Vans Warped Tour 2014

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

There’s no denying that the Vans Warped Tour has gone through some drastic changes over its twenty-year history. After starting off as stepping-stones for the likes of Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Avenged Sevenfold and My Chemical Romance (and many more), it has gone on to incorporate a much broader range of genres during its yearly installments. While you can most certainly look back at older line ups and see bands that seemed out of place at the time (Eminem, Papa Roach and Limp Bizkit come to mind), but don’t seem so strange now, given the tours evolution. The last few years have definitely shown the growth of the tour, at least in terms of diversity. Rap has made strides for a bigger audience on the tour thanks to hit artists like Machine Gun Kelly and Watsky. The Beatport stage has brought an influx of dance and electronic artists, who go hand in hand with the bands who are incorporating it more into their sounds now.

People will say, and have said, that the diversity is hurting the quality of Warped Tour overall. I don’t think that’s the case. The third show that I covered (Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, Maryland) sold out around when doors opened. While I can’t claim that it’s the only time a date has ever sold out, it’s the first one that I can remember happening. Certainly the first one that I’ve attended that has sold out. Sure, I miss the line-ups from my first Warped Tours (2003 and 2004) featuring the likes of AFI, Rancid, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Matchbook Romance, Rise Against and Avenged Sevenfold, but that doesn’t mean I don’t understand the tours need to evolve. To this day, the tour is still responsible for and cited as one of the biggest breaks for bands. Meeting and speaking with band members backstage throughout my three dates covering the tour, the general consensus is how eclectic the music tastes are for most fans that attend. I heard on multiple occasions how cool band members thought it was that their fans would go and watch a more pop/rock oriented band like The Summer Set and then go mosh until they’re bloody to Every Time I Die. That’s certainly the popular opinion now. It may not be quite the exclusive “Punk Rock Summer Camp” that it used to be, but there’s no denying that its roots are still there and thriving.

Now that you’ve read my opinions on the festival as a whole, let’s get to some bands, shall we? I shot three dates on the tour: Holmdel, New Jersey (July 6th), Camden, New Jersey ( July 11th and Columbia, Maryland (July 22nd). I tried to shoot different bands at each date, with little overlap. For the most part, I accomplished that. A few of the bands I did shoot more than once, but for each band I’ll specify the show where I covered them (or the better date of two, if I shot them more than once).

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Attila (Holmdel, NJ):

There always seems to be one or two bands every year at Warped whose music I don’t like, but I shoot anyway because they’re either insane live or just very photogenic. If you’re going by insane live bands, you can’t go wrong with Enter Shikari in 2011 (and this year, as well) or, if you’re going by photogenic bands, Blood on the Dance Floor was up there in 2011 and 2012.

A friend of mine – when asked if he had any recommendations of bands to shoot who weren’t already on my list – emphatically told me to shoot Attila. I remember watching some of their set side stage on their tour a few years ago with Asking Alexandria, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember what their sound was. Rather than quickly pulling up a song, I decided to go in blind.

Attila has a very unique blend of genres in their music. Fusing aspects of rap-rock and metal with brutal breakdowns, they were certainly one of the most unique bands on the bill. Vocalist Chris “Fronz” Fronzak was a monster on stage, running from side to side to pump up the crowd while simultaneously jumping off everything in sight. Not to be outdone, their fans were insane; far and away one of the most energetic sets of the day. I was planning on photographing them again at my final show, but their bus broke down on the way back from the AP Music Awards and their set was unfortunately cancelled.

Vocals: 9.5
Crowd Response: 10
Overall Sound: 9.5
Band Activity: 10
Overall rating: 9.5

Set list:

1. Callout
2. Middle Fingers Up
3. Party With the Devil
4. Shots for the Boys
5. Rage
6. Payback
7. About That Life

 

Beartooth (Columbia, MD):

For those who aren’t familiar, Beartooth features long-time Attack Attack vocalist Caleb Shomo. Vocally, Beartooth seems a lot more stripped down than Attack Attack did, but it’s not without those signature brutal screams that Shomo has been known for. I’m just now getting a chance to really give them a listen, but I’m really enjoying what I’m hearing.

