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Warped Tour 2004

Warped Tour 2004: live in Randall's Islandlive in Randall's Island (2004)
Warped Tour

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Contributed by: FaintlyFallingAshesFaintlyFallingAshes
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Arriving at Randall's Island at about 9:40 am for my first ever Warped Tour, I thought to myself, "We've got over two hours before the actual thing starts, it can't be that crowded!"...damn was I wrong. Once my friends and I arrived at the venue, the line was ridiculously long. When we got our place.


Arriving at Randall's Island at about 9:40 am for my first ever Warped Tour, I thought to myself, "We've got over two hours before the actual thing starts, it can't be that crowded!"...damn was I wrong. Once my friends and I arrived at the venue, the line was ridiculously long. When we got our place at the back of the line, we knew it was going to be an eternity before we saw the entrance again.

The wait on the line was monotonous. It was however quite amusing to see members of local bands come up and down the line with portable cd players begging people to listen to and buy their new EPs. By the time we finally entered the festival and past the two ticket checkpoints, it was about 12:15.

The venue at Randall's is very infamous for the problems with having large clumps of dirt flying everywhere. This couldn't have been more true today. The amount of dirt floating around on both main stages and the Maurice stage was about as abundant as the presence of 14 year old girls who were there to see New Found Glory and Yellowcard. You breathed it, you got it in your face, your hair, your eyes, your nose, your clothes, basically if you wanted to get close enough to actually see the faces of the band members, you got spoon-fed filth. Really gross, but I guess in NYC Randall's is the only place that will accommodate this type of event, so you gotta deal with it.

The attendance at the festival had to be well over 10,000. If you got separated from your friends, you're never going to find them again. To make matters worse, the merch/refreshment booths were in a completely unorganized maze, making things even more difficult. For example, at one point you maybe standing at the Vagrant records booth, and the booth to your right is Don't Look Down while the booth to your left is Tiger Army. This wasn't even attempted to be set up in a remotely organized fashion. It was pretty much walk around forever until you find your desired booth. Nice job Randall's.

So anyway, enough of this bullshit and on to the bands. (note: I didn't really hit any other stages besides the two main ones and the Maurice. Sorry to people looking for info on bands who were on other stages)

The first band of the day was Lars and the Bastards. By the time we got in we missed practically their entire set, so it really just wasn't worth it to stick around. Billy Talent was on next, and since we didn't know any other song by them besides the extremely annoying "Try Honesty", we decided to walk around for a bit and kill some time. The first band we arrived to watch was Sugarcult. I admit that I occasionally enjoy some of their shtick, but today it just didn't do it for me. When the band first took the stage and played the opening riff of "Stuck In America", their lead singer belts out "WHATS UP MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!????" Now, if you're going to yap out that, you can't go into a by the numbers pop-punk song after it, because that's just stupid. Seeing them do that was unintentionally hilarious. The band's set was unsurprising and unconvincing. They played all their really big songs, including "She's The Blade", "Memory", "Daddy's Little Defect", "Saying Goodbye", "Pretty Girl" and closing with "Bouncing Off The Walls".

After Sugarcult, we traveled about 10 feet to the other main stage to see Anti-Flag. Pits were abundant, but controlled for the most part. The band played an energetic and aggressive set, not slowing down their speed for anyone. Justin and Chris's voices sounded tight and focused, as did the instrumentation. While taking an interlude or two to denounce the government and Bush (who didn't see this coming) and trying to form unity between the crowd, the band tore through a powerful set with songs including "Fuck Police Brutality", "Rank-N-File", "Underground Network", "Death Of A Nation", "Turncoat" and closing with "Die For Your Government". During DFYG, Tim from Rise Against came onto the stage and helped with vocals. Awesome.

From here, I decided to stay at the area with the main stages to wait for Tiger Army to come on while my friends all left me to go see Motion City Soundtrack. During the wait, I watched The (International) Noise Conspiracy's set from a distance. They put on a really good show, songs including "Black Mask", "Up For Sale", "Like A Landslide" and "Capitalism Stole My Virginity". Their style of post-punk is second to none, and even though their audience wasn't that big, everyone who stayed around to watch them were greatly rewarded.

Tiger Army was next, and they were so amazing that I don't know where to begin. The new drummer sounds great, its as if he's been playing with them as long as Fred was. The band's sound, drawing influences from psychobilly and hardcore punk is completely engaging. If you don't know them, now's the time to get out there and give them a listen. Their set was flawless, songs including "Ghost Tigers Rise", "Nocturnal", "Cupid's Victim", "Ghostfire", "Power Of Moonlite", "Rose Of The Devil's Garden", "Fuck The World" and "Never Die". Everyone who watched them was completely engrossed, they had to have been one of the best acts of the day.

