Last week on a cool 97 degree day, HMXHenry and I crawled out of the Community Pit to venture to the far off corners of Massachusetts. On our way out we stole HMXColby from his desk and recruited HMXHenry’s brother, Ben as our driver/cameraman/Sherpa for the day. Our destination? The Warped Tour. Our purpose? Interview as many bands and fans as we could, take some sick pictures (or die trying), and ultimately find the meaning of life. We spent a good chunk of our day in the press tent getting to know our favorite Rock Band artists and even snagged a few precious moments with some artists that we know are near and dear to our friends on the forums ::cough::Andrew WK::cough cough::
We spread the word about RBN and got some really cool bands psyched about the project. We also got to pass along some of the questions that you all sent us via PM, the forums, and Twitter, of some of our favorite artists. We also learned about the importance of baby wipes on tour and had our faces near melted by Polar Bear Club and Alkaline Trio.
We’ll have tons of content coming your way via the podcast, video pieces on The ‘Zine, and much more in the coming weeks so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, here’s a photo roundup of our adventures. For more be sure to head on over to our Flickr page.
Dan Gonyea at Future-Breed.com was also kind enough to lend us some of his amazing performance shots from the day. You can check him and his projects out over at www.future-breed.com. Check the captions of each photo for more info.
HMXColby has had a loooong day
Matt Skiba kicks off the Alkaline Trio set
Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio
Rock Band alums The All-American Rejects give the crowd hell
Whitechapel kicks our faces
Sum 41 does not fight a baby octopus a la LEGO Rock Band
Bouncing Souls riling up the crowd
Andrew WK gave us all invaluable life advice
The crowd behind the photo pit
A very Warped proposal
HMXHenry getting a shot