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Anonymous sent: hi! :D im going to an all time low concert next week and i dont really know what to expect. its my first concert and im kind of nervous. i noticed you go to alot of concerts, could you give me some advice? i love your blog by the way :D

jaimesexiado:

ok dude i’ll give you like the whole concert advice deal

the day before the concert 

  • make sure you have a ride, you know what time you’re leaving, you know when/where to meet your friends, you’ve got your tickets in the mail or printed out, etc. get directions to the venue if you’re not familiar with the area.
  • plan your outfit - i recommend wearing jeans or shorts, a comfortable shirt, your favorite most comfortable bra/underwear, and strong but comfortable shoes (i prefer vans; any other sneakers will do, just avoid sandals, heels, boots, and toms)
  • take a shower- no one wants to smell or touch your stinky ass body. you can also do this the morning of the show. just please, be clean when you go to a concert.
  • get a good night’s sleep!

the morning/afternoon of the concert 

  • set your alarm to wake up with plenty of time to get ready and have time to spare. many people suffer from what i like to call “pre-concert stress” aka you’re really short on time and have a mini-breakdown before the concert. don’t let this happen to you ok
  • make sure you have everything you need before you leave the house!!! i recommend bringing a small drawstring backpack, a water bottle (most venues won’t let you bring them in though), a cell phone and charger, sweatshirt if it’s cold out, money for merch/water/food, and something to get signed if you expect to meet the band. some people also bring their cameras (non-professional point-and-shoot camera either digital or film). if yours is too big to fit in your pocket, then you probably shouldn’t bring it, because it could get easily lost/broken in the crowd (and will just get in the way). also don’t forget the tickets!
  • EAT AND DRINK a lot of (healthy) food and water before the show. you will get sick and/or pass out if you don’t do this. usually i eat a lot of fruit before the show because it fills me up and has a lot of healthy energy in it. i don’t recommend anything fried, such as fast food burgers and fries. don’t eat anything that usually makes you feel sick or poop a lot because you do not want to have to poop while you’re at a concert, i promise. i don’t recommend coffee or energy drinks before concerts, either.
  • get to the venue before doors open- check your ticket to see when they open. usually it’s 6pm but other times it’s 5 or 7. the time that you get there will vary. if you have some sort of vip, then you’ll have to get there in time for that. they’ll likely email you a day or two before the show to let you know. if you’re going with general admission, then any time in the afternoon will be fine. have your ticket(s) out and ready by the time doors open.

during the show 

  • make sure you have water with you. if you weren’t able to sneak a bottle in (i usually do this by wrapping it in my jacket in my bag, but sometimes they’re able to feel it when checking your bag) then quickly buy one before getting in the crowd. it’s expensive but that’s what you have to expect. hopefully they’ll let you keep the cap on it, but you might want to bring your own cap just in case (that way you’ll be able to save the water until you absolutely need it). if/when guards pass out water, don’t be a hog. take a couple of sips and pass it on. 
  • dude, put your hair up. like before any bands even come on. seriously, no one wants your hair all over their face, and you don’t want it sticking to your face and mouth either. it’ll just really get in the way unless you put it up.
  • be selfish, but not too selfish. people will try and take advantage of you in the crowd. everyone has one goal: get as close to the front as possible. so you’re going to experience a lot of pushing and a lot of bitchy people. things that are acceptable: pushing through people, saying “excuse me,” elbowing people, leaning forward, ignoring people who tell you to stop pushing, not letting people through when they try and push past you, telling people to “shut the fuck up” when they whine complain about the crowd. things that are not acceptable: hitting, kicking, hair pulling, spitting, biting, pushing people down, insulting people, stomping on feet, complaining and whining about the crowd. always make sure to help people if they need it. if someone’s sick and trying to get out of the crowd, then do all you can to help them.
  • concert etiquette: i explained this in the above bullet a bit but here i’ll add onto it. yelling things like “I LOVE YOU ALEX” and “PLAY CIRCLES” are basically the worst idea. not only is it annoying to everyone around you and everyone taking videos, it’s also annoying to the band. they know you love them. and they have expertly assembled and practiced their set, which they worked insanely hard to do. they’re not going to play a different song just because your whiny ass wants them to. and it’s offensive to them, because they get the message that you’re not enjoying the songs they picked out. another thing that’s not okay is pulling someone away from the barricade. that is basically the one spot in the crowd that you’ll ever be where you’re not worrying about people taking it from you. barricade is a privilege, and something you work very hard for. you can’t just take that away from somebody. chances are, a few people at barricade will leave before the end of the show, and then you’ll have your chance to take their spot. but until then, suck it up and stay 2nd or 3rd row, you piece of shit.
  • probably the most important thing is your health. if you’re in the crowd and begin feeling sick or fatigue, then please get out of there. you don’t want to spend the night of your first concert in the hospital. get out, drink some water, sit down, take a few minutes to breathe. you may even want to step into the bathroom where it’s more quiet and less chaotic. 