When they ended, I had to race to get to the Maurice Stage to see Rise Against. This was tough, it was either them or Flogging Molly but I think I made the right choice. Since the damn venue was so confusing though, I got to the stage late and missed the opening song, which I later found out was "Dead Ringer". By the time I got there, the band was about halfway into their second song, which was "Voices Off Camera". The band was bursting with energy and even though the crowd was dying from the plethora of dirt covering them, the response was great. Tim's voice sounded just as good as it does on record. The set was practically all stuff from Revolutions Per Minute, including "Broken English", "Blood Red White And Blue", "Heaven Knows" and closer "Black Masks And Gasoline". They played two off the new cd, which were "State Of The Union" and "Give It All". I was a bit disappointed that we didn't get some of the really good new songs like "Life Less Frightening" and "Tip The Scales", but the band did what they could with the half hour they were allotted. They didn't play any songs off Unraveling either, which is a shame because it would have been awesome to hear "100 Good Intentions" or "Everchanging".

Back at the mainstages, New Found Glory started their set, which I decided to skip out on. Instead I went to get a place on line for the Tiger Army signing at 4. After shaking hands and meeting Nick 13 and the boys, I headed back to the main stages to meet my friends who were watching Coheed. By the time I got back there, Coheed finished their set and Taking Back Sunday started theirs on the other. We used this time to push ahead to the front of the other main stage to get good spots for the Vandals, who were after TBS.

You can call the Vandals washed up, you can say they should just call it quits, but you can't deny that they put on one hell of a fun live show. The band's stage presence was great and so was the crowd. They opened up their blistering set with Quickening classic "It's A Fact" and from that they ripped into "4,3,2,1,0,-1". While taking some of their antics were really funny (after noticing some people leaving their set, the lead singer yelled at them "hey! just because we don't have songs on the radio doesn't mean we don't have songs!), some were a bit overboard (seeing the guitar player put that little guitar down his pants was ridiculously gross), however, when it came down to it, we had an absolute blast watching them. They played a very nice mix of new and old material including "The New You", "I've Got An Ape Drape", "My Girlfriend's Dead", "Oi To The World", "And Now We Dance", "My Neck My Back" and closing with Queen cover "Don't Stop Me Now".

Once the Vandals finished, I caught a bit of the Bouncing Souls's set, but since my throat was so dry I could barely breathe, I had to take a break and get something to drink. The Souls sounded really good from what I was able to hear though, they played "Sing Along Forever", "Cracked", "Kid" and "True Believers" from when I was there.

Eight dollars later, I have a 20 ounce Pepsi and a hot dog. After eating my overpriced dinner, my friends and I headed back to the mainstages to catch Thursday's set. The band seemed very out of it, One of their guitar players was MIA and lead singer Geoff's voice was off and he forgot a lot of words. It isn't their fault though, not only have they been playing non-stop for practically two months, but playing in such a dirty, germ infested venue would make things harder for any band. They still pulled off a solid set, tearing through "For The Workforce, Drowning", "Paris In Flames", "Understanding In A Car Crash", "Signals Over The Air", "Jet Black New Year" (which included a cameo from the From Autumn To Ashes lead singer on the screams) and closing with "Division St". Props go to them also for saying that they supported file-sharing of their music, thats awesome.

Thursday was done and Story Of The Year began playing on the other mainstage. Not really giving a shit about SOTY, my friends and I poured into the front of the mainstage Thursday just finished up on to await Bad Religion's set. We were practically front row center, the closest we had been to any band all day. Even though we all knew were gonna die, it would all be worth it to see Greg and the boys. When BR came on, the crowd went absolutely fucking nuts. The band was amazing, even in their mid 40s they were probably one of the most energetic bands to play all day, they tore through a great set full of old and new songs including the opener "Sinister Rouge", "No Control", "Epiphany", "Generator", "American Jesus", "God's Love", "Infected", "Can't Stop It", and closing with "Sorrow". The only problem with their set was that they didn't get enough time to hit up other classics such as "21st Century Digital Boy" or "I Wanna Conquer The World" but it was all worthwhile to see them play. The crowd was insane, pits were everywhere and we were completely thrashed. I got kicked in the head by a crowd surfer and then a really fat one fell on me. It fucking sucked. Fat people crowd surfing = don't please. No offense to anyone because I'm not Mr. skinny myself, but please be considerate!

After the Bad Religion set, not only was I black and blue all over, I was also completely trapped by a sea of people waiting for Yellowcard. Still being practically front row center, I couldn't get out, no one would move, and because of this I had to miss NOFX. Dammit. I heard "Franco Un-American" and "Bob" from the distance though, but i was more focused on trying to protect myself from flying water and Pepsi bottles which people were throwing up in the air for the hell of it. Some were empty but most were filled up. The worst of it however was the fact that people started filling them up with the dirt on the ground and they were heaving those up into the air! Talk about serious fucking injury. After meeting some pretty cool people and just trying to protect ourselves, Yellowcard took the stage and the crowd went completely nuts.

