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Warped Tour 2004

Warped Tour 2004: live in St. Petersburglive in St. Petersburg (2004)
Warped Tour

Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: ChasonChason
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I'm actually from North Carolina, but while visiting a friend in Tampa, a group of us went to the Warped Tour stop in Saint Pete, Florida at Vinoy Park. It was great. First band I watched was the Planet Smashers on the Volcom stage, which was fucking incredible. They started with the intro to "Ki.


I'm actually from North Carolina, but while visiting a friend in Tampa, a group of us went to the Warped Tour stop in Saint Pete, Florida at Vinoy Park. It was great. First band I watched was the Planet Smashers on the Volcom stage, which was fucking incredible. They started with the intro to "King of Tuesday Night" but of course smoothly transitioned into "Missionary's Downfall" which is a gnarly party tune. Other songs included (in a somewhat valid order) "Life of the Party", "Fabricated", "J'Aime Ta Femme (I Like Your Girl)", "Too Much Attitude", "Surfing In Tofino", "Super Orgy Porno Party", "Never Gonna Drink Again", and the closer "Skate or Die."

Okay, the closing song is where it gets even better. Now, I like to have fun, a LOT of fun. Sometimes, to have fun (at shows & parties) i like to get a little "bold" or whatever. Basically, before the Smashers went into the last song, I handed my shirt and camera to my friend Justin, went over to behind a piece of equipment where the one bouncer couldn't see me, slipped off my pants and underwear, dashed past the ajar railing onto the stage dancing and singing for a good 30 seconds before the guy jumped up there, grabbed me (not by the dong or anything), and rushed me off to the side (back) of the other (Maurice) stage. Thinking semi-regretfully to myself "this is it, i'm going to jail", I put my pants back on while the head honcho of the whole (mind you) PUBLIC park walked over to talk to me. This guy had me fucking scared. He looked like Fletcher Dragge from Pennywise and was of course really god damn pissed off that someone had shown their dingaling on stage in a public park where there isn't even any CURSING allowed. He says "Hey, what the fuck is the matter with you? You got brain damage or something?" I just kind of responded with mutterings of "I dunno's" and "I guess so's." He also said "There are fucking kids here man! You're going to jail. you know that right???" So I was just like... "I fucked up." However, he told me a few minutes later that my choices were to either go to jail or leave through the back gate, so of course I chose the latter and was escorted by one of the staff members away from Vinoy Park shirtless, hot, and pissed off, yet laughing on the inside. I walked half way to Justin's car contemplating what to do with my time realizing that I still had like 3/4 of a day to piss away and just said "screw it" and bought another ticket and got back in. Great! I was back, and just in time to buy a shirt to clothe myself and catch one of my favorite bands The Vandals.

So, happily at the front of the crowd, I watched as these happy old guys rolled through song after fantastic song and banter after silly banter. The songs included "It's A Fact" in which the band paused before the signature guitar solo from Jesus Fitzgerald to introduce the man himself. They continued with "43210-1", "My Neck, My Back" (to which Dave made the comment that according to his bank account, no one had been buying the new album), "The New You", "And Now We Dance", "My Girlfriend's Dead", "Oi To the World", "I've Got an Ape Drape", and of course the pleasantly extensive ender "Don't Stop Me Now."

Next, I reunited with my buddies and we later watched the Bouncing Souls who, of course, put on an energetic and uplifting show. Their hardly dissapointing set consisted of "That Song", "Say Anything", "Cracked", "Kids And Heroes", "The Something Special", "Sing Along Forever", "Hopeless Romantic" "Argyle", "East Coast Fuck You", "Born Free", and the closer "True Believers." Awesome, never turn down a Bouncing Souls show even if you've never heard of them.

