Various - Warped Tour Live DVD (Cover Artwork)


Various: Warped Tour Live DVDWarped Tour Live DVD (2002)
Pioneer Arts

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: AngryYouth
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Can't beat the Warped Tour. Nothing like spending a day at Warped getting soaked by security hoses and listening to your favorite bands. There's only 1 thing that can top an experience such as this, which is sitting on your couch watching the Warped Tour. But if you really miss the security hoses, d.

Can't beat the Warped Tour. Nothing like spending a day at Warped getting soaked by security hoses and listening to your favorite bands. There's only 1 thing that can top an experience such as this, which is sitting on your couch watching the Warped Tour. But if you really miss the security hoses, dump a bottle of water on yourself every now and then when you watch it.

This DVD was released in 2003, but covers the 2002 Warped Tour in Vancouver and Montreal and shows the stage acts of 17 bands, most (not all, most) of which are high on the punk society's state of mind, meaning there is no Simple Plan (Thank God), Blink 182, and the like. Sorry to say, Good Charlotte is in the DVD, but only for an interview, (which I just skipped over). This was really a bounce back year for Warped. Bands off all sounds taint the DVD, ranging from Pop punk to Emo to Reggae (if you will), Ska, and the good ol' fashioned balls out punk rock.

The DVD has a lot of cool things to watch other the concert. Many bands give interviews (most topping off at one minute, give or take about 20 seconds) about how the tour has been for them. The Head Hancho of the Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman, gives many "pep talks" off how bands can get on Warped, what Warped is renowned for, and how he has figured out to a put together a show that definitely is worth your hard-earned (or ill-gotten) cash. The DVD shows many Warped employees talking about their job and glances on the construction of stages, the catering company, Flogging Molly's bus, and the Moto-X and skate parks.

My only real complaint about the DVD is that there is no Main Page where you would look at special features or pick a scene like you would on a normal DVD movie. This DVD just takes you immediately into the movie, and you have to use your remote to chapter search to find bands or go straight to a specific extra. Not a big deal, but enough of a nuisance for me to tell you about it and waste more of your time reading this.

Now to the bands, 17 in all. I maybe had to press the Chapter button 3 times in all. Something Corporate is up first, giving a God awful performance that can only be enjoyed by the mentally retarded. Anti-Flag gives an amazing performance, spare Pat Thetic (drums) who seems to have some major mental/motor skill issues, singing "Underground Network" and "Got The Numbers". The next 2 bands flop the DVD. Ozma, a band made up of an 1980s Cheese Hair Metal guitarist, an Abercrombie & Fitch curly haired pretty boy, an Asian guitarist who could be on to better things if he leaves this band, and a drummer who is probably the genetically engineered child off all 3 band members. Next is Morgan Heritage, the "Reggae" band I mentioned. They aren't bad in a sense of musical talent, but do not belonged on Warped (Although Kevin Lyman says he trys to be diverse in the music he brings to Warped). The Used, Lagwagon, and Hot Water Music all give strong performances. Up next is the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, who I personally don't care for, but they were far from bad, and would most likely be enjoyed by any of their fans. New Found Glory is next. Do I really need to say more? Didn't think so. Let's move on. NOFX is next, playing my all time favorite song by them-"The Brews". MXPX, No Use For A Name, and Flogging Molly all give amazing performances. MXPX's "Tomorrow's Another Day" is a stand out. GOB is next, playing "What To Do". Seeing as how this was in Canada, they were eagerly accepted by the fans. NOTE: Eagerly accepted in Canada means Yawn in America. Reel Big Fish is up. (Repeat Bosstone opinion). Alkaline Trio is next, which makes the DVD for me. Me being a Chicago dweller, Alk3 has always been my favorite. Burning up the stage with "Take Lots With Alcohol" and the amazing "Radio" featuring #2 of Anti-Flag was amazing. And last but not least, the balls out punk that I was talking about....Bad Religion. That's all I really need to say.

So if you missed the 2002 Warped Tour or saw it and loved it, pick this up. It will not disappoint.


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StratManX (September 19, 2003)

Awful review. The term is Review not Opinion. No one cares that you don't care for RBF or the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, everytime I have seen both bands play, they tear it up.

Anonymous (September 18, 2003)


The best thing about this review is that it gives me a pretty good picture of the brain behind the keyboard...haha. You nervous about your drivers test?

Anonymous (September 18, 2003)

thee warped tour is the best thing ever!!!! u should check this out if ur a real punk. i swear u wont be dissapointed!!

Anonymous (September 16, 2003)

How come nobody has mentioned Lagwagon?? They played the whole tour and they are listed on the cover, what did they do in this DVD???

Anonymous (September 16, 2003)

How come nobody has mentioned Lagwagon?? They played the whole tour and they are listed on the cover, what did they do in this DVD???

Anonymous (September 15, 2003)

The "one" is for the actual 2002 Tour. What a pile of shit that was! Absolute worst Warped ever!
This DVD is only worth about 3 bands to me, so I'll steal it from somewhere.
No fucking way i'm paying for the shit line-up.

Anonymous (September 15, 2003)

Yeah, he uses the words, but he's not homophobic......he's made quite a few songs in which he was bashing homophobes actually. And Body Count is fucking punk rock....the whinneyt poppy emo shit on this tour can't even be considered pop rock...let alone pop punk. The Beatles were a pop rock band, these bands are just candy coated crap. The only real "punk" bands that I can remember from this tour were Body Count, Pennywise, and...well, thats about it.