some other stuff

  • be kind and considerate but don’t allow other people to take advantage of you or ruin the night for you. everyone’s just there to have a good time.
  • since it’s your first concert, don’t expect to get too far. you have to build up experience and get used to the way it works in order to do “good”. just enjoy it, take it all in and try your best to have a great time no matter what. 
  • i’ve learned that you have a much better time when you focus more on the moment and less on pictures/video. you’ll remember it a lot better that way, and you’ll be remembering the actual event, not just some photos. taking a few pictures for twitter and tumblr is fine, but don’t be one of those people who films the entire set so they can put it on youtube. what fun is that?
  • learn the songs from the setlist ahead of time. nothing’s more embarrassing than standing there in a singing crowd, having no idea what the words to the song are. 
  • if you plan on going somewhere afterwards and want to look good then you might want to bring a hairbrush and makeup. crowds can leave you looking pretty screwed up.
  • don’t bring a lot of money in the crowd. if you have a parent or someone else going with you that’s not entering the crowd, then let them hold your money. if not, then only bring a small amount to keep with you. it’s so easy to lost money at concerts- trust me, i once lost $150 in an all time low crowd.
  • make sure your phone is charged. you want to be able to call someone in an emergency.

don’t stress too much about it! everyone’s had a first concert before. it may seem scary but it’s really not once you get into it. just focus on having fun and seeing your favorite(?) band!

2014 Acoustic Basement Artists Announced Playing Warped This Summer

officialwarped:

This week the Vans Warped Tour announces the following artists will be performing this summer in the 2014 Acoustic Basement Presented By Full Sail University: Elder Brother, Anthony Raneri (Bayside), Brian Marquis, Allison Weiss (7/20-8/3), Front Porch Step, Mike Herrera (MXPX (6/28, 6/29, 7/6-7/19)), Nick Santino (A Rocket To The Moon), Buttons(6/20-6/25), Better Off(7/22-7/29), I The Mighty (7/12-8/3), Bad Rabbits, PJ Bond(7/6-7/19), Tess Dunn(6/21), Young Statues (6/13-7/6), Light Years, That’s Not My Baby (6/20-6/25), Young Statues, Divided Heaven (7/20, 7/30-8/3) and Rob Lynch (6/13-7/6)
 
They join the over 90+ bands and artists announced since December who’ll make up the 2014 Vans Warped Tour lineup. Check out the tour bands page to see all the acts performing at your local show

The tour kicks off on June 13th in Houston and tickets and more can be found on vanswarpedtour.com

my introduction post!!!

i’m kasey. i’m one of the new members of this page. 

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we’re “hiring”!

since suhey and i are going to both be pretty busy this summer in comparison to the last two years, we’re looking for one or two new members to help us out with posting and stuff. more details are under the read more:

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some updates and stuff regarding my involvement with the blog this year etc (coming from rhianna btw)

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by the way, updates about the blog coming shortly

have any of you been to the nikon @ jones beach amphitheater in wantagh long island??? that’s where i’m going to warped this year and i kinda want to know what the venue will be like

-rhianna

officialwarped:

Your first look at the custom #warpedtour jerseys coming soon to the brand new and soon to launch Warped webstore. You’ll be able to choose from one of three sleeve colors (blue, red or yellow) and you’ll be able to customize the back with your favorite two digit number and your name, nickname, hashtag etc on the back. A true one of a kind item. Also as an added bonus if you’re sporting one of these at a #warpedtour show you might be tapped on the back by a spotter and be able to see a band on the side of stage, go backstage, join us for a BBQ or other fun experiences. The store opens soon but sign up today to get first word on these tops - http://vanswarpedtour.com/store
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officialwarped:

Your first look at the custom #warpedtour jerseys coming soon to the brand new and soon to launch Warped webstore. You’ll be able to choose from one of three sleeve colors (blue, red or yellow) and you’ll be able to customize the back with your favorite two digit number and your name, nickname, hashtag etc on the back. A true one of a kind item. Also as an added bonus if you’re sporting one of these at a #warpedtour show you might be tapped on the back by a spotter and be able to see a band on the side of stage, go backstage, join us for a BBQ or other fun experiences. The store opens soon but sign up today to get first word on these tops - http://vanswarpedtour.com/store

Warped Tour Announces Six More Bands (1/22-1/29)

calibertv:

Warped Tour have announced six more bands for next Summer’s festival. Check out who got announced by hitting the “Read More.”

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thiss-is-a-wastelanddd sent: Do you know like for the $200 donation the one where you get to go side stage for one band do we get to choose the band and by side stage do they mean like actually on the stage but in the back orrr?

it varies but you get a pass to go on both back or side for any stage except main, which how it was last year

Warped Tour 2014 Bands (updated 1/15/14)

baesment:

Air Dubai
For Today
Mixtapes
Stray from the Path
Teenage Bottlerocket

Attila
Mayday Parade
Plague Vender
The Protomen
Tear Out the Heart

A Skylit Drive
Beartooth
The Ghost Inside
I the Mighty (7/12-8/3)
Saves the Day

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
The Color Morale
The Devil Wears Prada
NiT GriT
The Ready Set

Anberlin (6/14-7/6, 7/16-8/3)
Cute Is What We Aim For
Enter Shikari (7/9-8/3)
Issues
Survive This!

Crown The Empire
The Maine
State Champs
Volumes

*bold are this week’s announced bands

12/18 Band Announcement

The Ghost Inside, A Skylit Drive, and more announced for Warped 2014 

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HEY i’m selling band things (again) INCLUDING AUTOGRAPHS YAY

jaimesexiado:

i added more things bc im gay

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MAYDAY PARADE and more just announced for warped (including mayday parade) (wow)

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hey the blog and pages are all updated for 2014!!! yay