I came back from the Vans Warped tour last night, and it was the greatest experience of my life! I don't know where to even begin! Well, when I got there, I was looking around searching for some bands to see, and then, in the distance, i hear "Through our bleeding! We are one!" being chanted by the crowd at the mainstage! I said "THAT'S AFI!", so I ran there and had a great time there, I got some great pics of Davey leaning up against the crowd, and Hunter, the great bass player that he is, going wild all up and down the fretboard.. The crowd and the band was really energetic! Then right after that, The Vandals came on. They started out with "It's a Fact", and went right into "Flowers are pretty" and "The New You". Alot of energy there too. There was a really funny part, when the singer from the vandals got on top of a huge stack of speakers and gave himself a huge wedgie! It was kind of sick because you could see his whole a$$! Then he sat down, and proceeded to put his right leg behind his head while he was still singing! Got a great shot of that After the Vandals, I kind of just floated around. Well tried to. The place was packed. I mean PACKED. I saw a great new band, Thursday, at one of the smaller stages (Ladies Lounge). I got to meet the guitarists and drummer, and the guitarist (Tom. K) gave me a Sampler CD of the Warped Tour and they all signed it for me (except the lead singer, he was somewhere else..) I suggest you check them out, they were good. I caught another good band there, but I dont remember their name! I do remember that the bassist had a cast on his right hand, and that they had a new CD called "Dependancy" or something.. And the drummer always had an evil look on his face (not uncommon for drummers)Well anyway.... I went to the main stage right in time to see a cool rasta reggae band, then right after, came RANCID!!! They crowd started chanting "Rancid! Rancid! Rancid!".... I was really looking forward to seeing them, but I was in the pit, and it was VICIOUS! I mean really aggressive! It was really fun, but I couldn't breathe all that well, and I was getting dehidrated. So I shoved my way out of the pit (not an easy task) and got some water, losing my uncle in the process. Then I went back to the pit and had the time of my life (although I was constantly thinking i was gonna break my neck or sufficate! Oh well... The rest of the day was a blast also, except too many people there.. My ears are still ringing. I mean, 20 pairs of 8x10 speaker cabs aren't enough, but you need 87 stacks of stage monitors, also!! geez....There was an Ernie Ball booth, where I tried some stingrays and sterlings... Ohhhh.......sweet....sweet.....Stingray.....uhuhhhggh.... The only bad part of the day was near the end, when Sum41 was playing. (they were playing at a small stage to my suprisement). Alot of people were packed into there! Well, during "Fat Lip", my uncle lifted me up and I started crowdsurfing. Besides my pants almost falling all the way down (some girl like ripped them off), I had a great time. But after i was on the ground again, I felt my pockets, and.... NO CAMERA!! I had the greatest pictures!! Arrgh... Oh well! Not a BIG deal... If I had a shxtty time the rest of the day, I would've been upset. But I had a great time. I know someone had to have taken it, because after everyone cleared out, I looked around, and NOTHING. not even broken pieces. o well.. I had a really awesome time! Anyone that likes music, GO! It's mostly punk and hardcore, but you can't beat the energy even if you don't like the music! And the hot girls, too! Most of them were goth, or had mowhawks or something, but they were still hot! I got an awesome AFI shirt! It's all black with a skull and crossbones, and "AFI" on the front, and it says "The Deathless Ones" on the back.. So, I recommend this concert to anyone! I'm probably boring you all with these details, so later everyone! ...geez i smell like weed!