This year was the 22nd year of the Warped Tour and i happened to once again this year get access to shoot it when it stoppped in my hometown. Back in 1995 Kevin Lyman started the Warped Tour and has since been touring the US annually. The Warped Tour includes a variety of genres like Rock, punk rock, pop, metal core, alternative rock, hip hop, electronic, ska.
(“Real Friends” playing while the sun is starting to set)
I had press access to the show so i was able to shoot any band i wanted. This only downside is, with as many bands as there are its hard to capture them all unless you have multiple days on the tour. Bands that i got to shoot included…
FALLING IN REVERSE | FOUR YEAR STRONG | I SEE STARS | ISSUES |LESS THAN JAKEOCEANS ATE ALASKA | REAL FRIENDS | SET IT OFF |SLEEPING WITH SIRENS | STATE CHAMPS | THE SUMMER SET | TONIGHT ALIVE |YELLOWCARD
(The sea of people watching “Issues” with there Pokemon themed stage)
The first time i attended warped tour was in 2007. It was my first concert and it has since got me hooked on live music. This year was my 6th time going to Warped Tour and i plan on many more. The experience of being around so many people who love the same music as you, and being able to discover so many new bands. Warped Tour isn’t a feeling you can explain to people you have to drag them with you and make them experience the feeling, the excitement, the love of Warped Tour.
(Brian Dales lead singer of “The Summer Set” stepping out on the speakers to sing to his fans)
Every show a photographer shoots there is always one photo they look at and say this is the one. Well here is mine above, i just love this photo. When i look at it I’m so proud of myself i don’t even feel like I’m the man behind creating it. If you would like to see my Warped Tour gallery you can see all the photos i shot below.