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PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/10/17

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In 23 years, the annual Vans Warped Tour has stopped in Scranton many times, but 2017 offered a surprising lineup that drew fans of all ages to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Monday, July 10.

With over 60 bands like GWAR, Hatebreed, CKY, Anti-Flag, Sick of It All, Valient Thorr, The Ataris, Big D and the Kids Table, Silverstein, and Hawthorne Heights representing many different genres across seven stages, NEPA Scene was able to photograph 21 while interviewing groups throughout the day live on Facebook.

Nanticoke pop punk band Send Request won a contest to play the show, starting the day with some original songs, flannel, and a super soaker:

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Just when we were getting tired, the crazy, theatrical, and hilariously grotesque GWAR opened their set with a bit of Black Sabbath, a little decapitation, and a lot of blood that sprayed us and everyone else cheering up front:

The tour’s official Mutant Pit Blog also filmed in Scranton, talking to some of the vendors about the organizations they represent and featuring bands like The Alarm, CKY, and Sonic Boom Six:

Our photos are organized alphabetically below, ending with a gallery of music fans and random fun.

Listen to NEPA Scene’s interviews with GWAR, Anti-Flag, Valient Thorr, Big D and the Kids Table, and Silverstein here, see photos from last year’s Warped Tour in Scranton here, and check out photos of GWAR playing the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg back in 2014 here.

After the Burial


The Ataris

Barb Wire Dolls

Being as an Ocean




Dance Gavin Dance



Hands Like Houses


Hawthorne Heights

I Prevail

Sick of It All


Street Dogs

Too Close to Touch

Valient Thorr

The White Noise

Miscellaneous Warped Tour fun