn’t just about the music, for anyone who wasn’t digging any of the many acts on the numerous stages, they could always check out the Vans skate ramp. And where did the parents of all these teen concert goers reside you ask? Well there was a nice quiet, haven for the older folks called the Reverse Daycare Center, but that was no place for this author's aunt, who refused to take shelter and instead took joy in starting up mosh pits.
There are about two weeks left of the sweaty chaos that is Warped Tour. For a full list of dates, go here.