VANS Warped Tour Turns Up the Vegas Heat

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In the midst of one of the hottest heat waves on record, Vans Warped Tour rolled into Vegas on Friday June 23rd to the Hard Rock Hotel and casino. This tour is a massive undertaking with over 50 bands and 7 different stages in Vegas, located throughout the Hard Rock property indoors and outdoors. There was also a small vendor village located outside in the rear parking lot, along with vendors located inside each of the staging areas.

This event was so spread out it was hard to actually gauge the size of the crowd, with 7 stages and bands going on every 30 minutes, it made it impossible to actually stop and watch an entire bands set. We literally had just enough time to shoot our 3 song allotment and dash off to the next stage to get shots of the next band on our list. The same for the fans, they had to pick and choose which bands to watch and it was a running game to catch the next set. The stages covered a lot of area, with a lot of distance between - 2 stages were located in the Joint inside the casino, the Vinyl stage also inside, 3 more stages were located in the back outdoor property, with another stage located upstairs on the beautiful pool area Soundstage.

It appeared that the stages were broken up with bands of similar genres, inside the 2 stages at the Joint the bands were more of the younger pop type, with the exception of bands like