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Warped Tour 2003

Warped Tour 2003: live in Orlandolive in Orlando (2003)
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The Orlando date of the 2003 warped tour was already better than the 2002 version before it started. Last year's stop was at the dreadful Orlando Speedworld which was the worst place I've ever been to. So with this year's being back at the Central Florida Fairgrounds where it belongs was a step up.


The Orlando date of the 2003 warped tour was already better than the 2002 version before it started. Last year's stop was at the dreadful Orlando Speedworld which was the worst place I've ever been to. So with this year's being back at the Central Florida Fairgrounds where it belongs was a step up.

The first band I saw was Brand New. They played a very solid set balanced with new and older songs with highlights including "Seventy Times 7" and "Guernica." Overall I was very impressed and would definitely want to see them again.

After Brand New finished up I made my way towards the main stage where the Mad Caddies greeted me by playing "The Gentleman." They played songs from every cd including "Mary Melody" "Drinkin for 11'" "Monkeys" "Sad Reggie (I think)" and closed the set with "Road Rash." Very Cool.

Next up on the other main stage was the guy everyone worships on this website (andrew wk.) The highlight of his set was when Poison the Well was tuning their instruments and played the beginning to party hard.

I was right up front for Poison The Well when they played after AWK, and they really surprised me. I like their Opposite of December CD but I'm not really big into hXc screamo/whatever music. I also heard that PTW sucked live but they didn't...they also played a balanced set of old and new and their highlights included "Artists Rendering of Me" and "Nerdy." There I mentioned them.

Simple Plan was next on the other stage...I didn't wanna lose my spot up front but I was listening to some of their set from the other stage and the singer tried to follow up PTW by sounding hXc I guess...Oh yeah they covered "American Jesus" and I'm sure everyone knows how that goes. They closed with "I'd do Anything" which is a harmless catchy poppy punk song that I admit to liking. (minus punk points)

Even before Simple Plan totally finished their set, the crowd began to chant "LESS THAN JAKE." Yes, one of the two main bands I had to see was playing next. This was my 7th time and they were true to form. All the songs they played were Losing Streak and after, but that was ok. Seeing them for the 7th time is just as amazing as the 1st. They never disappoint.

The Starting Line was next, I kinda like them too (minus more punk points) but I didn't want to lose my spot real close to the front for the next band. I heard their set and some of the songs included "Best Of Me" and "Up and Go."

I had to be up front for the Suicide Machines. Why? Because their the best live band around, the most energetic, and whenever they play live they play mostly the songs from the best CD in the world, Destruction By Definition. They played songs from every album though. I can't say enough good about these guys, if you get the chance to see them you shouldn't miss out. They are insane. The Braveheart and Reverse Braveheart was crazy, and I got the mic right in my face during "SOS." Best band on this tour...right next to LTJ.

After the Suicide Machines I could leave happy. I missed some of the bands I would have liked to see but won't lose sleep over it...the last hour I was there I caught some of Glassjaw, Thrice, and the All American Rejects. Thrice rules but I was too far back and they'll be back soon I'm sure. I did miss out on Dropkick Murphys, AFI and the Ataris because I had to leave early (minus 2 stars) but this years warped tour was easily miles above 2002.

 

 
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Anonymous (August 13, 2003)

i agree; Simple Plan is freakin' awful. bunch of unoriginal, sellout little dweebs. god, their not even good looking guys are they? it figures the one with the "spare tire" is the one that decided to go shirtless all the time. how bland can a group get?!

Anonymous (August 13, 2003)

That AFI MTV TAping is probably gonna last 45 minutes and consist of 98 percent "sing the sorrow"tracks!

Anonymous (August 13, 2003)

Sppedworld sucked! But LTJ have gone way down hill their set consisted of One good song (Johnny Quest) Rancid's set was the best followed by face to face suicide machines and afi!!!

Anonymous (August 12, 2003)

I do not change my mind one bit. I find it shocking that people listen to simple plan, brand new, or anything like that. There is no excuse. That is ridiculous. And there is also no excuse for not liking rancid. That is just ridiculous. You shock me.

Anonymous (August 11, 2003)

the fact is the Warped Tour has in recent years just become more and more obvious in terms of what kind of bands are playing. you need the big names like Rancid and Pennywise to REALLY draw, but most of the rest of the bands ar eatarting to all sound the same. this year seems to be overrun with the indie/emo/mall punk types. stuff for the very casual listener. i admit, i'm a bit jaded, but that has nothing to do with the fact that the quality of bands today is somewhat lacking. how many more Simple Plans do we really need? sure, the Ataris got some catchy songs, which is fine, but the Warped Tour could benefit from a bit more variety. there's so much stuff out there, but year after year you kinda know what to expect. how about opening up to some different groups that aren't pushed by MTV? most of these bands are better seen in clubs anyway, where it's more intimate and nowhere near as hot. seriously, i'm so glad i moved to Boston. Orlando's way too hot for outdoor all day tours. it's Africa hot......

Anonymous (August 11, 2003)

last year's venue was horrible.face to face was by far the best band this year.amazing as always

Anonymous (August 11, 2003)

"It is absolutely shocking to me how many of you reviewers fail to mention anything about Rancid. I always wonder what kind of idiots listen to stuff like brand new and the used. I guess sites like this is where to find them. unreal. "

It is absolutely shocking that you can't seem to grasp the concept that maybe the people that happened to write these Warped Tour 2003 reviews have different tastes in music than you. I guess it's just UNREAL that some wouldn't consider Rancid to be better than the rest of the tour. Unreal.

FortyMinutesWest (August 10, 2003)

Maybe people don't mention Rancid because they don't like them and didn't see them. If it bothers you that much, go to Warped and write your own show review, otherwise, stop bitching.

Anonymous (August 10, 2003)

It is absolutely shocking to me how many of you reviewers fail to mention anything about Rancid. I always wonder what kind of idiots listen to stuff like brand new and the used. I guess sites like this is where to find them. unreal.

Anonymous (August 10, 2003)

"fuck the warped tour... its for dipshits and poseurs and shitty shitty shitty bands... it's that place where every asshole gets to pretend he's "punk" for a day... i love the dumbasses with blue braided hair and and all the sweet slipknot shirts... seriously... darby crash is rolling over in his grave"

your comment gets a 1 for being a misinformed jaded looooser

Anonymous (August 10, 2003)

whats wrong with being a "punk" for a day? Is it so wrong to go out to a big show with all your friends and have fun time? sorry were not as punk as you, 24/7. prick.

Anonymous (August 9, 2003)

fuck the warped tour... its for dipshits and poseurs and shitty shitty shitty bands... it's that place where every asshole gets to pretend he's "punk" for a day... i love the dumbasses with blue braided hair and and all the sweet slipknot shirts... seriously... darby crash is rolling over in his grave

Anonymous (August 9, 2003)

Anonymous (August 9, 2003)

By the way there was no second off.

Anonymous (August 8, 2003)

First off, why the fuck would you even consider seeing simple plan, quite possibly the worst band ever? the score is for the reviewer not bringing ear plugs.

TJmoney (August 8, 2003)

I missed out on big d and the kids table too...they played the same time as LTJ...and when I talk about the suicide machines I use the wrong form of "their" it shoulda been they're...minus punk points

Kevin11 (August 8, 2003)

Oh, I forgot to say that you missed lots of good bands.

Kevin11 (August 8, 2003)

I did not attend this year. AFI's playing an MTV taping for $8, good thing I didn't pay $30 just for them.

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