As the band started, the lead singer started singing NOFX's "Idiot Son Of An Asshole" song and from that, they bizarrely started playing the opening riffs of Foo Fighters's "My Hero". They stopped about 30 seconds in however and they went right into the fast paced "Life Of A Salesmen". Now, I thought I was in a crazy crowd during Bad Religion, being in the Yellowcard crowd was like being in a fucking Locust crowd! It was complete fucking insanity and I couldn't believe it. I don't think I stood up straight for any time during it, I was mostly trying to keep my balance and avoid getting crushed by crowd surfers. At one point during the set I had to help lift an unconscious girl into the bouncer pit. The band was alright I suppose. They only played one old song, "October Nights", while the rest was all Ocean Avenue material including "Believe", "Way Away", "Only One", "Breathing" and closer "Ocean Avenue". Nothing off the Underdog EP was played and that was really disappointing. They also mimicked most of the bands during the day by denouncing Bush and the government. By the time they ended though I could barely breathe.

So in all, aside from the sunburns, the dirt, wounds and sweat all over my body, it was a lot of fun and I saw a lot of really amazing bands. Next year though, i'll have to remember for next year to bring one of those filtering masks I saw a lot of people with. Tiger Army had the best set of the day.

 


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Anonymous (January 21, 2005)

U guys forget what punk is about ... unity ... not arguing over who likes who and whos crowds are wilder.

Anonymous (August 19, 2004)

mike watt's new album's coming soon!

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

me again the kid from cali who is a little stange. the Azul SUX!!!!!!!!!

"I want to be punk rock"

go screw urself freak

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

Hi. I'm Mr. Penis. I'm a big freakin Penis. Wax ur freakin nuts. The sound of the rip of the hair from the balls is a new "sound". a new....."genre".......We will call it "BrazilianBalls". A huge store filled with "BrazilianBalls" clothing and band items will be sold there, and myabe the name of the store will be "Flaming Nuts". Kids will then start wearing the new "BrazilianBalls" style, maybe Dildos on their head, to flastic nuts around their neck, i dont know, we have to see what becomes popular. But then bands like SImple Plan, Good SImple Charlotte, Avril, MxPx, will start claiming the "BrazilianBalls" style of music, and then "BrazilianBalls" will then die, and then its body will be infested by poser bands who have a cult following. The END.

Sincerely,
Mr. Penis

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

huh....you hold up a good story Blue boy.....yeah, but tell me this.....If you were so rich to go to all these fancy schools, how come you didn't get your dick circumcised?

And whats with being so open about things that should only be discussed when your drunk?

Damn straight American girls are prettier.....thats cuz there all sluts and there all rich daddy's girls and can AFFORD to be so damn hot, plus they have the time to do it cuz they dont have to get a job of picking fucking coco beans or get married to a perverted gent as yourself.

Straight up.

istapledmyfoot (August 17, 2004)

man this poor girl who wrote the review got fucking ripped to shreds.. we're not all fucking cool hipster douche bags! and it's not even like she was swooning over good charlotte or anything, fuck.

oh and i didn't go to this warped... so the score is for hamburgers?

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

haha - Azul's been to Lake Titicaca - you are the man Azul - we should hook up to go to concerts and you can teach me your ways of impressing the ladies.

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

My family is very wealthy, I have gone to the best schools in Peru and have learned english from good teachers. My mama named me Azul because of her love for Lake Titicaca. I want you all to now I got my peepee touched last night by a american girl who was drunk at a party at my friend house. I am getting closer to being cool american who is going to do it. Peru girls are not as pretty as american girls and peru girls don't liked to do it. I want to be punk rock

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

Haha Azul....who fucking names their kid "Blue"? I'll tell you who, NO ONE! Your just some 15 year old virgin with a uncircumcised penis and no life. If you were from Peru, you wouldnt be speaking pretty damn well now wouldnt you?!

....eh it was pretty funny though...

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

me again the kid from cali who is a little stange. azul keep ur damn pants on u little perve. lets all go get shirts at a tent called hot topic. the new found glory is hot. i love the CHad. the azul is a freak.

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

me again the kid from cali who is a little stange. yes azul i like the Yellowcard the new found glory and the dick clake. havin sex isn't gonna make you a cool american kid. ur just still gonna be some creep like fez on that 70' show. go back to the paru

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

me again the kid from cali who is a little strange. they made fun of rick james on the simpsons. oh no it's happening then dick clake oops clark. actually i like clake/ dick clake melts

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

me again the kid from cali who is a little strange. rick james was a super freak super freak he's super freakin yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyoooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! what damn freak

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

I didn't go. i live in california but i did go to the one at cal state fullerton. hope yuo guys had fun. hell i dont even know where randalls island is. did you guys here about that giant balloon at one of the shows? we had a kid get hit by a giant koosh ball out here. yea he died from a ball of rubber bands. top that! i'm an idiot and i don't need u 2 tell me that in ur reveiws. WARPED TOUR rox! HEll YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

Long live azul.

