Guest contributor Larry g(EE), winner of the OurStage @Warped national competition, gives us the final word on some of his Warped Tour highlights.
Larry g(EE) here, back again for one last recap of my experience on the Vans Warped Tour with OurStage. It hasn’t even been a full week since I got back from Warped, and I’m still feeling the aftermath (but I probably just miss it). I keep thinking James (our Warped tour manager) is going to wake me up at 7 am and tell me it’s time to get moving. Ahh, life on the road…on a bus! I loved it and have no complaints! I’ve told my friends back home that this was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever been a part of, both professionally and personally. I learned a lot from it, and I think that is the most important thing I’m going to take away from this amazing experience. Here are my Top 5 Moments on the Vans Warped Tour with OurStage.
1) AUBURN HILLS – I’ll never forget walking out of our bus into an empty parking lot at the Palace of Auburn Hills at 8 am to see it transformed into pure mayhem in the space of three hours. I had to pinch myself just looking out at the massive sea of people around all the different stages. It was almost like culture shock for me as I realized that this was going to be my life for the next 22 days. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, but we were here, and as soon as we hit the stage, we knew there was no looking back. We didn’t sell a single thing that day, but one thing is for sure – on a tour like this, there is no room for second guessing. You just have to dive in and go for it. Like James said, we eventually hit our stride, but day one will go down as one of the biggest moments for me.