Vans Warped Tour is an event with a wide variety of music such as hip-hop, rock and metal. Music lovers should not miss on this concert which starts on July 26 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. This has become America’s longest running festival concert tour and reaches more than 600,000 fans every summer according to ticketmaster.com.
Some of the acts performing include Elder Brother, I Fight Dragons and Less Than Jake. Ticketmaster.com states Warped is also responsible for introducing music fans to such artists as No Doubt, Katy Perry, Blink 182, Papa Roach, Sublime, My Chemical Romance, Eminem and Fall Out Boy, among hundreds of others.
Vans Warped Tour is not only about music. The event also includes extreme sports such as BMX bikes and skateboards on half pipes and street courses to wrestling and other random bits of weirdness states about.com. The site also states past years have even included motorcycles stunt jumping and a human cannonball.
Going to an event like this, visitors may want to get a little something to remember the special day. This can be done at The Warped Tour Flea Market. Vendors on the tour include merchandise booths for the touring bands (often populated by members of the bands themselves, chatting with fans and signing autographs), random merchandise, skateboard companies, clothing manufacturers and politically active groups according to about.com.
The guy who created this event of bring extreme sports and music together was Kevin Lyman. When working on events that paired skateboarding competitions with live music, he decided to create a national (and later worldwide) tour, pairing extreme sports with live punk music states about.com. The site also states the shoe manufacturer Vans agreed to sponsor it and the tour was born. Below is a promo YouTube video of this year’s Vans Warped Tour.