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

Hi my name is Azul and I'm from Peru - I just came to America last year - my new American family took me to the warp tour for the very first time. I am loving bands like the yellowcard and the New Found Glory Hole and had good time at concert. They bought me a shirt from a tent called hot topic and a studded metal belt - just like Rob Halford wears. I got to see many good bands and I even tried to get into pants of pretty American girls - but they all laughed and called me a "fucking beaner" - I am 15 year old virgin, but want to have sex with many girls to be cool american boy - my friend showed me his penis once and told me to show him mine - I laughed and told him he was funny. I love this warp tour and can't wait to see it next year - maybe I will find american girl to stroke my uncircumcised penis.

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

as long as the sponsers keep making money - warp will always exist until everyone get's fed up with it and boycotts - but that will never happen - so get used to it - you can either see your favorite bands there or hope that one day they might tour and play a small club - but that doesn't happen to often

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

i went to the show in montreal. it was awful. not only did the weather suck ass, and the loser kids were throwing mud, but warped tour isn't even about music anymore. The last time I went was a few years ago. This year i couldn't believe the amount of merch booths, not only bands but every label, and anything considered the least bit punk had a booth. it's not a concert, it's a flea market with some bands playing here and there. No shit- it was 4.45 and tiger army was half way through there set and i missed it all because i couldn't find the stage because of the amount of booths. it was like a maze. I just want warped tour to back to being first and foremost about music and not cashing in. if it's going to be this way i hope it ceases to exist.

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

Score is for The Mighty Anus Punchers - they put on a great show even though only like 5 people watched them - they just signed to Victory, so many next year the label will buy their way to a bigger stage Mighty Anus Punchers Rule !

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

"Cocaine is a hell of a drug!"

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

I like how you made excuses for Thursday.

And the long line what are you nuts? Just cut the line or hop the barrier

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

I was at the show- the dirt wasn't that bad, relax.

Agree with the overpriced dinner.

TBS, who I hate, actually impressed me a bit.

Bouncing souls were dissapointing- But NOFX covered Radio and it was awesome

mikeinflames (August 16, 2004)

i can't fucking stand everyone walking around saying "I'm Rich James Bitch"
I just want to punch them in the face and yell at them that they are not Dave Chapelle

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

I think I was getting my asshole rimmed by my lover while I jerked off to the news. I also think I shot my load right when I heard them announce his death - RIP Rick James

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

am i the only happy one that rick james is finally dead?....when i first found out i baked a cake i was so happy..post what you did when you found out

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

I don't know which is more annoying, Warped tour reviews or Jones the bones posts.

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

i'm glad you put fall out boy in there, makes you seem at least a little open minded. also ironic that someone said "so does the rest of the high schoolers". and next time someone says nu-emo i will slit their throat, that is the worst term i've ever heard. don't tell this kid he writes shitty reviews because it's the only warped tour review i've seen all summer on this site.

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

check out Grimple, too.

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

Crimpshrine albums on Lookout Records are "Duct Tape Soup" & "Sound Of A New World Being Born". I also forgot to mention great bands like The Doughboys, Chemical People, Zoinks!!, Gameface, Pinhead Gunpowder, The Pavers, Satanic Surfers, Ryan's Hope, Limp, Fall Out Boy, Big In Japan, The Effection, None More Black, 88 Fingers Louie, Trigger Happy, and Donuts 'N Glory..... and I could go on forever. Add These bands to the soundtrack of your life!!

some1 (August 15, 2004)

...Crimpenshire?

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

After reading the days review and spending some serious time looking through the dictionary, u pretty much covered it. Im not gonna sit here and say that you did well but you tried, and i respect you for that.

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

"Anyone posting here, go to the first warped tour? I saw No Doubt, Quicksand, Gas Huffer, Good Riddance, No Use For A Name, and Wizo. Well, A bunch of bands no one cared about. Plus, nobody cared about all the punk politics you kids play. You should worship the music not the musician!! Fashion is for people who need it!! If you can't remember punk before 1991, before Warped tour there wasn't a forum for music like that. You kids take it for granted!! Not all bands can be for only you!! Nobody cares about your claim to fame, or the names you are dropping. All the Emo/ Punk terms sux. Go listen up to these bands of the 80's early 90's: Dag Nasty/ Gorilla Buscuits/ The Gits/ Fugazi/ Big Drill Car/NOFX/ Bad Religion/ Descendents/ALL/ Treepeople/ Op Ivy/ Green Day/ Screeching Weasel/ Crimshine/ Coffin Break etc... if ya want the origins of today's music!!"

