Vans Warped Tour 2017 came to Phoenix Arizona this past Thursday June 22nd with scorching temperatures reaching 112 degrees. Warped Tour has been touring the country every Summer since 1995 and is known for being especially sweaty, but this stop in Phoenix was among the hottest Warped has ever seen. Due to the heat, Warped pushed back the start time for the fest and also added some extra shade tents, misters, and water slides. Lines for the merch tents and artist signings snaked trough the crowd throughout the day. The seven stages offered a steady stream of incredibly talented artists with die hard fans. Many artists took care of their fans by spraying hoses out over the crowd and throwing their spare waters to those in the front. GWAR, one of the closers of the evening sprayed their fans with fake blood, solidifying their role as one of the most memorable and unique performances of the day.
This is one of Warped Tour’s first stops of the year so there are plenty more to come. Be sure to check out Warped Tour in your town. Check out some of our photos below from: American Authors, The Ataris, Attila, Barbed Wire Dolls, Bless The Fall, CKY, Dance Gavin Dance, Emmure, Fire From The Gods, GWAR, Hands Like Houses, Hawthorne Heights, I Prevail, Jule Vera, Knocked Loose, Memphis Mayfire, Microwave, Neck Deep, Our Last Night, Sammy Adams, Save Ferris, Stick To Your Guns, Sylar, and Too Close To Touch, which are only a fraction of the bands that performed on this leg of the tour!