#WarpedTour: guest post by @jordanrachael feat @lights @taylormomsen @OfficialAAR

Earlier this summer I sent two people as Casie Stewart Brand Ambassadors to Vans Warped Tour – Mike Albertini & Jordan Rachel. I gave them all access media & back stage. I asked Jordan to write about her experience & here it is.

I’m Jordan, reporting for casiestewart.com … Van’s Warped Tour 2010.

The Van’s Warped Tour is known to have one of the biggest set lists for any concert, with 70+ bands appearing at our hometown Toronto date, there was no shortage of genres represented.

From the smooth poppy vocals of newly acclaimed Mike Posner, to the grungy rock sound of Taylor Momsen’s band The Pretty Reckless, fans of all kind gathered to see their favourite bands.I had the opportunity to get all access, backstage, media access with my partner in crime Michael Albertini.

One of the first things Mike and I saw was a pretty tough looking dude sporting a “F**K JUSTIN BEIBER” tshirt.. (yes, spelt like that). From then on, we knew that this day would be one for the history books. The first artist we knew we had to see was Mike Posner, and as I suspected, with him came along a following of loyal fangirls. Although fairly new to the scene, or at least to my knowledge of him, he’s had a pretty steady crowd goin’ on. I guess that hit “Cooler Than Me” has really caught on!

Soon after, we hit a few other bands such as The Cab, and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (They were insane!!!)

Then it was time for The Pretty Reckless, and most importantly for us: T.MOM!

Not gonna lie, I have been a big fan of Gossip Girl for a while now, but let me tell you I have now seen Lil’ J in a whole new light… and I loved it! She had passion, and surprisingly, she’s got pipes!! Afterward we had to meet her.. duh.

Throughout the day, we spent a little time back in the crew’s area to scope the scene..
We had encounters such as chatting with T.Mom in her pajamas, talking to Lights about her “Lights Army” and running into Tyson Ritter of the All American Rejects while he was cruisin’ on his skateboard.

Then it was back to the bands, from Mayday Parade (a personal fave) to the All American Rejects, to a childhood flashback Sum 41. Deryck Whibley hasn’t changed one bit since the old days! Apart from his split from Avril Lavinge. Our last band of the night was quite a nice change of pace, metal/hardcore band from Queens, New York, Emmure. They had one of the most insane crowds of the night, but I guess that’s what comes with the genre. The fans really do go all out.

Overall, my experience at the 2010 Van’s Warped Tour was pretty awesome, I saw some bands I’ve been dying to see for years, had the opportunity to photograph them, and even speak to a few personally.

Warped Tour ’10, you were sweet.
– Jordan Rachael (@jordanrachael)


    • Casie
      August 19, 2010 / 10:34 am


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