I swear I want out of this God-forsaken state known as Texas, the weather is just unbearable. I get up in the morning and my windows are foggy, this is a result of the extreme levels of humidity.
Anyways, it went on this past sunday but I haven't had any real free time until today so this is how Warped went down. I went with three friends of mine and we got there about 12:00 on the dot, we avoided long lines but had to park literally near a barn and walk a good couple of acres. We get in and what do you know My Chemical Romance is playing --its' not a bad performance at all and actually they stopped about 15 minutes into the set since some people were falling over and had no one to pick up them up. They were saying how girls also shouldn't do shitty things that some of the bands might force them to do just to get backstage to the band. I can agree with that statement but it obviously didn't stop a handful of sluts who still flashed. Plus, come on, who in their right freaking mind would wear high heels and a mini skirt to Warped tour ?
About 1:00 we caught Motion City Soundtracks' piece and boy were they fun, right after convienently Armor for Sleep was up, the guys were just talking about how the smaller bands have to work harder than the big bands on the north and south stages. My friend Colin right after the Hopesfall performance (Which wasn't anything too exciting) threw up all his damn breakfast. It was pretty sick, and the bastard even got some on me...so after contemplating if leaving was an option or not, we missed the Offspring and Atreyu who were playing which I really didn't care for anyways.
Soon the clocked ticked 3:30, we got up from the little shade we could find near an abandoned popcorn stand and made our way to see Hawthorne Heights who finished with "Ohio is for Lovers", all I have to say is ick, they don't sound anything like on the album. Tsunami Bomb was great, sure enough Transplants came on, they were ok but hey, the crowd was big. Around this time, the steep water prices which gauged my wallet for a whopping $40, well I felt a little dizzy myself. I needed to rest a little.
I caught both Underoath and The Bled who were both awesome, just like From First to Last, those bands were the best acts of the whole day. The bands had so much energy in spite of the intense heat and Underoath even gave out free t-shirts, I almost got one but I lost in a stupid battle with a guy who was kicking and growling all day. Although next time kids, please, if you see two 6'0 feet and over guys standing, don't try to crowd surf all the freaking time just because we're tall. Me and Ryan just got annoyed by all the kids wanting to be picked up.
Around 5:00 I wanted to go home, the Starting Line were whining in the back, then Avenged Sevenfold came on, I checked them out, they sounded great and I loved what they did to the stage. So all in all, it was expensive, I didn't get any photos since they all sucked, although I'll post them someday. It was still a good time and a perfect way to wither away a sunday afternoon.
I was kind of pissed that Circa Survive, Reggie and the Full Effect, Mae, Zao and Millencolin weren't playing in San Antonio but that's alright.