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I like this person. Their post made alot of sense and is very truthful. Plus this person listenes to Dag Nasty and the great GB. Not to mention ALL. Though I think you mean Crimpenshire, not Crimshine. I think...

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

anti flag interview http://www.peta2.com/ot/o-antiflag.html

punkcorekid (August 15, 2004)

Anybody else go to Warped in ATL? The Underoath set got shut down, and they ended up shutting the stage down for the rest of the day. We rocked it hard...there were 2 pits in the formation of an 8, it was awesome. Avenged Sevenfold.....fucking amazing, that's all I can say. And yeah, Tiger Army ruled in ATL as well.

kenjamin (August 15, 2004)

Thanks Grandpa! Seriously though, i'd be lost without the internet and message boards. Where would i pick up this lingo and what bands would i be listening to. Shudders

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

"Same major label bands reviewed in every review... Boring.

-BSD"

Then why are you commenting on the review? Go drink some bleach or something..

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

Anyone posting here, go to the first warped tour? I saw No Doubt, Quicksand, Gas Huffer, Good Riddance, No Use For A Name, and Wizo. Well, A bunch of bands no one cared about. Plus, nobody cared about all the punk politics you kids play. You should worship the music not the musician!! Fashion is for people who need it!! If you can't remember punk before 1991, before Warped tour there wasn't a forum for music like that. You kids take it for granted!! Not all bands can be for only you!! Nobody cares about your claim to fame, or the names you are dropping. All the Emo/ Punk terms sux. Go listen up to these bands of the 80's early 90's: Dag Nasty/ Gorilla Buscuits/ The Gits/ Fugazi/ Big Drill Car/NOFX/ Bad Religion/ Descendents/ALL/ Treepeople/ Op Ivy/ Green Day/ Screeching Weasel/ Crimshine/ Coffin Break etc... if ya want the origins of today's music!!

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

I'm hoping this break Thursday are taking is a long, long break. Preferably one where that guy never, ever sings again.

FaintlyFallingAshes (August 15, 2004)

thank you clevername, finally an intellegent person who knows how to give basic criticism. I only know about three Bled songs, which are "Red Wedding", "Sound Of Sulfur" and "Porcelain Hearts". I wasn't really impressed when I heard it, but I'll be sure to check them out again. Thank you for the comment, I really appreciate it, but this is my review and i'm gonna take the flames for it.

Also, the people who said dust wasn't a problem weren't at the Maurice or left main stage.

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

I had no problem with the dust. Then again, I wasn't retarded and put some thought into where I saw the bands from. For example, if you were at the left main stage, and the wind was blowing toward the right, then you are best suited to stand on the left side. Standing on the side to avoid the dust being blown by the wind doesn't decrease your visibility of the band, as you can get just as close and there is no dust to get in the way.

Then again, this was my 4th time going to Warped there, I know what I'm doing.

clevername (August 15, 2004)

Hey, I was at this show, and I think you did a pretty good job.
I don't like all the bands you saw, but then again I guess I fit into the crowd that apparently "wears girls pants". I saw a lot of the hardcore bands of the day. Well, not really but none the less, at the jersey date the next day I did.
-The bled are amazing(to the reviewer... they are FAR from standard hardcore/metalcore, i liked most of your review, however, you just said something that just isn't true. This is one band that perhaps you should educate yourself on, sorry not flaming just saying)
- Letter Kills(I'm gonna get KILLLED for saying this) were one of the most fun bands that I saw on the day. They didn't put up with bullshit from people who weren't there to have a good time, and that made them all that much better.
- (shameless plug for my friend) When everyone got in they should have gone to the Ernie Ball stage to see ASC. I liked them a lot.
- MCS were pretty good, but nothing special.
- I think the mainstages were both having sound problems all day.I knew about Thursdays, but I couldn't really hear TBS during their set(They sounded really good at raceway though).
- Trophy Scars are one of the best bands no one is listening to.. plus when you have a bassist with a huge fro and handlebar mustache.. you know its awesome.
- I missed A7X both days and was sad, but the realized.. I've seen those boys many a times.. plus I forgot all my makeup.
- Underoath was worth watching JUST for the keyboardist who is the most entertaining person I have ever seen live.
- to whoever said the dust wasn't that bad.. hell yeah it was.. my friend and I were dying and needed water every like 10 minutes.

That's really all I have to say. Now I get to get flamed so lay off the reviewer.