I was also amazed by how great they were live. I’d covered Attack Attack many times over the years, so I knew how good Shomo could be, but the rest of the band sounded great too. Definitely one of the diamonds in the rough on the line up.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 7
Overall Sound: 8
Band Activity: 8
Overall rating: 8

Set list:

1. Set Me on Fire
2. The Lines
3. Beaten in Lips
4. Pick Your Poison
5. Dead
6. I Have a Problem

 

Born of Osiris (Columbia, MD):

I remember shooting these guys last year at Mayhem Fest, but hadn’t really kept up with them since. There’s no denying these guys are fantastic live. Vocalist Ronnie Canizaro sounds great live, as does keyboardist and back up vocalist Joe Buras. They’re still touring in supporting of 2013’s Tomorrow We Die Alive, but they’re showing no signs of slowing down.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 9
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 9
Overall rating: 9

Set list:

1. Divergency
2. Abstract Art
3. Exhilarate
4. Follow the Signs
5. Illusionist
6. Bow Down
7. Machine

 

Breathe Carolina (Camden, NJ):

Going back to my point at the beginning of this post, there are certain bands on the bill now that wouldn’t have fit in on Warped ten year ago. Breathe Carolina is one of them, in my opinion. Breathe Carolina have an interesting mixture of pop, rock and electronic elements that make for a high intensity live show. Vocalist David Schmitt has a great stage presence and had great interactions with the crowd. Keyboardist Luis Bonet also did a lot to keep the crowd pumped up. Rather than moshing, Breathe Carolina aim for more of a dance party. Given the size of the crowds they have been drawing on this tour, there’s no denying they’re a hit. The band is out now in support of their brand new album Savages.

Vocals: 8
Crowd Response: 10
Overall Sound: 8
Band Activity: 8
Overall rating: 8

Set list:

1. Savages
2. The Birds and the Bees / Hello Fascination
3. Waiting
4. Collide
5. I Don’t Know What I’m Doing
6. Sellouts
7. Blackout

 

Chelsea Grin (Columbia, MD):

Chelsea Grin’s kind of music never appealed to me. The deep squealing and growling was just never a vocal style that got me amped. In fact, it usually just makes me laugh. That said, I have a few friends who have talked about them for years so I was excited to finally see what my friends were talking about.

As expected, I wasn’t overly impressed with the vocal style, but musically I enjoyed it. I certainly appreciated their energy, even if the crowd seemed relatively calm for their music style.

Vocals: 6
Crowd Response: 7
Overall Sound: 8
Band Activity: 9
Overall rating: 6

Set list:

1. Recreant
2. Cheyne Stokes
3. Angels Shall Sin, Demons Shall Pray
4. Playing With Fire
5. The Foolish One
6. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
7. Crewcabanger

 

Dangerkids (Holmdel, NJ/Camden, NJ):

Dangerkids, along with Yellowcard and Finch, were the reason I wanted to cover Warped this year. Growing up when I did, I’ve got a soft spot for the nu metal that exploded in the early 2000’s. While I don’t listen to it as much, I will always love Linkin Park and their first two albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora. When a friend of mine first sent me Collapse, the debut album from Dangerkids, I was blown away by how good it was.

At the time, Dangerkids were out on tour supporting We Came as Roman, and sadly I ended up missing the tour despite having a photo pass waiting for me. Jump forward six months and I was ready to see them open for The Devil Wears Prada. Naturally, that fell through as well. Knowing that, there was no way I was missing an opportunity to seeing them on Warped Tour. At my first date, Holmdel, they ended up being last on the Kevin Says stage, going on well after I wanted to leave. Despite being exhausted and facing a four hour drive home, I stayed and was so happy I did. While there was very little natural light to photograph them at Holmdel, I just stayed and watched and soaked it all in.

While they were amazing at Holmdel, they raised the bar in Camden. If it wasn’t their final date on the tour for them, they only had one or two left and they raised their intensity even more. Duel vocalists Andy Bane and Tyler Smyth have great chemistry on stage and seeing Tyler go out and stand on top of the crowds hands (picture in the gallery) was something else. They’re still out in support of Collapse, but they’ll have a new record out sometime next year. Definitely check them out.