Anonymous (September 15, 2003)

Wait, I was at the SF Warped Tour and saw Jello and Body Count, I don't remember alot of boos, infact from where I was standing, I only heard applause for Jello...

As for body count being punk, sure they've got "Cop Killa" but Ice T sure likes to call everyone "fags." Yeah...that's so punk...

Anonymous (September 14, 2003)

Warped Tour is NOT a tour which brings punks. If I recall Body Count and Jello Biafra (two bands/people that are more punk rock than any other bands on this years warped) were booed by the audience after condemning Bush's war on Iraq. If only Ice T could have napalmed the fucking whole crowd. Some humans are so utterly stupid they shouldn't be alive...particularly in America. Anyway, my point is that the Warped Tour is dead and punk has only a few flames of hope. I would have gone to Warped just to see Body Count if I had known they were gonna be there. Amen, The Bronx, the Unseen and a few scattered others maybe the only hope hardcore punk rock has left.

Anonymous (September 14, 2003)

thats where i got it from,a dead kennedys song from bedtime.

funkisdead (September 14, 2003)

wow another stale cartoon is not only a satanic surfers song but also a dead kennedys quote. extra punk points for you!

what hot water music songs are on this?

i also think this review sucked.

THAT_GUY (September 14, 2003)

First off, you suck at reviewing and life, please quit both.

Second, for everyone who hates Warped Tour, think of it this way, it's like a punk rock concert sampler. You don't see a full set, or an all that interesting set by ANY of the bands, but you get a feel for what they'd be like later on. So if they come through your town you'll have an idea if they're worth dropping the cash on.

Also, merch is cheaper at Warped Tour, and so are Vans's shoes, and plus you get free stickers and samplers all over the place. It's also a good place to get opened up to new bands and meet members of your favorites. For the last 4 years I've taken the chance to go to Warped, and it's helped open me up to bands like Death By Stereo, Morgan Heritage, and Flogging Molly. Bands that are good, but I'd never given a chance before.

It may get more corportae every year, but for now it's still worth the money for me. Now when the ticket prices are announced for this year, taht's where my supporting of the Warped Tour will most likely end. This year the prices were insane....


Anonymous (September 13, 2003)

"punks not dead it just deserves to die when it becomes another stale cartoon"
fuck warped tour,fuck emo and pop punk. i cant wait for punk to go underground again,where it belongs.

Anonymous (September 13, 2003)

bigwig rocked the main stage in montreal in 2001 harder than any other band.

ElVaquero (September 13, 2003)

fucking awful....

Anonymous (September 13, 2003)

i agree - shitty review. and to think you haven't even seen the whole thing. ozma kicks ass and they did at that show (i was at the vancouver one). I was just bummed that they didn't tape the smaller stage that thursday played on.

porkpie (September 13, 2003)

don't write reviews anymore. i can't believe that i wasted my time reading that shit.

Anonymous (September 13, 2003)

personally warped tour is a rip off a bunch of "big" bands playing to a bunch of high schoolers ONE concert truely sucks. most times the local talent is better than the main stage acts. MH kicked ass BTW

TahoeJeff (September 13, 2003)

"Something Corporate is up first, giving a God awful performance that can only be enjoyed by the mentally retarded."

ha ha..If I had a cooment or quote of the day..this would be it

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

This sucks ass and so does Bald Religion.........

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

Morgan Heritage don't belong on the warped tour?? well who exactly belongs on the warped tour? cuz i thought that good bands and shitty bands from all genres have been on the warped tour since the beginning. MH was one of the better acts that year. douche bag.

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

"just click either title or menu on your remote(cant remember which one)"

keep in mind you're looking for the MENU and I'm sure which button you need to push will become pretty apparent

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

Uhh there is a title menu. It goes right into the show but just click either title or menu on your remote(cant remember which one)and then you get a menu with longer uncut interviews, shopping for supplies for the bbq with wanted dead. A little video for each city and tons more. Before you review it, you should probably watch the whole thing.

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

What a surprise. A crappy DVD reviewed by a crappy reviewer. You're a fucking dipshit pal.

TheOneTrueBill (September 12, 2003)

the punk rock summer camp DVD is better.

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

jesus fuck, proof read this shit!

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

umm.....ozma rocks my tiny little world. I think im in love with star wick..... Im sure this dvd is great. New found glory and good charlotte make it worth the money and most likely steal the stage. Benji Madden is soooooo punk. OMG......And who doesnt want to hear Michael moore's bitch fat mike spread worthless teenage propaganda to a bunch of hosers from the tundra. I love watching this back to back with the drive through dvd. It makes me spurt.

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

Warped has slowly become a maochary of punk rock rather than a punk rock festival. Warped is dead and has been for a couple years. All they have are flavors of the month, weak emo/pop shit, fake hardcore with shitty weak screams, and a few great headlining bands (I.E. Bad Religion). They have marine tents on the tour now for fuckssake....I would figure at a real punk show that tent no its members would leave alive. The pit is suitable for pre-teens and so is most of the music. Plus it is sponsered by big name corporations who try to be "punk rock" (I.E. Vans). They seem to have the same headliners every other year, most of which are great but how many times have I seen Bad Religion? (12 thus far) or Pennywise? (8 thus far). The political aspect of it has been tamed and it just isnt any fun....sheesd...im done venting.

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

For such a good review of the DVD as a whole, you sure seemed to dislike a lot of the bands. And unless they were dressed up for some reason, Ozma doesn't have a "hair metal guitarist" or a "curly-haired Abercrombie guy" in the band.

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