Jule Vera, Stacked Like Pancakes, Bless the Fall (and a short on-stage appearance by Lights and Rocket) and Memphis May Fire graced the Full Sail Live Venue. There was also a few special on stage guest; such as, Beebs from Beebs and Her Money Makers, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and Fronzilla of Attila.
As always, there are going to be a large of array of non-profits joining Vans Warped Tour. Between set changes Kevin Lyman, the creator of Warped Tour and the host of last night's Kick-Off party, highlighted a few sponsors that I feel are worth mentioning. As per tradition every year, Warped Tour attendees bring canned food goods to Feed Our Children Now to support local food pantries in exchange for a skip the line pass. It is most vital that attendees support this cause this summer because it is projected that food pantries are going to need help this year more than ever. Another sponsor that I feel needs to be highlighted in MusiCares. MusiCares provides a safety net for music people in times of need. As a matter of fact, this organization helped the lead singer of Microwave, Nathan Hardy, who otherwise would not have been able to seek out medical help for his dislocated shoulder.
Vans Warped Tour is a place of education, philanthropy, music and community. This is not just a music festival. This is a lifestyle.
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