The all favorite, Vans Warped Tour, is both the largest traveling music festival in the U.S. and the longest running music festival in North America. The summer barrage that carries over a hundred bands a day made its pit stop in Wantagh NY a few days ago. Final Reprise was there and captured the entire event with two cameras in the greatest, most collective way. Below we have some of the best shots we could manage from over 10 bands captured by our own Christina Grande. Feel free to check out the other half of our coverage from inside the mosh pit here .
Lets start off strong with Crown The Empire. The Rise Records favorites on the verge of a new album: Retrograde.
In case no one filled you in, The punk pioneers made their comeback, storming in this year’s warped. There’s been a drought in punk rock for ages and I sense these guys came in to fill the gap With one the biggest crowds of the Festival, here’s Sum 41.
Keeping it moving with Sleeping With Sirens; who can basically call Warped tour home.
There’s no way we’d miss out on Volumes. You guys told us you wanted them, so here they are. One of the few bands taking still the stage with 2 main vocalist, they’ve been teasing us with new music and we’re as excited as you are to hear more.
Issues has quickly becomes of those bands who casually make records that change the genre, and the newly released “Headspace” does just that.
Metalcore proudly welcomes thematic music, from the post apocalyptic world created by Crown The Empire to The dark series of reimagined classic tales performed Ice Nine Kills. These guys are a personal favorite of mine, and they provide an amazing live experience.
We Caught In Hearts Wake, a personal favorite for Christina.
And of course Whitechapel
..& Reel Big Fish
Not a lot of bands can survive a change in vocalist, not this far in. Yet Veil of does it and takes their place among one of Sumerian Records elites.
It’s 8pm out at Jones Beach, and we’re closing the night with Less Than Jake. Hands down the most fun set played all night.
*all photos shot by Christina Grande – more here