Exclusive: Warped Tour Debut Report

 

Lineup includes NOFX,
Bad Religion, Guttermouth, Gallows, Thrice, 30!h3 and punk-rockin’ transvestite
Jeffree Star.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Summer’s here, which means the annual Warped Tour must be
headed to a city near you. It kicked off the other night, June 26, in Pomona, Calif.,
and BLURT’s own Scott Dudelson was there.

 

Writes Dudelson, “Despite scorching 95-degree weather,
15,000+ young punks (average age was well under 18), converged on the
fairgrounds to watch 70+ bands perform across the 8 different stages.  While each date on the tour features a
different line-up, this kick off show featured a powerful mix of old-school punks
with credibility, and some interesting acts that were left of the punk
mainstream.”

 

Among those Dudelson caught from the pit: NOFX, Bad
Religion, Guttermouth, Gallows, Thrice, 30!h3 and punk-rockin’ transvestite
Jeffree Star. (Of the latter, Dudelson advises, “If you decide to see Star when
the tour hits your city, be advised that his/her set is not for the faint of
heart or supporters of the far right.”)

 

You can read his full account, and check out exclusive
up-close-and-personal photos, in our concert reviews section.

 

 

 

 

 

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