Warped Tour is just beginning, and PropertyOfZack has a few special Playlists for the summer kicking off this week. Check out Playlists from The Maine and This Wild Life on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Warped Tour is just around the corner and it’s got me tickled with excitement. Maybe almost as tickled as I was at age 14. That sounded weird, but the summer after my freshman year of high school commemorated my first time attending Warped Tour. I wasn’t tickled by anyone in particular at WT, but I was tickled by the notion that I was going to see some of my favorite bands all in one place all at one time. Below is a playlist of 10 bands (in alphabetical order) I saw that summer in 2003, and in my opinion I was pretty fuckin’ lucky. Be jealous.
Brand New - You Stole
Brand New has had a model career in my opinion. They have reinvented themselves with each release and continue to impress while keeping everyone guessing as to what they’ll do or how they will sound next. This song is from their latest release and after just seeing it live in UK I can’t seem to stop playing it. Dig in.
From Autumn To Ashes - The After Dinner Payback
I vividly remember moshing to this tune in a living room with several of my friends when it came on FUSE one evening. Jacked up on Mountain Dew we trashed the place and split before we could get reprimanded by the matriarchal figure of the household. Circle pit (around the ottoman), real badass I know.
Glassjaw- Tip Your Bartender
This was the first tune I heard while walking through the WT gates in 2003. Shit was getting real during this set and it was the first time I had really listened to Glassjaw. After their set I bought the record and it can still play it front to back to this day. It was a religious experience.
Midtown - Is It Me? Is It True?
Midtown reminds me of my buddy Justin. You know, Gamez? Music is so powerful that it can remind you of someone or some place or something. This is a real nostalgic track for me and every time I hear it I’m reminded of late nights skating and cursing and talking about chicks with J.
The Starting Line - Cheek To Cheek
The Starting Line was a favorite of mine back in the day. Say It Like You Mean It (the record this track was on) is so great from start to finish. Great pop songs dressed as rock tunes. When our band first started I definitely was influenced by TSL and I’m sure there are glimpses where that influence shows it’s face.
Something Corporate - Straw Dog
Speaking of nostalgia…”Straw Dog” by SC takes me right back to 7th and 8th grade. I can’t really remember how their set was back in 2003 because I think I was busy being nervous around girls from my high school that were at WT as well, but I’ve seen them plenty of times since and can guarantee it was a flawless one.
Taking Back Sunday - Better Homes And Gardens
TBS has always been up there on my list of favorite bands. Having the pleasure of not only seeing them live but also touring with them it’s strange to be able to call them friends. They continue to impress with every release and I feel like they are clicking on more cylinders now than they ever have before. That right there is inspiring beyond belief and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these cats. This is one of my favorite tunes of their most recent release.
Thrice - Betrayal Is A Symptom
My older cousins from California introduced me to Thrice at a young age and my mother wouldn’t allow me to play it in the car because they screamed. Just like anything else, it only made me like them more. I tried to memorize every word and would yell them from my room while jamming to their records. Take that mom.
Underoath - Breathing In A New Mentality
I had never really heard anything like Underoath before when I first heard them. It was so foreign to my ears that it felt exotic and I think that’s why so many people dug them with me. Sad to have seen them disband, but always great to listen to when I’m trying to tear shit up.
The Used - Say Days Ago
The Used might have stood out in 2003 as the craziest set of the day. I can remember swaying with what felt like millions of people and was captivated by a wild frontman climbing lighting trusses, jumping from speakers, and vomiting on the front row of fans against the barricade. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day and I will always remember my first time attending the Vans Warped Tour. I honestly cannot wait for this summer! - John O’Callaghan
Warped Tour is here. Check out The Maine's set list from the summer and the Warped Tour below after the jump.
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