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Vans Warped Tour

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Since its inception in 1995, the Vans Warped Tour has been a forum for teenage kids to see all the bands they like in one day. Any pretensions of it actually being "punk" are dwarfed by corporate sponsorships, exorbitant concession prices and a lack of progressive or original bands. Now that attendees of the early Warped tours are old enough to take their own kids along, it's a shame they'll likely find little to like in cookie-cutter emo acts such as Paramore and dated pop-punkers such as Angels and Airwaves. But there are always a few bright spots. This year: Street Dogs, Against Me and Gym Class Heroes.

“Thrash Unreal” by Against Me

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