FaintlyFallingAshes (August 15, 2004)

"Ha now he's trying to play it cool and name some bands everyone will think he's cool for digging. So you enjoy Yellowcard, Thursday and Sugarcult - so does the rest of the high schoolers in Long Island. Don't sweat it.

As for the side stage thing, very wrong. The best bands of the day were on side stages. The Briggs, Avenged Sevenfold, The Code, Atmosphere, River City Rebels, The Pietasters, A.S.O.B., Underoath, Jersey, The Bled, etc, etc. Not that I expect you to know any of those bands of course. They don't have shaggy hair and wear women's pants.

Write up another review for next year's Warped Tour. Maybe by then you'll be have reached the level of a 7th graders thought process.

Ass"

I know all your wonderful bands there. I've actually seen ASOB 3 times. I like Jersey, Briggs, River City Rebels and The Code and I have a cd by each of them (3 RCR cds actually). This was my first time at warped tho and I never got a chance to see some really important main acts, so I opted to stay by the main stages. Next year maybe I'll hit up some of the smaller stages. Atmosphere is good but I didn't go to warped to see a rapper. Underoath are awesome, but they were on during Bad Religion. You make the choice. Bled are decent at best, very standard hardcore/metalcore. Even though they have a great guitar player, I don't really like A7X that much either so i'm not unhappy that I missed them. I admit I don't really know Pietasters, so go ahead and flame me all you fucking want.

I admit that I enjoyed the 3 pop/punk nu-emo bands that I saw. However, I saw a lot more hardcore punk acts in comparison. You're really fucking stupid. I went much more in depth in my reviews of Tiger Army, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion and Vandals then I did of the others.

I love the fact that you have nothing better to do with your life then to come online and make yourself look high and mighty by being an asshole. I guess its hard being 38 years old and not having a job.

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

Bands Missed: RIver City Rebels
Bouncing Souls
Big D and the Kids Table
Avenged Sevenfold
From Autumn to Ashes.

The show in Indy kicked ass.

Score: 1 subtracted from all the awesome bands missed.

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

"I went purely to go see Tiger Army, Bad Religion, Rise Against and Vandals. "

Ha now he's trying to play it cool and name some bands everyone will think he's cool for digging. So you enjoy Yellowcard, Thursday and Sugarcult - so does the rest of the high schoolers in Long Island. Don't sweat it.

As for the side stage thing, very wrong. The best bands of the day were on side stages. The Briggs, Avenged Sevenfold, The Code, Atmosphere, River City Rebels, The Pietasters, A.S.O.B., Underoath, Jersey, The Bled, etc, etc. Not that I expect you to know any of those bands of course. They don't have shaggy hair and wear women's pants.

Write up another review for next year's Warped Tour. Maybe by then you'll be have reached the level of a 7th graders thought process.

Ass

FaintlyFallingAshes (August 15, 2004)

"Please, just be honest, you did rock out like a bitch when Yellowcard played???Right?"

Actually I didn't. I admit I like band in a guilty pleasure sort of way, but I probably would have left If I wasn't completely surrounded that I couldn't get out. They were far from my main priority. I'm not really a fan of the nu-emo scene. At times I can have fun listening to stuff like Thursday and Yellowcard, but compared to others who were playing I could have really cared less. I went purely to go see Tiger Army, Bad Religion, Rise Against and Vandals.

I also admit this review wasn't very good and It makes me sound like i'm 11. I don't have a problem accepting criticism, just don't be an asshole. I probably should have expected this though, so its my own fault.

bemused (August 14, 2004)

Good(ish) review, but the guy who made the comment about the fact the same bands are constatntly reviewed is dead on. We have already heard how great Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Rise Against and Anti-Flag are. And we have already heard how everyone chose to skip Taking Back Sunday, Coheed and Cambria and Thursday, because this will get you scene points.

Please, just be honest, you did rock out like a bitch when Yellowcard played???Right?

-chris-

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

p.p.s. the vandals were terrible

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

p.s. it WASNT that dirty, the layout isn't hard at all, you must be like, twelve.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

i was there with friends and we seperated ourselves plenty of times, and came across one another by chance anyway. you're a fag.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

You konw what sucks?

This reivew. BOOOO-ring

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

"Please tell me why it's cooler to go the the smaller stages....when those bands just sounds exactly like the ones on the main stage?"

Because you would miss duane peters, douche.

smashed_into_pieces (August 14, 2004)

Rise against played a solid set and NOFX was a huge disappointment. Ease off the reviewer tho eh?. While awkward at points at least it was detailed and in-depth.

smashed_into_pieces (August 14, 2004)

Rise against played a solid set and NOFX was a huge disappointment. Ease off the reviewer tho eh?. While awkward at points at least it was detailed and in-depth.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

"Some dude touched my package during Coheed and Cambria - I had a few drinks in me so I made out with the dude and soon enough his tongue ended up in my mouth. By the end of the set he had finished giving me a handjob and ran off never to hear from him again. *sigh*"

hahahaha. awesome.

