Vans Warped Charlotte Tour Diary

10:00 AM GATES OPEN Armed with my ticket and photo pass, I waited in line with the rest of the eager concertgoers. Yungblud came over to ...


10:00 AM GATES OPEN
Armed with my ticket and photo pass, I waited in line with the rest of the eager concertgoers. Yungblud came over to our section of the line and started pouring tea for anyone who was interested, taking photos with them, and asking them to check out his set later in the day. His show was already a must in our book.

11:00 AM RILEY, JOURNEYS RIGHT FOOT STAGE
Riley was a solo hip-hop artist. I wasn't a fan. The day was not off to a good start.



11:30 AM WATERPARKS, JOURNEYS LEFT FOOT STAGE
I wasn't about to pass up a chance to see God's Favorite Boy Band. Great set. God has good taste.

12:00 PM WE THE KINGS, JOURNEYS RIGHT FOOT STAGE
We The Kings were no strangers to the Warped Tour, having played the tour seven times since 2008. Singer Travis Clark is awesome.

12:30 PM REEL BIG FISH, JOURNEYS LEFT FOOT STAGE
Reel Big Fish were another Vans Warped Tour mainstay, having performed on the tour eight times. Their set was fun and energetic. The horns were on point.

It was shortly after the Reel Big Fish set that I started running out of gas. It was a hot and humid day at this year's Charlotte stop on the Vans Warped Tour, but most of them have been hot and humid in past years. This year, we added in some heavy, sporadic rain to the mess. Also, I was wearing a soft cast on my arm and the heat and rain were starting to get to me. I decided to take a break from the main stages, grab some lunch, and soak in the crowds.



1:30 PM THE INTERRUPTERS, JOURNEYS LEFT FOOT STAGE
I couldn't stay away long! I was beyond psyched to see The Interrupters, and they didn't disappoint. Their blend of punk and ska, led by Aimee Interrupter's raspy voice, had the crowd up on its feet. Killer set! More people should be into these guys.



2:00 PM FALLING IN REVERSE, JOURNEYS RIGHT FOOT STAGE
Solid set!



2:30 PM MAYDAY PARADE, JOURNEYS LEFT FOOT STAGE
This was Mayday Parade's seventh appearance on the tour. Guitarist Brooks Betts played some gnarly guitar while hitting some major rock star poses.



3:15 PM PALAYE ROYALE, OWLY.FM STAGE
I had been here for several hours and decided to final venture away from the main stage. Glad I did. Palaye Royale was everything I had heard about and more. This was the first of three acts I saw on the Owly.Fm stage and truthfully, if all were as good as these three bands, I should've stayed here all day.



3:30 PM 3OH!3, JOURNEYS LEFT FOOT STAGE
Had to check out these guys. They're cool, funny, and write catchy as hell pop songs.



4:00 PM TONIGHT ALIVE, JOURNEYS RIGHT FOOT STAGE
I have long been a fan of Tonight Alive but this was the first time I'd seen them perform live. Lead singer Jenna McDougall was awesome!



4:35 PM DOLL SKIN, OWLY.FM STAGE
Ok. I knew nothing about these guys prior to the tour. Someone told me I needed to check out this hard rocking quartet and I'm so glad I did. Charisma, attitude, and just plain fun.



5:30 PM CASSADEE POPE, JOURNEYS LEFT FOOT STAGE
Cassadee Pope had performed on the tour with her band Hey Monday, but I believe this was her first tour as a solo artist. She had a TON of fans at the show.



5:55 PM YUNGBLUD, OWLY.FM STAGE
I had to check out Yungblud. Loved his debut album, loved his answers when we spoke to him about touring, and the the whole tea thing earlier in the day was a clincher. Killer, killer set. This guy is going to be huge soon.

Like the Vans Warped Tour, I'm a little long in the tooth. Unlike the Vans Warped Tour, who closed out their 24-year run with a strong roster, I limped to the finish line. The combination of the heat, rain, a sore arm, and seven hours of music did me in. Shamefully, I checked out early, missing sets from bands like Less Than Jake and A Simple Plan. Hopefully, Vans Warped will be back next year in one city (close to NC, please!) like Lollapalooza did.

