Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO – 8/3/09
Words/Photos by iheartmoshing
This is the 15th year for Warped Tour but for me, it was only my third year attending. Out of the three I’ve been to, this ranks as the best, not only because of the awesome bands on the tour, but of the great experiences I had while I was there.
My day at Warped Tour included seeing: I Set My Friends On Fire, Underoath, Black Tide, NeverShoutNever, Breathe Carolina, A Day to Remember & 3oh!3. I also saw a few other bands like We The Kings, Forever the Sickest Kids & and Brokencyde, but I did not see the full sets for these bands.
I Set My Friends On Fire: The first band I saw and also the first time I’ve seen them live. There wasn’t a huge crowd, but those watching their set, really got into the music. I like this band because they combine two genres; electronic and hardcore.
Underoath: The second time I’ve seen them live. They played a variety of music from their older cds to their newer cds so their set was enjoyable.
Black Tide: My third time seeing them. After seeing them for the first time last year at Mayhem Festival, I have been a fan ever since. While they were playing I noticed a couple people crowd surfing so on a whim, I decided to crowd surf also. It was actually my first time, but I ended up surfing twice to my favorite song by them, Warriors of Time.
NeverShoutNever: I had actually just seen him the thursday before Warped Tour at six flags. I love his music because it’s upbeat and catchy. The whole crowd was dancing to his music so that was fun.
Breathe Carolina: One of the bands I was most looking forward to seeing. They came on right after NeverShoutNever, so I was able to make my way up to the front and center of the pit. I probably had the best view out of anyone. During their fourth song Kyle, one of the vocalists of the band, gets off the stage and onto the railing right in front of me. While he’s singing the rest of the song, he’s holding my hand. Then after the set, I talked to Kyle for a bit and got a picture with him. Probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at a concert.
A Day To Remember: My first time seeing them. I got to the stage they were performing at a little early so another band, Gallows, was still performing. A Wall of Death forms during this band, so I was able to get to the front of the stage. Right as A Day to Remember starts playing, the whole crowd starts moving back and forth. I got crushed by a crowd surfer, but it was still a good show.
3Oh!3: My second time seeing them. Since it was the end of Warped Tour, my friends and I just decided to stand behind the big crowd, but this gave us room to dance since their music is so danceable. 3oh!3 put a great end to my day at Warped Tour.
I will be going to every Warped Tour after this until the day i die.