It's that time of year again, sweltering heat, Disneyland-priced concessions, 10-year-olds with liberty spikes and 40-year olds with Sublime T-shirts, when even the most macho of dudes will don their girlfriends' MAC eyeliner for a day. That's right kids, punk rock summer camp is rolling through town again with the 11th annual Vans Warped Tour. Only the most successful touring festival in rock, Warped Tour always brings together the hottest bands in hardcore, emo, screamo, pop, alternative and even hip hop with the icons of punk past and present. It is with good reason that thousands of kids bear the sun and humidity to see them. Here we're counting down the top 20 for you.
Click here to download the entire Warped Tour Survival Guide.
L.A. Area Dates:
July 1 @ Cal State Long Beach
July 3 @ Seaside Park, Ventura
July 6 @ Pomona Fairplex