Sights of Scranton, PA Warped Tour – through clouds and rain – Shutter always swamped

By: Brian Morgan

Sights of Scranton, PA  Warped Tour: rocking through clouds and rain (Shutter’s always swamped)

7.11.16 State Champs Scranton-9

Vans Warped Tour is a festival anyone can go to see an amazing lineup of bands at an affordable price. On July 11, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, I was able to enjoy the performances of Emarosa, Four Year Strong, New Found Glory, State Champs, and many more. The venue in Scranton is called The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. The drawbacks to it being at Montage Mountain is that it is on a mountain!

The venue is very large and it could take some time getting from band to band if you do not plan your schedule ahead of time— for Warped it’s a scramble day of for press about an hour before the music starts. Luckily this was not my first time at the venue. 2015 Warped Tour brought along a heavy rain storm; thankfully 2016 was a clear day, even having a cool morning breeze while concert-goers waited for the doors to open at 11 am.

7.11.16 New Found Glory Scranton-6

Set It Off was one of the first bands of the day to play and the set the day off on the right foot. People felt completely comfortable staying primarily at one stage all day with bands like The Maine, Sleeping With Sirens, Sum 41, New Found Glory, Less Than Jake, We The Kings, Yellowcard, and Four Year Strong performing on Journeys stages. However, I decided to take a different approach.

7.11.16 Silent Planet Scranton-12

I tried to watch as many sets as possible, especially for bands I had not seen live before like Chunk! No Captain Chunk or Silent Planet. Silent Planet has been gaining more and more recognition throughout the tour. For the Scranton date, Silent Planet had the chance to play on the Poseidon Stage for the first time on tour in comparison to playing on Full Sail Stage which they had for the previous dates.

7.11.16 State Champs Scranton-3

Performing with emotion and connecting with their audience, Silent Planet’s performance was one that stood out to me. They are also a band that was available all day to meet, I often saw lead singer Garrett Russell interacting with fans at the merch table—which had some of the coolest shirts on the tour as well. Vans Warped Tour is a great music experience regardless of what age you are. It is a place to enjoy music, meet the bands at their tables or even walk around the festival and also discovering organizations fighting for a cause.

 Sights of warped  –

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsChunk! No, Captain Chunk! 
7.11.16 Chunk! Scranton-7//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsCrown The Empire 7.11.16 Crown The Empire Scranton-16//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsEmarosa 7.11.16 Emarosa Scranton-4//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js7.11.16 Emarosa Scranton-2Ghost Town 7.11.16 Ghost Town Scranton-2//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsIssues7.11.16 Issues Scranton-10Knuckle Puck7.11.16 Knuckle Puck Scranton-3//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsNew Found Glory7.11.16 New Found Glory Scranton-27.11.16 New Found Glory Scranton-13Real Friends7.11.16 Real Friends Scranton-8Set it Off 7.11.16 Set It Off Scranton-37.11.16 Set It Off Scranton-4Silent Planet 7.11.16 Silent Planet Scranton-9Sleeping With Sirens7.11.16 Sleeping With Sirens ScrantonState Champs 7.11.16 State Champs Scranton-11Too Close to Touch7.11.16 Too Close To Touch Scranton-12We The Kings 7.11.16 We The Kings Scranton-47.11.16 We The Kings Scranton-37.11.16 We The Kings Scranton-6The Maine 7.11.16 The Maine Scranton

See full album of the day.

Remaining tour dates:

July 15 Pittsburgh, PA
July 16 Columbia, MD
July 17 Holmdel, NJ
July 19 Indianapolis, IN
July 20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 21 Cincinnati, OH
July 22 Detroit, MI
July 23 Chicago, IL
July 24 Shakopee, MN
July 26 Milwaukee, WI
July 27 St. Louis, MO
July 28 Bonners Spring, KS
July 30 Salt Lake City, UT
July 31 Denver, CO
Aug. 2 Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 3 Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 5 San Diego, CA
Aug. 6 San Francisco, CA
Aug. 7 Pomona, CA
Aug. 9 Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 11 Boise, ID
Aug. 12 Auburn, WA
Aug. 13 Portland, OR

See our other coverage of Vans Warped Tour this year –

Irreverent interviews in the rain at Warped Tour ‘16 (Charlotte) Part 1  Interviews with -Every Time I Die, Teenage Bottle Rocket, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Waterparks, Volumes, Dash Ten, Ballyhoo!, Less Than Jake, and Reel Big Fish.

Irreverent interviews in the rain at Warped Tour ‘16 (Charlotte) Part 2 Interviews with -Bad Seed Rising, Issues, and  Set it Off.

Gallery from Charlotte Warped

Interview with Kevin Lyman about HB2 bill.

A “How To” guide for Warped

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