Fingers crossed.

COMMENTS

Name

2018 In Review,3,2019 In Review,5,2021 In Review,1,2023 In Review,1,Aberdeen,1,Adam Ant,2,Adnate,1,Albemarle,2,Album Reviews,3,Alex DeLarge,6,Alli Good,1,Alx Dlrg,4,Andrews,3,Animals,30,Apex,1,Archdale,1,Architecture,41,Art/Murals/Statues,156,Asheville,31,Austen Mikulka,1,Automobiles,38,Avon,1,Battleboro,1,Bayside,1,Bear Creek,1,Beaufort,1,beer,11,Bella DiStefano,8,Belmont,2,Ben Folds,1,Best Of NC 2019,19,Best Of NC 2020,20,Best Of NC 2021,2,Best of NC 2022,2,Best Of SC 2019,1,Bicycle Face,1,Big Mouths,11,Bigfoot,3,Bishopville,5,Blacksburg,2,Blackville,1,Bladenboro,1,Blog,72,Blue October,1,Blue Sky,2,Bob Duato,6,Bolton,2,Bowman,1,Brandon Owen,1,Brevard,1,Brian Davis,2,Bryson City,3,Burger,15,Burger Bracket,14,Burlington,5,Bynum,1,Caitlin Russ,10,Cameron,1,Car Parts Sculpture,19,Carolina Beach,1,Carolina Music Fridays,9,Carolina Panthers,1,Carrboro,1,Carthage,1,Cary,1,Chapel Hill,8,Charleston,7,Charlotte,26,Cheerwine,1,Cherokee,12,Chocowinity,2,City Guide,1,Collettsville,1,Columbia,7,Concert Review,188,Concert Reviews,21,Concord,1,Contests,2,Conway,3,Cordova,1,Cullowhee,1,DAAS,2,David Ellis,1,Davidson,1,Denver,1,Diet Cig,1,Dinosaurs,9,Douglas Panzone,1,Doyle,1,Drat The Luck,1,Drew Drain,1,Durham,10,Dustin Spagnola,3,Eden,1,edih17,3,Edneyville,2,Ellerbe,1,Fayetteville,4,Ferguson,1,Festivals,6,Fiberglass Creations,10,Filming Locations,10,Flat Duo Jets,1,Florence,3,Food & Drink,20,Frisco,1,Gaffney,2,Georgetown,1,Giant,1,Giants/Big Things,81,Gibsonville,1,Glam Skanks,2,Goldsboro,2,Graham,1,Gravesites,22,Greensboro,39,Greenville,2,Gus Cutty,7,Hamer,3,Hamlet,1,Hampstead,2,Hardeeville,1,Hartsville,1,Hatteras,1,Haw River,1,Heavy Rebel Weekender,2,Henderson,2,Hendersonville,7,High Point,10,Hillsborough,4,Hoodie Allen,1,Hope Mills,1,Howard Jones,1,Hudson,1,Huntersville,1,Ian Bredice,1,Ian Brownlee,1,Ian Wilkinson,1,In Memoriam,46,Interviews,37,Jacksonville,2,Jamestown,4,Jeff Beck,1,JEKS,5,Jerkface,1,Jerms,1,Jerry Friend,6,Jessica Oddono,1,Jim MacKenzie,13,Johns Island,1,Jonathan Cohen,2,Kannapolis,1,Ked Woodley,1,Kendall Doub,1,Kendrick Lamar,1,Kernersville,1,Kill Devil Hills,1,King,2,Kitty Hawk,1,Knightdale,1,Lady Huns,2,Laurel Springs,1,Laurinburg,1,Lenoir,2,Lexington,1,Little River,1,Littleton,2,Lizard Lick,2,Loris,1,Lucama,2,Lumberton,1,Mac Sabbath,1,Madison,1,Maggie Valley,2,Maiden,1,Maps,3,Marion,2,Mark Dolejs,26,Marshall,1,Maui Cabral,4,Mayberry,4,McClellanville,1,Mebane,2,Megan Kelly,3,Meres One,1,Mermania,2,Meta,2,Metal Flake Mother,1,Milk Carton,6,Miniatures/Little Things,5,Missio,1,Mitch Cook,2,Mixtapes,2,Mocksville,2,Moncure,1,Moogfest,2,Mooresville,1,Morganton,2,Morrisville,1,Motels/Hotels,15,Mount