Starring Lots of bands and skaters
Directed By: Joe Escalante and Kris Martinez
Studio: Image Entertainment/ Kung Fu Records
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With the 10th anniversary Vans Warped Tour upon us, a new Warped Tour 2003 DVD is now out, featuring many of the bands on the show last year. Excellent live footage, along with brief interviews in between captivate you in showing how the Warped Tour is every year.
Featuring some of the best bands in the punk, rock and emo genres, it’s no joke the Warped Tour is successful every year. One of the longest and most profitable festivals, Warped is where young kids go to see new and exciting music. I remember seeing the show back in 1996 and man, has it changed. Artist-wise and the crowd has grown exponentially. One thing that hasn’t really changed is the price of tickets. Where tours usually increase prices each year, Warped does not. Usually around a modest 25-30 dollars for a full day’s activities, which isn’t just bands. Each year some of the best in BMX and skaters come out and tour the country as well. Featured on the DVD is Face to Face, Mad Caddies, Pennywise, Poison the Well, Less Than Jake, Simple Plan, Andrew WK, Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, The Used and Suicide Machines to name, well a lot. That’s not all. Check out interviews with Fletcher of Pennywise, Mad Caddies, Less Than Jake, Face to Face. In the special features section there are extended interviews with some of the above mentioned, along with Andrew WK, BMXer Rick Thorne and many more.
I went to the show last year, and it was pretty fun. Just remember for you kids out there, it is a day long event and wear clothes that are comfortable, get there early, bring lots of money (good luck finding an ATM!) and the lineups change every day. That is something I really like about Warped and creator Kevin Lyman set up. Kevin and crew always mix it up, making a headliner different each night. I also like the different things to check out while waiting for your favorite bands to come on stage. Check out the skaters and BMXers on the half pipe or the motorcycles in the “hamster ball” or visiting the multiple stages. There is always something going on, and the dvd definitely gets that across.
Overall, the DVD is great with lots of excellent bands and interviews. If you miss out on the 10th Anniversary show, you will be disappointed!
– 1 hour of extended interviews
– Behind the Scenes Footage
– Lisa Johnson’s Photo Gallery
– “Music only” and “Interviews Only” features
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: Face to Face, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, Dropkick Murphys, Suicide Machines, Pennywise
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 105 minutes