Yesterday July 14th I spent the day at Darien Center, New York at the 2010 Vans Warped Tour. I've been meaning to go for the last ten years and decided to partake suddenly on the Friday before. The journey up there with one of my good friends was uneventful. I laughed at some teenagers who all ran into each other causing a four car accident. Nobody was hurt so it's okay to laugh. I think. They were half a mile from the concert. Just more proof that kids are getting dumber. We were well supplied up by my wonderful girlfriend who made us sandwiches, suncreened me up and packed us plenty waters and treats. We parked outside the park at a local house to avoid getting out later in the evening.
We grabbed our sandwiches and made our way to the park. Turkey sandwiches were delicious! Really very satisfying. The walk was not too long. Was a nice little jaunt. Luckily we didn't bring food or water to bring in as the security was taking it all. I pulled my Droid out of my pocket before I was to be searched and they just let me in with out searching. Yet Tom was searched. Apparently I am not dangerous looking. Of course when we entered into the concert grounds it was sensory overload! So much going on! The tickets said the shows began at 12:00pm. Lies! Bands actually went on at 11:00am and we ended up missing a couple bands.
So started our quest to find a band listing so we could create a game plan for the day. We decided to make a circle around the show. We stopped and watched Hey, Monday play a song and continued on. I always hate buying merchandise early at a show as I end up carrying it the rest of the day and it was gonna be a really long day! So we just looked, no buy! Finally we found a schedule and created a semi plan for the day. I had one band I really cared about seeing for the day and that was Alkaline Trio!