There are a zillion reasons why Vans Warped Touring Festival has become the greatest of all times. Out of all the reasons, the most predominant one is their insistent tendency to ‘stay ahead of the curve’ which in turn, provides them with a competitive advantage to gauge the changing tastes of the crowd. As a result of which, they are able to take tactical decisions such as calling upon the newbies and hooking them up in the tour. Once they do it, they build curiosity around the same. The feeling of ‘not knowing what’s in store for them’ triggers the audience to explore, and people happen to pour in- in large numbers.
Many a times, Vans Warped Tour has been able to showcase snowboarders performing their latest moves months before X-games could telecast them.
All in all, because of their pro-activeness, Vans Warped Tour happens to stand out in the front among other touring festivals held in North America.
The other reason which makes Vans Warped Tour greater than the rest is the variety. And why not- after all, there is no other place on the earth where you can witness more than one hundred bands jamming live along with a dozen of extreme sport athletes performing brave stunts! The kind of musical instruments, lights, stages, merchandize outlets and ramps make it nothing less than a pure entertainment package deal.
And if you think it is all about the youth then you are terribly mistaken. Vans Warped Tour has a ‘Reverse Daycare’ tent where you can leave your folks/ guardians and explore the attractions of the tour. You may check out the skateboarding ramp, BMX Stunt bikers, merchandize, play videos games or even grab a bite and once you are done with it, you can come back to the ‘Reverse Daycare’ and leave home with your folks.
In terms of audience, Vans Warped Tour swanks of a having a diverse one. Since the tour features a whole lot of bands featuring different styles of music such as Alternate Rock, Punk, SKA, Goth, Reggae and many more, it is obviously bound to happen. But the best part is, no matter how crazy the fans are for their favorites, yet they have a lot of respect for one another and for the universal appeal of music.
The kind of activities involved in the tour makes it easy to set up almost anywhere- be it a park, stadium or even a green pasture. As a result of which, Vans Warped Tour happens to be the most approachable festive event for the audience.
In true sense, the Vans Warped Tour can be called as a ‘Road Trip’. The Vans Warped Tour begins in middle of June and concludes in middle of August. For two months, the tour travels to different cities stretching across different parts of North America and Canada. In fact, a couple of years ago, the tour held fifty shows in less than sixty days entertaining more than seventy thousand people in North America. The tour has become so popular that off lately it has been able to go abroad to nations, such as Japan, New Zealand and Europe.
But if you are attending the Vans Warped Tour and you wish to add more fun to the experience, then there are a few things that you have to keep in mind. Firstly, you need to carry enough cash to buy food and drinks. But if cash is too heavy for you, then you may carry a credit card, because most of the vendors in here accept major credit cards. Secondly, do not forget to get your mobile phone. It could be a trouble to arrange change for calling up from phone booths. Thirdly, check the weather before you step out of your home. You may carry a sunscreen and a cap if it is hot. If the weather is cloudy, then grabbing an extra pair of shorts and a T shirt would be a good idea. But whatever it is, it is essential for you to wear comfortable shoes because you would have to run around a lot.