Warped Tour invades Scranton

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Today marks this year’s Scranton stop on the Vans Warped Tour. The tour features over 70 bands playing on over 5 stages.

The acts playing Warped come from as far as Australia, but there are a number of bands from Pennsylvania playing today’s stop. Local Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands winners can be seen throughout the day on the Ernie Ball stage and touring band Rivers Monroe from Philadelphia can be seen on the stage at 3:55 p.m.

Lancaster metalcore stalwarts August Burns Red are playing the main stage at 6:10, while Philadelphia pop-punk veterans The Wonder Years are closing the show at 8:10 p.m.

Warped Tour is an all-day event that requires constant physical activity, so be sure to stay properly hydrated. Medical tents are available, as well as a parents lounge.

5:00 p.m. Update:

Things got wet at Warped in at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, but the rain didn’t stop the show–it actually served to highlight some of the tour’s Acoustic Basement acts.

Transit, a pop-punk band from Boston, played a traditional electric set earlier in the day, but they took to the Acoustic Basement stage just as the rain started. Fans poured in as Transit opened with a fan favorite from their breakthrough album “Listen and Forgive.” Dan Campbell follows at 5:20 p.m. with material from his solo project, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties.

Some concertgoers got their concert going in before the rain began to fall. Noah Mead from Binghamton, New York, said that she fell and busted herself open at a band’s set, but she was really pumped about the experience. Kendra Smith from Hanover Township was covered in body paint and was excited about the enthusiasm surrounding the event.

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Gene Axton