I stayed at the front while Flogging Molly played on the other stage. I'm not a big fan, but honestly, I think they're also a band not to be missed if you've got time to kill and want to see a good show. NOFX came on next and as much as the crowd shouted for it, I'm so glad they didn't play "Linoleum". I love NOFX and I love that song, but honestly, in 30 minutes I would rather hear the songs that one would rarely expect at one of their warped tour shows, which is exactly what I got out of the set. They started the set with a version of "Chopsticks" that only NOFX could do and went into "Perfect Government" followed by (in a close, but not perfect order) "Scavenger Type", "Drugs Are Good", "Franco Un-American", "Murder the Government", some awesome new song about some party shoes, "Hobophopic/Six Pack Girls", "Bottles to the Ground", and "Separation of Church and Skate." And although the fashion of political ideals and its almost cult-like following is wearing thin on my nerves, at least NOFX (in my opinion) knows how to make politics funny which they did with their set closer "Idiot Son of an Asshole." I remember them ending their set in 2002 with that song and it kinda seems like some words have changed or whatever... Still funny.

I left and we went home. It was too crowded and I was too tired to watch Bad Religion... But for the record, I watched them at the stop in Charlotte, NC and they were great.

 

 
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Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

That new nofx song about party shoes sounds like 'quart in session' but maybe im wrong.

"He looked like Fletcher Dragge from Pennywise "

a strung out surfer?

Anyway, having a boring and bad adolescent streaking story does not mean you should write a review, because this isnt a review, you rambled off some songs of some bands you saw and told us your american pie as legitimate cinema story of your nudity.

laugh on the inside all the way to the washed out teen bank.

bowzyjoe (August 22, 2004)

I got my anus out at the anal cunt show!

notfeelingcreative (August 22, 2004)

Ahh, orlando show was better, nofx's set was "Punk in Dublic"!!

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

So you ended up paying 2 tickets a shirt which would be /- 100$ for the worse Warped Tour ever?

Talk about money well spent!

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

does anyone else think this guy made this review just so he could tell everyone how he showed his dick to a couple kids on a side stage?

He actually talked about what? 3bands? 3 bands?

asshat.

homie (August 20, 2004)

Exposing yourself to 14 year old girls at Warped. What a fucking jackass...

Anonymous (August 19, 2004)

bouncing souls...more like hanging hemroids

punxtar (August 18, 2004)

ditto.

this score is for the souls.

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

fuk you bouncing souls rule

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

Bouncing souls are highly overrated. Beleive that.

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

This guy sounds like a goon-oldpunker-

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

does anyone who writes for this site listen to a band who was cool after 1996?

it's all the same shitty "true" punk bands who haven't released a good album in the better part of a decade.

sickboi (August 18, 2004)

If I ever have a kid as lame as you, I'm disowning him.

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

@ NY NOFX covered radio- best part of the show

ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (August 18, 2004)

so wait: you got naked but you didn't watch bad religion? sort your priorities out.

"Wow!!!! Warped went to RUSSIA?! yay!"

haha, i thought that.

princessdanarchy (August 18, 2004)

It was definitely a surprising thing to read. I don't believe him though.

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

i live in California and i didn't go. warped tour rox though. i went to the 1 at Cal State Fullerton.Hell yea! it was great.My sisters friend got a NOFX sweatshirt. it said idiot son of an asshole on the back. te picture was hillarious. NOFX playedidiot son of an asshole on july 2nd 2. i spend time on this website post comments on warped tours i didn't go to. it kicked ass when i went though

theevilmonkey (August 17, 2004)

Could you please describe, in excruciating detail, each one of your friends so I have an explicit background story as to why you were at this concert?

How did your friend obtain these tickets? Were you attacked by a gang of thieves who had stolen Warped Tour tickets and did you win by unleashing your new-found Jujitsu skills?

Because I'd really like to know why you were at that show. Really.

IT'S OUR PLANET... IT'S THEIR WAR.
(hahahaha i love that)

punxtar (August 17, 2004)

good grief...

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

warped tour was booked there but even the bands kept mentioning all day that "we're not technically allowed to curse..." blah blah.

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

i left off some songs. planet smashers also played "mission aborted" and "shithead", which the bassist sang. bouncing souls also played "kid". there you go.

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

Finally...a review from someone who gets it. Praise be to thee!!

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

i think its weird how nofx says they learned 75 songs for warped tour so they could change their set list everyday but they play the same songs for every review i read....isnt that a bit funny..or phony...or something

SethCohen (August 17, 2004)

You are really, really cool

gladimnotemo (August 17, 2004)

"...a public park where there isn't even any CURSING allowed."

How did Warped get booked there, then>?

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

Horrible review...

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

Wow!!!! Warped went to RUSSIA?! yay!

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