I have done Warped Tour so many times. Well, a lot of times to me. I am going to go count the dates. About 136 days in total. What the hell is wrong with me? No, but really – I love Warped Tour. I can’t do the whole thing anymore because it just doesn’t make sense, and I really don’t enjoy doing the same thing every day for a whole summer. But, it did enable my career so I will never be mad at it.
Warped Tour 2014 Dates I Did
- 6/13/2014 – Houston, TX – Reliant Center Parking Lot
- 6/14/2014 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
- 6/15/2014 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
- 6/17/2014 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
- 6/18/2014 – Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park
- 6/25/2014 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
- 7/11/2014 – Camden, NJ – with Of Mice & Men – Susquehanna Bank Center
- 7/12/2014 – with Of Mice & Men – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
- 7/13/2014 – Hartford, CT – with Of Mice & Men – Xfinity Theatre (Formerly Comcast Theatre)
- 7/14/2014 – The Woods! – Off Day with Of Mice & Men
- 7/15/2014 – Burgettstown, PA – with Of Mice & Men – First Niagara Pavilion
- 7/16/2014 – Cincinnati, OH – with Of Mice & Men – Riverbend Music Center
- 7/18/2014 – Chicago, IL – Rehearsal Day with A Day To Remember
- 7/19/2014 – Chicago, IL – with A Day To Remember – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Usually, Warped Tour starts about 3 hours from where I live, so I never have to worry about getting out the on the tour itself. I just hop on a train and TADA. Not this year. First stop: Houston, Texas. This meant I had to fly from San Diego to Dallas to Houston. So I did just that. I was running on empty that morning because the night before I had just taken a train down from LA after finishing up VidCon. Not a lot of energy left in me. So when I arrived in Dallas, of course, they told me my flight to Houston was delayed until very late that night.
I was determined. I said fuck that, went and rented a car, and drove my ass to Houston. I mean, it was only about 5 hours. However, I am not sure at which point in my life 5 hours became an “only” amount of time. That is a long fucking time! It’s like, two LOTR movies. But I did it. And I got Taco Bell in the middle and filmed a vlog while I was driving, and took a nap in a parking lot because I was so tired.
I wasn’t in a very good mood all the way up to getting to Warped Tour, but once I got there it was great. So many friends, so many people I hadn’t seen in a while. I just walked around saying hi to everyone and got situated on the bus I was riding on. Then I got out my copter, Carl, and started flying it around cause I had to get my daily fix.
Seriously, Carl is my friend-maker. Everyone wants to be your friend when you can fly a craft around. So I did that. Here is a picture of all the tour buses I snapped.
I spent Warped Tour 2014 differently this year. I had to change it up, otherwise, I would have been bored. I mostly focused on my Onstage Portrait series. I had a lot of fun with it and that is why there are not many live photos in this blog; because when I shot live, I mostly shot for that series. So my photos this year are a lot more of people just hanging out. I hope you enjoy.
6/12/2014 – San Diego -> Houston, TX – Travel Day
6/13/2014 – Houston, TX – Vans Warped Tour – Reliant Center Parking Lot
6/14/2014 – San Antonio, TX – Vans Warped Tour – AT&T Center
6/15/2014 – Dallas, TX – Vans Warped Tour 2014 – Gexa Energy Pavilion
6/16/2014 – Amarillo, TX – Off Day
I rode with The Maine on our off day. They wanted to do a photoshoot and I was game. I haven’t worked with them in almost 7 years, and it was nice to see where they were at in their lives. A pleasure to shoot as well!
6/17/2014 – Albuquerque, NM – Vans Warped Tour 2014 – Isleta Amphitheater
I did a photoshoot with ONE OK ROCK. I had a friend working with them and he introduced me to them. It was so different because they didn’t speak any English. I have never really done a shoot with someone who doesn’t speak English. Maybe they were so fucked up that they couldn’t speak English, but not really because it wasn’t a language they knew. That being said they were very nice, and I did two more shoots with them before the tour was over.
I found This Wild Life backstage. I was happy they let me photograph them. Was so pretty out.
6/18/2014 – Mesa, AZ – Vans Warped Tour 2014 – Quail Run Park
That night I flew out to go work for A Day To Remember for a few days. No more Warped! I went again when it stopped by my hometown on June 25th.
6/25/2014 – San Diego, CA – Vans Warped Tour 2014 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
I met Miranda on tour in Mexico. She was up shooting videos for Vans Mexico. I really didn’t have much work to do that day, other than a shoot with Neck Deep, so we hung out and ate food and it was nice.
Jake is a solo acoustic act that I had never heard of before Warped. I love him, and his music rules.
7/11/2014 – Camden, NJ – Warped Tour 2014 with Of Mice & Men – Susquehanna Bank Center
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I flew out to Warped in Camden from my tour with Lindsey Stirling. This time I would be riding with Of Mice & Men. It was good to be back out!
7/12/2014 – Wantagh, NY – Warped Tour 2014 with Of Mice & Men – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
Being with Of Mice & Men was honestly like being back home. I love traveling with them and have known them for so many years now. It is good to see them continue to grow.
7/13/2014 – Hartford, CT – Warped Tour 2014 with Of Mice & Men – Xfinity Theatre
7/14/2014 – The Woods! – Off Day with Of Mice & Men
We had a day off in the woods with Kevin Lyman (Founder of Warped Tour), The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, Less Than Jake, Saves The Day and some of the production. It was so much fun! We cooked out, hung out, went cliff jumping, got caught in the rain and made s’ mores.
7/15/2014 – Burgettstown, PA – Warped Tour with Of Mice & Men – First Niagara Pavilion
7/16/2014 – Cincinnati, OH – Warped Tour with Of Mice & Men – Riverbend Music Center
Nate is from Anberlin. He makes delicious coffee every morning. I wish I could still drink as much coffee as I used to. Every morning I would go buy $1 worth of iced coffee from Nate, which ended up being like one inch of coffee. It was perfect.
7/18/2014 – Chicago, IL – Rehearsal Day with A Day To Remember
I left Warped for two days and then met back up with it and A Day To Remember. They were to play a surprise set at the Chicago date. The day before they had rehearsals.
7/19/2014 – Chicago, IL – Warped Tour 2014 with A Day To Remember – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
It was so awesome watching them crush Warped Tour. Look at that crowd!
And I don’t think we could end with a better photo. If we met this summer, it was nice meeting you. I will post all the photos on my Facebook, so please come tag yourself 🙂
If we didn’t – until next time, friends I haven’t met yet.