Crowdsourced: Fans Beat the Heat at Vans Warped Tour 2012
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Melissa Fossum See more Warped fans (like these ladies) in our Warped Tour slideshow.
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Yesterday was my first Warped Tour in eight years. A lot has changed, though oddly enough, Anti-Flag, New Found Glory, and Yellowcard played both years. This was my first time seeing the festival outside of Peoria Sports Complex, so the whole watching bands in the parking lot thing was new to me-- maybe that's why it was so hot. I don't remember it being this brutal, I was on the verge of passing out a few times, but isn't that an essential part of the Warped Tour experience? I remember how fun it was to see a bunch of my favorite bands all in one day-- Bouncing Souls, NOFX, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, etc., and I'm sure teens feel the same way about seeing acts like Of Mice and Men, Mayday Parade, The Used, and so on.
In case you weren't brave (or foolish) enough to stand in the heat all day yesterday, we browsed Twitter to see what fans and musicians had to say about the show.
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Melissa Fossum Vampires Everywhere
One of the most popular tents today in Arizona @ Vans Warped Tour http://instagr.am/p/MbxdW_Eh6E/
Slushies were a good idea.
Dear all my friends on Warped Tour....I'm sorry on behalf of home state for how miserably hot it is today.
Is Kanye West on Warped Tour?
Champagne Champagne mentioned going "hard as a motherfucker."
I bet nobody on Warped Tour is covering Call Me Maybe this year. No one. Not a single band.
Burnt out on Carly Rae Jepsen?
If you're going to Warped Tour this year don't be stupid. If u need water get that over getting any bands T-shirt including ours. #DadTweet
Nice fatherly advice from Mayday Parade.
Hipsters taking mini Arizona tea to warped tour --> @dianabanana_ @Meellaaa_ . because water is too mainstream ☺
Hydration is totes mainstream.
@kylesprincess4l I don't even pee or eat all day on Warped tour days???
Water and food are too mainstream.
@shelbysays_ @bro_mccracken that show was so hot and crazy! Thanks for making me fall in love all over again with warped tour
This love connection was brought to you by The Used.
@KickinItWitJaay Your gay if you go to warped tour.
Thanks for the revelation.