Vocals: 10
Crowd Response: 9
Overall Sound: 9.5
Band Activity: 10
Overall rating: 10

Set list:

1. Countdown
2. We’re All In Danger
3. Paper Thin
4. Hostage
5. Light Escapes
6. Waking Up

Echosmith (Columbia, MD):

Echosmith has been one of those bands that’s been talked about heavily for the last year or two. Pegged as the “next big thing”, I was finally happy to check them out on my final day on Warped.

They were definitely the mellowest of the bands I checked out at Warped, but I actually did enjoy them a good amount. Singer Sydney Sierota has a great voice and good stage presence. They’re a bit more indie/pop than I tend to listen to, but I can definitely see why people are digging their sound. Good vibes and style. If they end up living up to predictions, they’ll definitely have Warped Tour to thank.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 7
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 5
Overall rating: 7

Set list:

1. Let’s Love
2. Come Together
3. Talking Dreams
4. Tell Her You Love Her
5. Cool Kids
6. Nothing’s Wrong

 

Enter Shikari (Camden, NJ):

I had the opportunity to cover Enter Shikari way back in 2011 and it’s still my favorite Warped shoot to date. I may not understand what they’re going for with their sound, you can’t help but love them live. These guys are just absolutely batshit crazy live. While they weren’t hanging from the rafters like in 2011, they were constantly running around and jumping off everything to pump up the crowd.

They easily had one of the rowdiest sets of the day. While it wasn’t as insane or entertaining as 2011, they were only three or four dates into their stint on the tour, so I assume they’ve got to gradually work up to it. If you get the chance to check out Enter Shikari, definitely do it.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 10
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 10
Overall rating: 9.5

Set list:

1. Enter Shikari
2. The Paddington Frisk
3.Sssnakepit
4. Destabilise
5. Radiate
6. Anaesthetist
7. Gandhi Mate, Gandhi

 

Every Time I Die (Columbia, MD):

Much like Enter Shikari, I don’t quite get the musical style that Every Time I Die is going for; unless it’s just meant to be loud and utterly chaotic. If that’s the case, they do it to perfection. While they can’t top 2011 Enter Shikari for insanity, they were the most insane band that I saw on this years tour. While vocalist Keith Buckley seems calm in comparison to guitarists Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams were jumping everywhere and just going nuts. It was infectious. I found myself, more often than not, just head banging and wanting to mosh than actually taking photos.

This is their fourth or fifth time on the tour, so chances are you’ll get a chance to see them in the future if you missed them this year. But if you get the chance to, don’t pass it up.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 10
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 10
Overall rating: 9.5

Set list:

1. Floater
2. Bored Stiff
3. Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space
4. Thirst
5. Decayin’ With The Boys
6. Ebolarama
7. The New Black
8. If There Is Room To Move, Things Move
9. We’rewolf
10. No Son of Mine

Finch (Holmdel, NJ):

Finch’s last date on the tour was in Holmdel, NJ, which was the only reason I chose to cover that date. Finch’s debut album What it is to Burn is one of my all-time favorite albums and seeing them twice on the ten year anniversary tour for it was a surreal experience. Despite seeing them roughly five times over the last decade, I’d never actually gotten the opportunity to shoot them. It was great finally seeing them from the pit.

More importantly, it’s great seeing the guys having fun. They had their issues in the past and it’s just great seeing them enjoying playing live still. They’ll be releasing a new album – Back to Oblivion – this fall, roughly around September.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 8.5
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 9
Overall rating: 9

Set list (out of order):

1. Worms of the Earth
2. Grey Matter
3. Letters to You
4. Post Script
5. Ink
6. Picasso Trigger [New Song]
7. Stay with Me
8. Insomniatic Meat
9. What It Is to Burn

Four Year Strong (Holmdel, NJ):

I shot Four Year Strong on Warped Tour in 2012, but I wasn’t really a fan of theirs at the time. Leading up to Warped, I decided to spend a few hours on Spotify listening to various bands I was interested in shooting this year. I was amazed at how much Four Year Strong clicked for me this year.

