The Same but Different: The 2012 Vans Warped Tour at Reliant Center

Categories: Aftermath

Some fans show their Warped love in the form of custom shirts.
It's easy to talk about what makes Warped great for those of us who get to catch it once a year, but I was curious about what it's like for those who get to experience it day in and day out for weeks. So I asked a simple question: What does the Warped Tour mean to you?

"It's a moving city, it's a moving family, and it means so much to us as a band. We get to see our best friends every day. We get to play amazing shows for amazing kids. It means the world to me"

-- David, Breathe Carolina

"A pleasant surprise"

-- ultramark, Stepdad

"Sweaty porta-potties"

-- Pat, Anti-Flag

"It means punk rock, it means grinding it out, it means making new fans, and it means coming out on top in the end"

-- Parry, The Silver Comet

"You meet a lot of people and you'll meet a lot of great friends and you'll have that for the rest of your life"

-- Sean, Dead Sara

"Honestly, it's just a great celebration of music. You have this awesome day that has tons of bands, all across the board of genres"

-- Tanner, Belle Manoir

"Growing up. Learning. It's about discovering new things. Literally going to see Taking Back Sunday or New Found Glory and finding everything else that comes with it"

-- Bethany, Warped Media Guru

Location Info


NRG Center

8400 Kirby, Houston, TX

Category: General

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All these articles about Warped i've read and not one of them mentions actual good underground bands that Warped Tour was actually made to garner some form of hype for, stop talking about mainstream nu-metal bands that have huge crowds of the same looking kids and talk about real bands that have been doing this for years and finally got to be on warped like I Am The Avalanche, A Loss For Words, Title Fight, Make Do and Mend, Fireworks and talk about cool new features like the acoustic basement where guys like Vinnie Caruana from I Am The Avalanche, Koji, Into It. Over It. and Kris Roe from the Ataris are actually trying to make names for themselves.


Warped. Meh. The new trending links on the site 2xMeh.

Jacob M
Jacob M

How would you know if it's cool if you didn't even know they were still doing this?


Theyre still doing this? Hasnt been cool since 2001.

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