Vans Warped Tour – Mountain View CA : June 20 2015

We had a great time at the show yesterday. It was a little difficult getting tot he venue with the traffic…it took us an hour and a half to get less than a mile, and this was after driving for three and a half hours from Redding CA. to Mountain View CA. Once we got parked and in, all was well.

This was our first Warped tour out of the state of Washington and although it was a great show, we all thought that the show at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn WA. is much better arranged and more open to allow the crowds to move from stage to stage easier…it seemed that the stage areas were much more confined here.

The bands were awesome as usual, due to our late arrival due to the traffic, we missed one of the bands I was most wanting to see (Escape the Fate) who came on 11:45. We’ll have to make sure we get there early at the Seattle show. I think by far, my favorite performance of the day was Blessthefall. They sounded awesome and performed a great set of songs including See You On the Outside, Hollow Bodies and the song Up In Flames from their new album To Those Left Behind. Of course Black Veil Brides was great as usual playing a good (but short) mix of songs including Faithless, Heart of Fire, The Legacy, Fallen Angels and closing with In the End. We were also able to see Pierce The Veil, although this was one of the performances where there were just too many people in a very small area. We had a great spot off to the right of the stage before they started playing, but as people started filling in, we had to move pretty far back to avoid getting caught up in a mosh. Toni, Nicki and Ryan went to watch Icon for Hire and Set It Off as I watched Blessthefall, but they were able to come and see the last couple songs of the BVB set with me which was nice.

All in all, it was a real good show…a lot of young people enjoying themselves and watching a ton of young bands with limitless energy. We enjoyed a lot of bands who we have seen before and saw some new bands who we had never heard before. We are looking forward to the show back in the Seattle area in August.

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