2017 Van’s Warped Tour

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Warped Tour 2K17 was one for the books. The biggest punk rock party of the year is always hugely anticipated and this year was no exception. With veterans and newcomers alike, the line up was not only diverse but also monumentally entertaining no matter what your taste is. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the biggest points of the day here at West Palm Brach’s Van’s Warped Tour.

 

Here in at The Anthem, you may have noticed that we love our locals and make sure to give them the shout outs they deserve. They grind and grind all year and this year, through Van’s battle of the band’s style online competition, Intervention was able to kill it on the Journey’s Mainstage as the day kicked off. Their his energy performance did not go unnoticed and was surely the perfect hype for the early parts of the festival.

 

Speaking of locals, sometimes it isn’t just a band that deserves the recognition for putting in the hard work. South Florida local figure, Jordan Meyers took an opportunity to join the Vans Warped Tour for a month, traveling to every date to get on stage and discuss his own movement. Recently, Meyers started Finding a Lost Voice which aims at helping those with addiction, depression, mental illness and stands by the motto “You don’t have to go through this alone!” A wonderfully valiant effort and a nonprofit that deserves all of your attention, find out more about Meyers and Finding a Lost Voice  at www.findingalostvoice.com

(Jordan Meyers on Stage with Movements before their set at the West Palm Beach date/Photo: Chris Ramos) 

 As the day progressed, Warped passed by just like it always does. It’s hectic, yet exciting, running from stage to stage to catch your favorite bands or even just watching one that you haven’t fallen in love with, yet. Enter Creeper, a British sextet that can only be described as punk. Their high-energy punk rock is dredged in theatric lyrics and reminds me of an older AFI which is a rare find these days, but with super sick metal riffs. You MUST check these guys out and don’t worry, we will be dissecting Creeper for you soon here on The Anthem.

Moving on through the day, pop-punk veteran’s Bowling For Soup kept the fun going, reminding us of time which Pop-Punk was sometimes just way too much fun. In fact, their short set only consisted of two original songs plus their huge core of “1985,” “Stacy’s Mom” (Fountains of Wayne) and the Phineas and Ferb theme song. If that isn’t just a fun set I don’t know what is.

 

Keeping in with the Pop-Punk parts of Warped, The Ataris churned out a few of their biggest hits, including their acclaimed Don Henley cover “The Boys of Summer,” and isn’t that what Warped Tour is? The boys of summer? Year after year Lyman and his band(s) of misfits travel from stage to stage bringing excitement, music, and sunburns that last until the fall, becoming a staple of the summertime.

 

Silent Planet (who we have previously covered from Warped ’16 and other reviews) was easily one fate must-see performances of the day. They are just too damn good to miss and if you have listened to them before you know exactly what we are talking about. Their intensity is unparalleled, absolutely killing the stage. Russell is an absolute monster with the microphone, period.

 

There is just so much going on at Warped Tour that it is impossible to cover all of it. It gets larger every year and shows zero signs of slowing down. With veteran acts, Memphis May Fire, Beartooth, Silverstein, Dance Gavin Dance and about a hundred more the constant evolution of Lyman’s traveling festival proves that if you book it, they will come. It’s going strong across the country and if it isn’t hit you yet, grab some tickets and go.

 

2017 Vans Warped Tour Gallery 

Neck Deep

Photo: Chris Ramos

BEARTOOTH

Photo: Chris Ramos

BEING AS AN OCEAN

Photo: Chris Ramos/Brian McCain

Bowling For Soup

Photo: Chris Ramos

Trophy Eyes

Photo: Brian McCain

The Acacia Strain

Photo: Brian McCain

CKY

Photo: Chris Ramos

 

CREEPER

Photo: Chris Ramos

Sylar

Photo: Brian McCain

 

Sworn In

Photo: Brian McCain

 

Stick to your Guns

Photo: Brian McCain

Silverstein

Photo: Brian McCain

 

Silent Planet

Photo: Brian McCain/Chris Ramos

Emmure

Photo: Chris Ramos

 

Microwave

Photo: Chris Ramos

Movements

Photo: Chris Ramos/Brian McCain

The Ataris

Photo: Chris Ramos

 

Save Ferris

Photo: Chris Ramos

 

Memphis May Fire

Photo: Brian McCain

 

Knocked Loose

Photo: Brian McCain

 

Bless The Fall

Photo: Brian McCain

Hands Like Houses

Photo: Brian McCain

 

Hundredth

Photo: Brian McCain

GWAR

Photo: Brian McCain

 

Fit For A King

Photo: Brian McCain

Falling In Reverse

Photo: Brian McCain

 

I Prevail

Photo: Brian McCain

Boston Manor

Photo: Brian McCain

Fire From The Gods

Photo: Brian McCain

Streetlight Manifesto

Photo: Brian McCain

Too Close To Touch

Photo: Brian McCain

The White Noise

Photo: Brian McCain

Hawthorne Heights

Photo: Brian McCain

New Years Day

Photo: Brian McCain

Our Last Night

Photo: Brian McCain

American Authors

Photo: Brian McCain

Andy Black

Photo: Brian McCain

Courage My Love

Photo: Brian McCain

Dance Gavin Dance

Photo: Brian McCain

Hatebreed

Photo: Brian McCain

Barb Wire Dolls

Photo: Brian McCain

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