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Vans Warped 2005 Tour preview

June 18 - August 15, 2005

Story of the Year
Story of the Year
My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
Non Point
Non Point

Preview by Karen Bondowski
Photos by Phil Bonyata, Karen Bondowski
Andy Argyrakis, Tony Bonyata

Vans Warped Tour is about to hit the road and will likely take a side street to your city soon. With the red hot heatAvenged Sevenfold of acts such as My Chemical Romance, Dropkick Murphys, The Offspring, Avenged Sevenfold and MXPX and countless other bands ready to burn the stage - this is certainly the year's best value for the young punker's buck. Get ready to stand the heat because this is truly an all day event. There's plenty of beer and water to be had as the summer rays will certainly takes it's toll. One of the main problems is with so many stages and acts running at the same time you're often left with too many choices. Make sure to check the billboards scattered throughout the festival and jot down the times and stages of your favorite bands. Don't forget to checkout some of the smaller stages with some unknown bands. This is the real fun of the event - to discover a cool new band.
If you keep your eyes peeled, chances are you'll see a member of one of your favorite bands walking around the festival. You can also check out the professional bikers and skateboarders doing their fanciful stuff. Then it's off to grab your water bottle and go shopping at the endless merchandise tents where you can buy CDs, all sorts of different clothing, jewelry, etc. There'll be plenty of food to replenish your spirit and drive. That way you'll be ready to take on the next act with renewed enthusiasm. Make sure to bring a backpack as there are tons of free items circulating the grounds - like stickers and CDs and the likes. Most bands usually show up at their music tents after their set to meet up with fans and do autographs. Vans Warped is truly a rock and roller's paradise - just don't forget to bring along enough cash and sunscreen.

Vans Warped Acts
All American Rejects
Avenged Sevenfold
Billy Idol
Billy Talent
Boys Night Out
Dropkick Murphys
The Explosion
Fall Out Boy
From First To Last
Funeral For A Friend
Hawthorne Heights
Hidden In Plain View
Hot Rod Circuit
Matchbook Romance
The Matches
Me Without You
Motion City Soundtrack
Much The Same
My Chemical Romance
Non Point
No Use For A Name
The Offspring
Over It
Plain White Tees
Reggie & The Full Effect
Relient K
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Senses Fail
Simple Plan
Something Corporate
The Starting Line
Story Of The Year
Strike Anywhere
Strung Out
Tsunami Bomb
Simple Plan
Simple Plan
Billy Idol
Billy Idol
Something Corporate
Something Corporate
CONCERT SCHEDULE "Vans Warped Tour '05"
Sat 06/18/05 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
Sun 06/19/05 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Tue 06/21/05 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
Wed 06/22/05 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri 06/24/05 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
Sat 06/25/05 Houston, TX Reliant Center @ Reliant Park
Sun 06/26/05 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 06/28/05 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico St. Univ.
Wed 06/29/05 Peoria, AZ Peoria Sports Complex
Thu 06/30/05 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre
Fri 07/01/05 Long Beach, CA California State University
Sat 07/02/05 San Francisco, CA Pier 30 / 32
Sun 07/03/05 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
Mon 07/04/05 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Wed 07/06/05 Pomona, CA Los Angeles County Fairplex
Thu 07/07/05 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Fri 07/08/05 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Sat 07/09/05 George, WA The Gorge
Sun 07/10/05 Saint Helens, OR Columbia Meadows
Tue 07/12/05 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium
Thu 07/14/05 Calgary, AB Race City Speedway
Fri 07/15/05 Bozeman, MT Valley Ice Garden
Sat 07/16/05 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun 07/17/05 Denver, CO Invesco Field At Mile High
Wed 07/20/05 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Thu 07/21/05 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheater
Fri 07/22/05 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat 07/23/05 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center
Sun 07/24/05 Minneapolis, MN HHH Metrodome
Tue 07/26/05 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.
Thu 07/28/05 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi
Fri 07/29/05 Montreal, QC TBA
Sat 07/30/05 Barrie, ON Molson Park
Sun 07/31/05 Pontiac, MI Pontiac Silverdome
Mon 08/01/05 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion @Star Lake
Wed 08/03/05 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
Thu 08/04/05 Jacksonville, FL Fairgrounds
Fri 08/05/05 Saint Petersburg, FL Vinoy Waterfront Park
Sat 08/06/05 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
Sun 08/07/05 Orlando, FL Tinker Field
Mon 08/08/05 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amp. Charlotte
Tue 08/09/05 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Bch. Amp
Wed 08/10/05 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
Thu 08/11/05 Scranton, PA Ford Pavilion @ Montage Mountain
Fri 08/12/05 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center At The Waterfront
Sat 08/13/05 New York, NY Randalls Island
Sun 08/14/05 Old Bridge, NJ Englishtown Raceway
Mon 08/15/05 Northampton, MA Three County Fairgrounds

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