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:
Local pop punk band Send Request opening up the Vans Warped Tour and spraying the crowd with a super soaker at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton this afternoon! #Scranton #ScrantonPA #Nanticoke #NanticokePA #WilkesBarre #WilkesBarrePA #NEPA #music #band #show #concert #singer #vocalist #guitar #guitarist #bass #bassist #stage #warpedtour #vanswarpedtour #rock #rockmusic #punk #poppunk #punkrock #punkmusic #localband #supportlocal #summer #SendRequest
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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
Barb Wire Dolls
Being as an Ocean
Dance Gavin Dance
Hands Like Houses
Sick of It All
Too Close to Touch
The White Noise
Miscellaneous Warped Tour fun
by Keith Perks
Keith is an artist, photographer, and writer. He loves diners, dive bars, Southern culture, anything Irish, and vintage America. He knows Cytoxan kicks in after about eight hours and he once helped save a green pig.