On one of Warped Tour 2011’s stops, they came to the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Some of the acts on the tour included Paramore, 3OH!3, Every Avenue, Big D And The Kids Table, August Burns Red, Black Veil Brides, The Dangerous Summer, and Miss May I. You can check out our review after the break!
Warped Tour, something that is part of me and my friend’s summer rituals. Why? Because it brings some of the hottest bands in the underground music scene into one place. You will always find at least a couple of bands that you want to see and this year was no different.
Walking up to Warped Tour is like walking up to a mall on Black Friday. Every one can’t wait to get into the venue to listen to awesome music all day, just like shoppers looking forward to all the amazing deals! I was one of the people in line, waiting for the doors to open. Also, getting approached by bands that are following the tour trying to sell their CDs is something Warped Tour goers have come accustomed to over the years.
After getting into the venue, the first set I caught was from Miss May I on the Advent Stage. I have seen this band multiple times and every time I get a chance to catch their set, they just keep bringing it harder and harder. The energy throughout their set just keeps on growing and doesn’t stop. They are definitely a must see band on Warped Tour.
The Dangerous Summer was the next band I got to see, which was one of the bands that I definitely wanted to watch. This band has so much passion when they perform, especially their vocalist AJ. Watching them live, I couldn’t help but sing the words along with him. If you have never heard of this band, they are definitely a band worth checking out on the tour, you definitely won’t be disappointed by them.
Next set saw was from Black Veil Brides. We happened to be walking around aimlessly while they were setting up and decided to stick around. I have never listened to them prior, but once they had started their set, I was hooked. They were one of the tightest bands musically and definitely looked like badasses with their stage attire. I had intended to stick around for little bit to catch a song or two, but ended up staying for the entire set and enjoyed every single minute of it. If you are a fan of Motley Crue and/or Kiss, you will definitely fall in love with this band.
Walking up to the big blow up sign with the schedule, I had managed to catch a song or two from August Burns Red on the main stage. They were always a band that I have always wanted to see live but, never got the chance. This band is extremely talented and is as powerful live as they are on their record, which is something you can’t say for a lot of bands these days. Looking out above the crowd all I could see were kids going insane for them and moshing everywhere. I was glad I got to see them, even if it was just a few songs. I will definitely be catching them next time they come through.
We headed into the amphitheater and got to see Big D and The Kids Table. The first time I had ever seen this band was Warped Tour back in 2005 and I was surprised to see them on this year’s lineup. Even if you are not a fan of ska, you can definitely groove to their music. This band can put on a show and keep the crowd hooked the entire time. Kids were running around in the circle pits, jumping everywhere trying to get on the mic, and just having a great time. Their fans definitely didn’t seem disappointed after their set.
Next to them on the Nintendo 3DS stage was Every Avenue. Another band I have always wanted to see, but never got the chance. They played a few new songs off their new album “Bad Habits”, and right away those two songs were engraved into my head. The whole set felt as if I was listening to their CD instead of standing right in front of them. Another really tight band and easily one of my favorites out of the whole day.
We headed over to the main stage and got to catch 3OH!3 in the middle of their set. This is such a high energy band and so fun to watch. They definitely knew how to control the crowd and kept their whole set like an entire dance party. If you are into dance party music and just love to dance, 3OH!3 will most definitely be a band for you to go watch!
The last band I got to see was Paramore. They were only on a select few dates the entire tour and this happened to be one of them. It is always fun watching them live, they are all so full of energy, especially Hayley. Everyone around me knew the words to every single song and their wasn’t a single dull moment in their set. They decide to end with “Misery Business” and halfway through the song they slowed it down and pulled up a lucky girl to go up on stage and sing along with Hayley. Once the bridge ended and the guitar solo came in everything erupted and the crowd went absolutely wild. They definitely ended their set with a huge bang filling the air with red and yellow confetti. Probably the most entertaining band I got to watch and if you haven’t seen them before, you must make your way out to one of their shows!
Information about the review…
Tour: Warped Tour 2011
Bands: Paramore, 3OH!3, Every Avenue, Big D And The Kids Table, August Burns Red, Black Veil Brides, The Dangerous Summer, and Miss May I
Date: July 19, 2011
Venue: Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI