Wow. Warped Tour Denver kind of snuck up on me. It’s been a hectic month and all of a sudden the last stop of this iconic music festival arrived at the Pepsi Center and I was not prepared at all. Learn from my mistakes. Bring a hat, sunscreen, an empty water bottle, canned goods to skip to the front of the entry line and … CASH. All the beer stations only take cash. Let me repeat that: BRING. CASH. You don’t want to wait in the ATM line when there is so much great music all around you.
I made it just in time for my Denver friends In The Whale and One Flew West to kick off Warped Tour and stayed through Simple Plan’s last note. Packing in every possible band, I didn’t get photos of everyone I saw – but as you can see below – I sure got a lot. Every set I caught was great, but I especially enjoyed The Used, who I see every time I can. Bert McCracken is such a phenomenal performer. The Maine was also a highlight; I just adore them.
But, seriously, how can you go wrong with such a killer lineup? The Vans Warped Tour continues into August – so catch ’em while you can.
Personally, I would love to see Warped continue as a location-based festival that we can travel to. One can only hope.
Bands featured in gallery below: Simple Plan, Grayscale, The Used, The Maine, 3OH!3, Reel Big Fish, Knuckle Puck, State Champs, Tonight Alive, One Flew West, In The Whale.
Vans Warped Tour Denver 2018 Photos
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