Vocalist Alan Day is fantastic live. Great presence on stage and seeing him run out into the crowd to scream the words at them and have them scream right back was pretty awesome.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 9
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 9
Overall rating: 9

Set list:

1. What the Hell is a Gigawatt?
2. Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
3. Stuck in the Middle
4. Go Down In History
5. Bada Bing! Wit’ a Pipe!
6. Find My Way Back
7. Maniac (R.O.D.)
8. It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now
9. Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)

Ice Nine Kills (Columbia, MD):

I’ve listened to random songs by Ice Nine Kills for the last few years, but every time I’d tried to see them it had fallen through. Even at my first date of the tour, I sadly had to miss their set due to an overlap. Finally, at my third date, I was finally able to catch them. They were definitely worth the wait.

The majority of their set was comprised of songs from their newest album, 2013’s The Predator Becomes the Prey, which made for an even more raucous set. For good measure, they threw in their awesome cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” and ended with “The Greatest Story Ever Told”. Easily in my top 5 sets from Warped this year.

Vocals: 9.5
Crowd Response: 9
Overall Sound: 9.5
Band Activity: 9.5
Overall rating: 9.5

Set list:

1. The Coffin Is Moving
2. Let’s Bury The Hatchet… In Your Head
3. The Power in Belief
4. Connect the Cuts
5. The Fastest Way to a Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Ribcage
6. Someone Like You [Adele cover]
7. The Greatest Story Ever Told

 

Icon for Hire (Holmdel, NJ):

Going into their set, I’d never heard of Icon for Hire. One of my friends said I had to go and shoot them and they pleasantly surprised me. Vocalist Ariel Bloomer had great poise on stage and their songs were surprisingly catchy. Their blend of pop/punk and electronic segments has a great transition to live shows. Ariel’s stage presence doesn’t hurt, either.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 6
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 8
Overall rating: 8

Set list:

1. Cynics and Critics
2. Make a Move
3. Get Well
4. Can’t Hold Us [Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cover]
5. Rock And Roll Thugs

 

Less Than Jake (Holmdel, NJ):

The first (and only, until now) time I’d seen Less Than Jake was way back at Warped Tour 2011. Needless to say, I was beyond excited to see them again. Less Than Jake has always been one of those bands that I can put on when I’m in a bad mood and they can instantly pick me up. A band with a great vibe and who still genuinely love what they’re doing over twenty years after they became a band is something special.

Due to the short length of their songs, they were able to fit in way more songs into their set than most bands are able to. Along with Yellowcard, Less Than Jake was the only band on their main stage that I was able to cover twice. I wish I’d been able to cover them at my final date too, but unfortunately it didn’t help. If you get the chance, check out Less Than Jake. They’re goofy and off the wall, but that’s what makes them so damn loveable…at least to me.

Vocals: 10
Crowd Response: 10
Overall Sound: 10
Band Activity: 10
Overall rating: 10

Set list:

1. Sugar in Your Gas Tank
2. The Ghosts of Me and You
3. Last One Out of Liberty City
4. The Science of Selling Yourself Short
5. Landmines and Landslides
6. Do the Math
7. All My Best Friends Are Metalheads
8. Plastic Cup Politics
9. Look What Happened

 

The Devil Wears Prada (Holmdel, NJ):

Mike Hranica, lead vocalist of The Devil Wears Prada, is one of the most insane front men in music. How he doesn’t blow out his voice from screaming every show is beyond my realm of comprehension. He’s a maniac on stage, running from side to side and I’m pretty sure he never took a breath during their thirty minute set. The rest of the band doesn’t share his affinity for up-tempo showmanship, but that’s not really a big issue. Overall, you have to enjoy The Devil Wears Prada live, even if you’re not a fan of their music. Hranica is too insane to not enjoy. Given the dust bowl that ensued once they took the stage, it felt like a safe bet that the crowd loved them too.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 10
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 9.5
Overall rating: 9

Set list:

1. Danger: Wildman
2. Reptar, King of the Ozone
3. Outnumbered
4. Assistant to the Regional Manager
5. Sailor’s Prayer
6. Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?
7. Mammoth

 

The Color Morale (Columbia, MD):

