Farewell, Warped Tour....
The last ever date of the seminal Warped Tour took place yesterday, and it’s no surprise that emotions were high as the event drew to a close for the final time.
The travelling rock tour began in 1995 and took place every year since, before founder Kevin Lyman announced that 2018’s edition would be the last.
Yesterday marked the tour’s final ever stop in West Palm Beach, Florida, where it seemed that the significance of the occasion wasn’t lost on the bands playing the final show.
In particular, Every Time I die marked the occasion by refusing to finish their set. After playing earlier in the day, guitarist Jordan Buckley returned to the stage at the very end.
Footage posted on Twitter shows him playing the main riff to ‘Map Change’ as the stage is dismantled in the background.
One fan wrote: “The deconstruction of the stage behind him while he plays the main riff from “Map Change” was a really sentimental and surreal moment.”
Fans also paid their own tributes to the tour online.
One wrote on Twitter: “Just think, the next generation will hear blink-182 say “I couldn’t wait for the summer and the warped tour” and have no idea what it is.”
Another asked: “The Warped Tour was responsible for some of the most incredible growing experiences of my life. 3 truly unforgettable summers that will forever be burned into my memory. Thank you always.”
Other bands on yesterday’s bill included Pennywise, Four Year Strong and Less Than Jake.