The 2010 Vans Warped Tour
07/17/10 – Nassau Coliseum Parking Lot – Long Island, NY
Words/Photos/Videos by melorocker
This 2010 edition of the traveling Warped tour seems scaled back from previous years. i have been to 2 other warped shows that were at near or at full capacity. Nassau Coliseum holds up to seven thousand people when a concert is held indoors, but at the parking lot it could be trickier to come up with a figure. i felt that it was not the usual numbers that they are acustome to, but it was crowded nevertheless. still a great time was to be had for those attending. This years line-up was not a heavy draw like in past shows. i like The All American Rejects so i knew i would be going to the show. there were many bands that i never knew of such as The Summer Set, Am Taxi and others. i went to the main stage and was standing next to the soundboard in order to get a reprive from the scorching sun and saw a partial set from Alkaline Trio and full sets from We Are Kings, Face to Face, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The All American Rejects. We Are Kings drew a heavy crowd i understand that some members are from long island new york so they had a lot of family backstage with them. i was laughing when the guys from Face To Face called themselve the “Geriatrics” band on warped tour this year. The Dillinger Escape Plan played such an out of control set it was lucky for them to not have suffered an injury on stage from all the jumping and dashing.. Next my faves The All American Rejects played one amazing set comprise of all the hit songs that they are known for. singer tyson ritter was energetic and crazy in his delivery of the songs to the delight of all involved. i was able to get a guitar pick from guitarist nick wheeler who was lookin’ so cool with his shades and american flag guitar. after the rejects set ended i decided to leave. it was too hot and from the remaining bands just not worth it for me. i got there at around 1:40 pm and left at 6:10 pm just the right amout of warped for me. here are a few pics and a video. this is my fourth confession for this year.