FaintlyFallingAshes (August 14, 2004)

ah alright, thanks for clearing that up bd, i thought it was the venue that set everything up. sorry about that.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

also, the tents for merch and food are set up that way according to who wakes up early enough to get a good spot. there is no predetermined order to where the tents go. although, the AP, Vans, volcom and epitaph tents were usually located near the volcom/maurice stages and the mainstage bands tents were usually grouped together. the objective being to keep your tent as close to the stage the band was playing as possible. it has nothing to do with the venue at all. randall's island is actually one of the few venues on the tour with actual space to accomodate that many booths. compared to some of the other stops on warped it seemed pretty spread out and comfortable.

-bd

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

"oh and there defintely werent 10,000 people there"

actually, to whoever wrote that. there was over 20,000 people there. and the Jersey show set the record for the most people this year at 27,000. 10,000 would be considered rather small for a warped tour show these days. these are facts. i was just on the tour.

-bd

FaintlyFallingAshes (August 14, 2004)

"I didn't know they let 10 year olds into the Warped Tour. Nice review jackass.

Yellowcard was just as crazy as The Locust, I'm sure. Maybe if you actually watched a band that didn't play the main stage you could've caught some decent music and possibly know what the hell you're talking about.

Stop writing reviews and go catch up on your summer reading."

If you don't like my review, write your own damn review. I'm 18, I'm young and I know the review isn't very good but I at least wanted to take a shot at it. I didn't think it was going to get put up.

And I don't care what you think, Yellowcard's pit was fucking nuts, even moreso then Anti-Flag's or Bad Religion's.

Are you such a loser in real life that you have to come onto the internet to make yourself look cool? That's really sad.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

Please tell me why it's cooler to go the the smaller stages....when those bands just sounds exactly like the ones on the main stage?

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

I really fail to see how liking bands on the main stages is something to be embarrassed about.. how insecure would you have to be?

OH NO! THE BAND I LIKE IS LIKED BY MANY!

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

I didn't know they let 10 year olds into the Warped Tour. Nice review jackass.

Yellowcard was just as crazy as The Locust, I'm sure. Maybe if you actually watched a band that didn't play the main stage you could've caught some decent music and possibly know what the hell you're talking about.

Stop writing reviews and go catch up on your summer reading.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

Some dude touched my package during Coheed and Cambria - I had a few drinks in me so I made out with the dude and soon enough his tongue ended up in my mouth. By the end of the set he had finished giving me a handjob and ran off never to hear from him again. *sigh*

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

Oh, and yes. The crap-band crowds are always the worst.

Because only stupid little douches like those bands.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

I was there. Bad garbage fights during waiting on the line and nofx.

During nofx was quite amusing in an ironic sense that i thought

"Hmmm look at all these un-educated political assholes throwing garbage around, and the backdrop image behind them is a huge power plant with pollutuion coming out of a smoke stack, If i had a picture of this I'd post it all over the internet to make a mockery of the so called politicaly-aware punk community by showing the similarities between the protesters and what they protest against"

Although to be fair i'm sure not all NOFX fans care about the enviroment, it was just quite a hypocritical moment.

Anyways, despite that.

I saw some kid getting carried out unconcious from yellowcard.
Again, wtf?

I saw way too crazy pits during "Division Street" which is a pretty mellow song.
Again, wtf?

I was also handing out flyers for some protest (i was just helping my friend pass them out) and I was asked. "So you hate the troups?" and I said "No, i do not dislike entire groups of people" and i guess he didn't get it so he kept asking me. Hmmm.

Thursdays set was horrible with the exception of jet black new year and for the workforce drowning. Not that they were bad songs, but damn them. "We are going to play some old songs" and "This song is about where we are from" .... and then you dont play anything from Waiting? You don't play the song with the name of the city your from in it? gah. Damn you for increasing my excitement but then to crappily go into Division Street. Give me some Steps Ascend please.

/end rant.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

this score is for not seeing the phenomenauts. shame on you.

viceroymonarch (August 13, 2004)

Oh I forgot to mention, while perusing the sidestages, I saw a pair of pretty good bands called Sarcasm and All Rights Reserved. They were both sort of emo but good.

viceroymonarch (August 13, 2004)

I was at this date. Didn't see that many bands. The lineup was sort of weak. Anti-Flag was awesome. Motion City Soundtrack sounded tired. Rise Against was alright. Coheed sounded good I guess, but they're too sci-fi for me. Taking Back Sunday was awesome. Thursday was eh. I skipped town at 6:30 cuz I wanted to beat the rush, and because I didn't feel like waiting around for 90 mins just to see Brazil. I sort of wish I'd stayed some extra time to see Bad Religion though, knowing now what setlist they played.

