In 2010 I went to my first warped tour and it legit felt like I had found the first place I fit in, high school was rough so growing up this tour was the one thing every year I’d at least have to look toward too. In 2012 I had my first taste of the tour when I was able to do catering for a week, shit was inSaNE, being 17 it was the craziest and most exciting week of my life. In 2013 right after graduation I had the opportunity to film some stuff for Allstar Weekend while they were out, and in 2014 it was the first time Out With the Old hustled the festival handing out terrible TERRIBLE demos(hey we thought they were great tho) hoping someone would give us a shot. I got to live out a dream I’ve had since I was kid in 2015 by playing with Out With the Old on the Ernie ball Stage. In 2016 BKS got to hang out with Sad Boy Crew for a couple days on the run, and last year(2017) I was blessed again with a week and half acoustic run on the tour with the boyz over at Learning is Endless in the Transform stage.
This isn’t boasting, this isn’t me trying to throw my “accomplishments” out there. I realized when I was walking around on Sunday that I owe Warped Tour a lot, I grew up apart of this festival and met most of the people I’m in contact with today because of Warped Tour. Whenever life got hard growing up i would hold on to that dream of playing the festival and it would make me have something to keep going/working for. Thank you @vanswarpedtour for giving an emo kid who never felt quite right in his own skin a place to go and be free. Warped isn’t the end all be all and there’s a lot to do out there, but it’s definitely something that I’ll look back on with nothing but love and nostalgia. See you on the flip, Strange Days are all I see coming #foreverwarped