HELLO PEOPLE OF TUMBLR!
36 days till (my) Vans Warped Tour date bitches, time to get your shit together.
This is going to be my 4th year going so I would like to believe I know what I’m talking about >_>
I would now like to share the knowledge I’ve have gained
First things first
What to bring
Cash: Vans warped Tour has a lot of fun things to do & neat stuff to buy, plus the cost of food & water has skyrocketed so you are going to need money but keep it somewhere safe. Don’t wanna be 3 hours in & loose your cash to a pickpocket or the pit.
One unopened bottle of water: Ah water. Its hot, like melt your face off hot & you will sweat a ton so you need to stay hydrated. They will have a water station somewhere so find out early & you don’t have to search when you are in trouble but rememer the lines will be long so be patient. Also the have a water hose set up you can play in if you get to hot, plus a slip n side :D
A lightweight bag: I always buy a cheap sports bag or drawstring bag(hot topics always has cool ones but remember it’s Vans warped Tour it might get torn up) to carry everything you need & stuff you buy at Vans warped Tour. I would recommend getting a clear travel bag or make up bag to keep your ID, phone, camera money & anything else you don’t want ruined because you will be drenched in your own & other peoples sweat & water.
Snacks: on the warped official webpage it says you can bring a light snack. If they try to take your food ask for a warped security member not the venue security. I had a Guy toss my food in the trash. Mind you I have to eat every so often because I take insulin. After I fought the asshole he tried to take it back outta the trash. Umm eww. The best thing to pack is granola bars but not the sugary kid ones. You want something that’s gonna give you a boost not a sugar high for 5 minutes. Make sure you take the time to stop & eat. Trust me you don’t wanna get sick or pass out in.the middle of a pit.
Sunscreen: lube your self up baby, this is by far the most idiotic thing people forget to do. If you’ve been to warped you have seen the one kid who got there pale as a ghost & leaves a fucking lobster. If you haven’t you really don’t want to be that Guy.
Sunglasses: cheap ones because they will get broken, If you leave warped & your sunglasses are lost or broken your rockstar.
Sharpe & small note pad: to write down set times & to get autograph.
A change of clothing: Imma tell you right now, you are gonna need it. Sweating all day then piling in a car with 6 of your equally nasty friends for a hour is not as fun as it sounds! Leave your clothing in the car so your not carrying extra weight.
A fully charged cell phone: This will be your lifeline, if you get lost you can contact your friends or if your a kiddo be checked on by your parents. Be sure to follow bands & the vans pages, you can have the notifications sent to your phone so you can stay up to date on the happens for that day.
Camera: Nothing fancy, you don’t wanna loose a 300 dollar camera or have it smashed don’t have a little digital camera by one of the cheaper ones from Walmart, then have them developed later.
A great attitude: Don’t go in thinking you’re going to be Billy Badass, & be disrespectful. You will be asking for it. Yeah you will run in to douchebag but I’ve met some pretty rad people at warped. I know its hard to keep cool when you get shoved around in a sweaty pit but if you can’t handle the heat then get the hell outta the kitchen.
Warped tour is amazing! & if you come prepared you will have the time of your life.
Just remember drink lots of water the day before, while there & after.
I suggest buying a sport drink while your there too. To much straight water is bad for you, you need something with salt or sugar to replace what you’re loosing.
Don’t party or stay up all night the day before. Or if your of drinking age don’t get to drunk. Drunk people + hot weather + huge groups of people = NO GOOD. You don’t wanna be that asshole that has to be escorted off the grounds.
Wear something lightweight & comfortable. As tempted as you might be to get all dolled up don’t. Its not worth it. 30 minutes in you will be sweating your make up down your face, the hair you spend flat ironing for a hour will be frizzed into an Afro so unless you happen to like that look don’t bother. Be sure to put on sunscreen on the part of you sticking outta your clothing. Girl wear shorts & a razor back or tank top & put your hair in a bun. No one want to eat your hair for lunch. To my short haired sisters, get some firm hold hair wax. Slick it into a cute style, you will have a better chance of it staying that way. Dudes : ball cap beater & board shorts nuff said.
REMEMBER YOUR TICKETS! & DON’T BUY FROM PEOPLE SELLING AT THE FREAKING GATES ITS A SCAM!!!!1!
Make a good plan with your parents if they are dropping you off or with friends if you get lost. Rule # 1 of Vans Warped Tour is if you get lost from your group go to the blow up schedule or the Vans Warped Tour tent. If your parents are dropping you off make sure you have the plan down. It’s a slow ride in but when its over everyone leaves like a bat outta hell. Pick a tree or sign something so you can find each other. Cellphones! important for chases like theses. cant find your ride at the end of the night, don’t pee yourself just yet call them & ask for any sighs trees anything. Its simple if you call & say “I’m looking at a tree & a ginger with really bad sunburn” “I see him too” “walking towards the ginger” “ohhh I see you”. So remember to try & not use your phone too much if you don’t have to.
When your first get in the doors write down the set times of the bands you want to see & then the signing are. That way you wont have to go back so the schedule over & over.
Watch out for your homies & help those in need. you would wish for the same if it was you. Vans warped Tour jitters is normal for your first time but you will do find. I’m a overweight social awkward girl but I thrive at Vans Warped Tour. Don’t be freaked out you’re gonna have a blast.
Watch out for crowed surfers they will kick you in the back of your head or face.
If someone falls help them up for heaven sake! People can get really hurt in situations like this if the crowd gets crazy.
5 Things I hate about Vans warped Tour:
The price of water
mean little girls
people that pinch or elbow you, that’s some shady shit >.<
People that kick & wail when crowd surfing, ride the fucking way man. just relax.
Girls who wear hoochie shorts or skirts, then my hand touches their skanky vajaja’s Eww like for real.
I hope this helps you guys. idk whatever, just make sure you have fun :D
ohh & if you have any medical issues & will need your meds bring them. you can store them in the venue office all you have to do is ask.