Overall this year couldn't touch last year's lineup (which featured four-star performances by Brand New, STUN, Rancid, and Glassjaw) or even 2002, but was better than 1999 and 2001.

TrailerParkJesus (August 13, 2004)

Trophy Scars was pretty good, but woulda been better had I known their material more. The couple sugarcult songs I saw were... Sugarcult, I guess. MCS ripped as usual, and had a huge fucking crowd. Rise Against was probably the best set of the day. Letter Kills was very eh. Coheed was annoying as usual. TBS was as expected (thats a bad thing). Audio Karate was fucking awesome. I thought Thursday was awesome, even though a lot of people didn't like them. It wasn't their fault they didn't have stage right guitar, there was some technical difficulty. Avenged Sevenfold played their songs flawlessly, except the singer was is a little off, live. Bad Religion was awesome, even though I spent most of the set looking for my friends. NoFX was just really chill and they played a fun and relaxing set. The 2 Brazil songs I heard were a little annoying live, but still pretty good. And that was my $120 day. I did end up with 5 cds and a t-shirt at the end of the day though. And i had a lot of food/drinks.

stevejonestherealbones (August 13, 2004)

you made the wrong choice

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

inagreendase (August 13, 2004)

-Trophy Scars were pretty good, and their bassist is hilarious.

-Way more people should've been into T(I)NC...I guess maybe some are a bit sensitive about the communism thing.

-MCS was pretty good too but probably the worst I've seen them. Justin couldn't sing for shit that day.

-Rise Against was great except for not playing ANY Unraveling material. That was total bullshit.

-Letter Kills was kinda cheesy but I enjoyed the majority of their set I caught.

-Coheed was sloppy in places but I enjoyed them. Plus, Dr. Know coming out to play on the last song was totally unexpected.

-Audio Karate is rather relaxed for their style, but it worked pretty well.

-The Bled killed.

-Boys Night Out played half of some fucked up cover where no one knew what was going on. Great otherwise.

-Underoath was great for their last two songs I caught ("Reinventing Your Exit" and "When the Sun Sleeps").

-Bad Religion's set list was weird but they played great.

-NoFx actually played a lot of their less toothy material, and it made for a really chill set. Different but good.

sethcohen (August 13, 2004)

I was at this. the line was easy to cut in, its lame to do, but it looked to be a mile long. motion city soundtrack and piebald were the best two bands there. thursday put on a pretty good show despite the fact one side of the stage's speakers didn't work. it was hard for them to top their performance in columbia last week though

FaintlyFallingAshes (August 13, 2004)

this was my first stab at a review, its not that good i admit it, i just wanted to take a shot at it and see what happened.

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

This score is the age of the reviewer.

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

how could you possibly miss the bouncing souls and flogging molly???????? i mean rise against is good, but still, what is wrong with you?

oh and there defintely werent 10,000 people there, and its warped tour, do u expect the booths to be set up perfectly.....maybe u should've gone to a couple of warped tours before u did a review. but otherwise good try

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

uhh i don't get why more people don't cut the line. i was in line for maybe twenty minutes. buncha goddamn squares and nobodies got in my way, hadda do what i hadda do.

-sk8punx4evr

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

Thursday is taking a break/not making music for a while??

Fuck an a, thats the best news I've heard in a while.

Score is for that news.

FaintlyFallingAshes (August 13, 2004)

"--somehow i seriously doubt a yellowcard crowd is anything similar to seeing the Locust. my guess is you are possibly brain dead? your mom did a lot of coke when she had you? things just aren't adding up, chief."

dude you don't have to be an asshole, and you also weren't there so you don't know anything about it. I was just making a comparision to how i thought it was ridiculous that yellowcard had such a crazy pit when compared to other bands of the day.

mykindofmurder (August 13, 2004)

TINC must have been awesome.

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

Thursday isn't breaking up. They're just taking a long break.

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

"Now, I thought I was in a crazy crowd during Bad Religion, being in the Yellowcard crowd was like being in a fucking Locust crowd!"

--somehow i seriously doubt a yellowcard crowd is anything similar to seeing the Locust. my guess is you are possibly brain dead? your mom did a lot of coke when she had you? things just aren't adding up, chief.

colin (August 13, 2004)

especially since thursday is breaking up, eh scotty?

i'm pissed i didn't see them at the last club show i had teh opportunity to. they'll be missed.

and fuck yellowcard.

TheOnetrueBill (August 13, 2004)

I liked my review better

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

Same major label bands reviewed in every review... Boring.

-BSD

maverick (August 13, 2004)

When I saw Thursday at Curiosa, they didn't play "Jet Black New Year." If they don't play it this Sunday at Strhessfest, they'll have hell to pay.

-Scott

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