The Color Morale was one of the bands that I’d seen my photographer friends frequently post following my first two dates on the tour. Though I hadn’t heard any of their music going into their set, I figured I’d give them shot on my final day on Warped. They were definitely solid live. Vocalist Garret Rapp seemed a bit more reserved than some of the other front men, but between songs he gave a very heartfelt speech to the crowd and it was impossible not to feel his passion for their music and for their fans. You can never fault a guy for that. I would definitely photograph these guys again in the future.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 9
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 9.5
Overall rating: 9

Set list:

1. Smoke and Mirrors
2. Learned Behavior
3. Burn Victims
4. Demon Teeth
5. Outer Demons
6. Strange Comfort

 

The Ghost Inside (Holmdel, NJ):

I’d just started getting into The Ghost Inside right before my first date of Warped. Because of this, I made sure they were one of the bands I absolutely had to cover. They were definitely worth it. Not only were they fantastic live, but vocalist Jonathan Vigil turned out to be a huge hockey fan, which I can certainly appreciate and support. Being a huge Capitals fan (I know, I know), it was great to hear him trash the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils – both of whom his LA Kings beat in the Stanley Cup finals. I unfortunately wasn’t able to catch their entire set, due to my need to sprint to photograph another bands set, but I can’t wait to catch The Ghost Inside again.

Vocals: 9.5
Crowd Response: 9.5
Overall Sound: 9.5
Band Activity: 9.5
Overall rating: 9.5

Set list:

1. The Great Unknown
2. Between the Lines
3. Unspoken
4. Outlive
5. Test the Limits
6. Faith or Forgiveness
7. Thirty Three
8. Dark Horse
9. Engine 45

 

The Maine (Columbia, MD):

The Maine was definitely one of the bands I was not excited to shoot. Not that I have anything against the band, but those bands that attract obnoxiously shrill teens in droves, just don’t appeal to me or my ear drums. But, they were a big draw and therefore I had to cover their set. After listening to a few of their songs, I was decently impressed by them. Nothing amazing, but if their songs came up on shuffle, I wouldn’t hit ‘skip’.

Vocals: 7.5
Crowd Response: 9.5
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 9
Overall rating: 7

Set list:

1. Run
2. Right Girl
3. Growing Up
4. Like We Did (Windows Down)
5. Into Your Arms
6. Girls Do What They Want
7. Inside Of You

The Story So Far (Holmdel, NJ):

As I was debating whether to cover a band during their set time or simply take a quick twenty-minute break, I stumbled across an article talking about vocalist Parker Cannon and guitarist Will Levy getting into an altercation with a security guard at a previous stop of the tour and I felt compelled to cover their set after seeing the video.

I really enjoyed their sound, from what I could hear. Vocalist Parker Cannon’s vocals were almost impossible to hear, even when I walked further back. But, aside from that, I really enjoyed their set. I like their sound a lot.

Vocals: 7
Crowd Response: 9
Overall Sound: 8
Band Activity: 9
Overall rating: 8

Set list:

1. Quicksand
2. Things I Can’t Change
3. Roam
4. Right Here
5. Daughters
6. Empty Space
7. All Wrong
8. Swords and Pens
9. Stifled
10. The Glass
11. High Regard

 

The Summer Set (Columbia, MD):

Like The Maine, The Summer Set was one of those bands I covered mostly for the inevitable hits their fans would give the site. Their brand of pop/punk seems pretty out of place at Warped (relatively, any way), given they played after The Devil Wears Prada, but they were surprisingly catchy. Their fans were about as shrill as expected, especially when vocalist Brian Dales would get especially graphic on stage. They were fun to photograph, though.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 9.5
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 9.5
Overall rating: 8

Set list:

1. Chelsea
2. Fuck U Over
3. Young
4. Someone Like You
5. The Boys You Do (Get Back At You)
6. Boomerang
7. Lightning In A Bottle

 

The Word Alive (Columbia, MD):

I’ve heard for years that I needed to catch these guys live, so I was happy to finally get the chance to. They didn’t disappoint. Vocalist Telle Smith had such a genuine connection with the crowd; it was very compelling. I also loved the back and forth between Telle and the crowd during the chorus of their newest single “Lighthouse”. They were definitely one of my favorite bands that I saw this year. I’ve already added a ton of The Word Alive to my iPod.