Airy,14,Mount Pleasant,4,Mount Ulla,1,Muffler Men,13,Murals,61,Murphy,7,Murrells Inet,8,Music,267,Myrtle Beach,23,Nags Head,3,Nathan Nordstrom,1,New Bern,3,New Found Glory,1,North Carolina,398,North Myrtle Beach,11,Old Fort,1,On The Road With,26,Paranormal/Supernatural,43,Patch Whisky,6,Pawleys Island,1,Pelion,1,Peter Parpan,1,Philip Morris,1,Pigeon Forge,4,Pikeville,1,Pittsboro,1,Pixie Hocker,27,Podcast,3,Point Pleasant,1,Poplar Branch,1,Post Malone,1,Press,1,Project2020,1,Prospect Hill,1,Providence,1,Raleigh,17,Ranked!,4,Reidsville,3,Religion,1,Reretail Therapy,1,Retail Therapy,1,Reviews,4,Richfield,1,Richmond,2,Ridgeway,1,Road Eats,9,Road Trip Mixtapes,8,Roanoke Rapids,1,Rob Fogle,1,Robbinsville,3,Rockingham,1,Rocky Mount,5,Rodanthe,1,Rose Hill,1,Rougemont,2,Roxboro,1,Salisbury,5,Sanford,2,Scott Nurkin,1,Seeking Myrtle Beach's Grand Strange,10,Sergio Odeith,2,Sex Police,1,Shallotte,1,Sharks,22,Sheepman,1,Shelby,1,Sightings,557,Signage,78,Siobhan Shene,1,Smithfield,2,Sneads Ferry,2,Snow Camp,1,South Carolina,102,Southern Pines,1,Spencer Mountain,2,Star,1,Statesville,2,Steve Halaszi,1,Stokesdale,2,Strange Carolinas Must-See Attraction,5,Strange Tennessee,8,Strange Virginia,2,Strange West Virginia,12,Summerville,1,Supply,1,Surf City,1,Surfside Beach,1,Sylva,3,taco,12,tacos,12,Tennessee,8,The Art Of Chase,3,The Darkness,1,The Fabulous Knobs,1,They Might Be Giants,1,Thomasville,2,Tryon,1,Uncategorized,20,Valdese,1,Vans Warped Tour,7,Videos,4,Virginia,2,Walterboro,1,Wayback Wednesdays,4,Weeekend Road Trip Mixtapes,2,West Columbia,3,West Jefferson,1,West Virginia,12,Whirligigs,2,Whitsett,1,Whittier,5,Wilkesboro,1,Wilmington,10,Wilson,8,Winnsboro,3,Winston-Salem,12,Wrightsville Beach,1,Yogi Bear,3,York,1,Zebulon,2,
ltr
item
Strange Carolinas: The Travelogue Of The Offbeat: Vans Warped Charlotte Tour Diary
Vans Warped Charlotte Tour Diary
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjVLF8CcLPdDPGGnl5tln6oPlKsR4tJbpQckBgiojMQ9MfewCDb_GUUTmq6WtN97yxfZRGjZOoxJDeChfkp844gAF6XhXxGdhXPcm5hi9HAEitt7iOfNEl_nrWV7xJ001xCGbKrE55rObk/s1600/smport_interrupt08.jpg
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjVLF8CcLPdDPGGnl5tln6oPlKsR4tJbpQckBgiojMQ9MfewCDb_GUUTmq6WtN97yxfZRGjZOoxJDeChfkp844gAF6XhXxGdhXPcm5hi9HAEitt7iOfNEl_nrWV7xJ001xCGbKrE55rObk/s72-c/smport_interrupt08.jpg
Strange Carolinas: The Travelogue Of The Offbeat
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/2018/08/vans-warped-charlotte-tour-diary.html
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/2018/08/vans-warped-charlotte-tour-diary.html
true
2361839506313789098
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content