Vocals: 9.5
Crowd Response: 9.5
Overall Sound: 9.5
Band Activity: 9.5
Overall rating: 9.5

Set list:

1. Play The Victim
2. 2012
3. Lighthouse
4. Entirety
5. Glass Castle
6. Life Cycles

 

Vanna (Columbia, MD):

Our interviewer Tory had the opportunity to interview Vanna at our second date of the tour, and after watching and editing their interview (viewable below), I felt I had to cover them too. They didn’t let me down. They were one of the rowdiest bands on the tour. Vocalist Davey Muise was especially raucous, even leaving the stage to go throw down in the pit with all the Vanna fans watching (pictured below).

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 9.5
Overall Sound: 9.5
Band Activity: 10
Overall rating: 9

Set list:

1. Year Of The Rat
2. We Ate The Horse You Rode In On
3. Piss up a rope
4. I Said I’m Fine
5. Digging
6. Safe To Say
7. Void
8. Trashmouth

We Are the In Crowd (Columbia, MD):

I’d completely forgotten about We Are the In Crowd after covering them at Warped tour 2012. Not much has changed since then, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I enjoyed them a lot back in 2012 and I still enjoyed them immensely in 2014. If anything, they seemed more energetic than they did back then, which is always good. Vocalist Taylor Jardine still sounds great and her bubbly personality was infectious. Hopefully they continue to build on their success. They’re definitely one of the female-fronted groups I enjoy the most.

Vocals: 9.5
Crowd Response: 10
Overall Sound: 9
Band Activity: 9
Overall rating: 9

Set list:

1. Lights Out
2. Both Sides of the Story
3. The Best Thing (That Never Happened)
4. Dreaming Out Loud
5. Manners
6. Kiss Me Again
7. Never Be What You Want

 

We the Kings (Columbia, MD):

Like We are the in Crowd (and Yellowcard, as you’ll see next), I shot We the Kings back in 2012. I don’t remember their set that much from then, but I was very impressed with them here. Not a huge fan of their music, but they had some positive vibes going and I can always appreciate that. After all the harder music I covered over the three shows, it was great to have some calm from screaming.

Vocals: 9
Crowd Response: 8
Overall Sound: 8
Band Activity: 9
Overall rating: 8

Set list:

1. Queen Of Hearts
2. Skyway Avenue
3. We’ll Be a Dream
4. Say You Like Me
5. I Feel Alive
6. Any Other Way
7. Check Yes Juliet

 

Yellowcard (Camden, NJ):

Thinking back to some of my earliest Warped Tour memories, Yellowcard is one of the first bands that comes to mind. While Sugarcult was the first band I ever met, Yellowcard quickly followed. I remember screaming along to “Ocean Avenue” at the top of my lungs at Warped Tour 2003. Despite the fact that the song is now over ten years old, it’s still synonymous with summer for me.

After a highly successful run of dates in support of their acoustic re-imagining of Ocean Avenue, the band continued their ode to their quintessential album by plucking a third of their songs of their Warped Tour 2014 set list from the album. It was great to hear “Lights and Sounds” again as well as “With You around”, my second favorite song off of 2011’s When You’re Thinking Yes, Say Yes (behind “For You, and Your Denial”).

While vocalist and guitarist Ryan Key seems happy, no one smiles brighter or appears happier on stage than Yellowcard violinist Sean Mackin. After health issues attempted to slow him down a few years ago, it’s great to see him not only bounce back up, but with such an infectious vibrancy.

My love of Yellowcard has certainly skyrocketed over the last few years and I don’t see any signs of it slowing down. I just regret that I wasn’t able to attend the Ocean Avenue ten year anniversary tour. If you get the chance to catch Yellowcard – take it.

Vocals: 9.5
Crowd Response: 10
Overall Sound: 10
Band Activity: 9.5
Overall rating: 10

Set list:

1. Lights and Sounds
2. Way Away
3. Light Up the Sky
4. Awakening
5. Only One
6. With You Around
7. Ocean Avenue

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