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After almost a quarter of a century, and having showcased upwards of 1700 bands, Warped Tour as we know it will come to an end when summer 2018 does. For the most mainstream of Americans who never attended, the tour always looked like an outlier -- a noisy summertime day out for the same kids that shopped at Hot Topic, wore too much eyeliner, and learned HTML by editing their MySpace profiles. Truthfully though, Warped Tour's impact on mainstream pop culture was enormous.

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Warped Tour started out scrappy. It was 1995, pop punk was just starting to explode out of the underground -- thanks to Green Day's major label debut, Dookie -- and founder Kevin Lyman , having spent three years working on the Lollapalooza tour, recognized a gap in the festival market. That first Warped was 25 dates -- a breeze for bands and crews who later got used to the jaunt going on for twice as long. No one could foresee back then just how big -- or long-running -- this juggernaut would become.

While Warped's biggest impact has been taking underground culture and smearing it across America in broad daylight every summer, what is so often forgotten is that this was also the venue used by the likes of Katy Perry and Eminem to launch their careers to wider audiences. It's where Sonny Moore started out (in a band named From First to Last ) before he metamorphosed into EDM megastar, Skrillex . It's where No Doubt spent their summer the year before they exploded on a global scale.

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Dominic Davi , Oakland-based bassist of  Tsunami Bomb , has been attending Warped since 1995 and playing it since 2001. "It's so easy to forget now," he says, "but when it started, and for a long time into it, the bands Warped Tour was assembling did not get played on the radio. They were not featured on festival lineups. Kevin Lyman helped shine a light onto all these bands that were drawing various amounts on their own, but together could fill a festival. That took a lot of vision."

"In the end," Davi continues, "Warped launched all these careers and was directly responsible for the punk rock explosion that happened in the early 2000s. That's quite a feat."

Warped Tour, especially in its earliest years, acted this way, year upon year, launching artists out of obscurity and into the eyeline of the mainstream. Blink 182, a band that was long considered too crude and provocative for mainstream success, appeared on three out of the four Warpeds between 1996 and 1999. It's no coincidence that by 2000, they were one of the biggest bands in the country.

Not only did Warped change how punk rock was treated by mainstream music culture, it had an indelible impact on the lives of the thousands of people who lived and worked on the tour over the years, some of whom came back annually, without fail. Along the way, it also helped to further unify a nationwide community of punks, rebels, and renegades.

Dominic Davi compares spending a summer on the tour to "running away with the circus." Photographer Lisa Johnson , whose work documenting Warped Tour has been featured on the covers of several official compilations, as well as in the book, Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years on the Road With Vans , elaborates: "Warped Tour is a place where seemingly anything is possible. Utopia. Hard work and happiness, plus some fun in the sun. There is just always something magic in the air."

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The unique spirit of Warped is precisely why hundreds of people have stepped up, year after year, to work in unbearably high temperatures, notoriously dusty environs, facing parking lot after parking lot with few views of the outside world (unless you count the occasional midnight trip to Wal-Mart) for weeks on end.

It's difficult to fathom why anybody would want to spend an entire summer in those conditions -- until you actually do it. In 2006, I joined Warped Tour for five days to write a story for a British rock magazine. Somehow, five days turned into seven weeks. I skipped my flight home to sell merch for one of the bands I had met along the way, and had zero regrets about hitting 'pause' on the rest of my life to do so.

For thousands of us, Warped has always been that way -- once you get caught in its vortex, it's hard to extricate yourself from it. "It's this huge production," Davi says, "with so many moving parts. It's hard work. You are moving all day. I think you have to be a particular personality to love that life. I always did."

The video below that Lisa Johnson took at a backstage party in 2014, effectively sums up the hilarity, unified chaos, and good-natured anarchy of Warped Tour (and also why the nightly after-show barbecues have become the stuff of legend). Take into account that the people you see in this clip are the people working the tour -- crew members, band members, merch people, stage hands. Work days may be long and conditions may sometimes be hard, but on the best nights, this is what happens once the ticket-buying public leaves:

There's no doubting that in recent years Warped Tour has, to some degree at least, lost its niche, while also weathering some damaging storms. "In many ways," Davi notes, "I think when the bands on the tour became bands that the radio and MTV embraced, it became harder to preserve that core exclusivity and unique feeling that Warped Tour had. At first it made the tour bigger, but having to chase the trends and adapt to bands with more exposure, I think made it more difficult to make the tour a special experience. By trying to please everyone they had a harder time pleasing anyone."

The summer tour's time might be drawing to a close, but Warped promises to live on in other capacities: there will be some sort of 25th anniversary celebration, and the first Warped Rewind at Sea cruise just happened last month. More than that though, the tour leaves behind a legacy. It impacted a couple of generations of punk, emo and hardcore bands, as well as their fans. Warped brought a newfound acceptance of alternative culture to all corners of the country. It was a confidence builder for teens who felt alienated in their suburban high schools; it was a training camp for small bands, and a springboard for larger ones; and, for a long while there, it fundamentally changed the fabric of alternative music in America.

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Vans Warped Tour at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

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The rumors are true… This year, after 24 glorious roadshows, Vans Warped Tour hits the highway for the final time! Landing at BB&T Pavilion on Friday 13th July 2018, the Warped Tour pulls no punches with its mighty line-up, bringing back a bunch of festival favorites for this epic swansong, including: Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, The Used, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Underoath, All Time Low, Frank Turner, Bowling For Soup, Silverstein, Everytime I Die, The Maine, Mayday Parade, Knuckle Puck, The Amity Affliction, and Motionless In White!

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A Return Home For CKY As Warped Tour Takes Over Camden, NJ

July 8, 2017 / 4:47 PM EDT / CBS Philadelphia

By Michael Cerio

CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) -- The kids are still alright.

The annual traveling circus of Warped Tour rolled into BB&T Pavilion on Friday for its 23rd edition, drawing out a new generation of punks and a smattering of seasoned well-moshed veterans.

With seven stages and a sea of merchandise tents and activist messages, the Camden parking lot once again filled up for a midday rite of passage for young music fans. The lineup like most years straddled the line of old and new with current sensations like Andy Black playing the indoor main stage as senior circuit members like Strung Out and Sick Of It All gutted it out on the paved paradise.

This year's star at this stop was CKY. The West Chester band returned this year with a new album and played in the shadow of the Philadelphia skyline for the first time in seven years. To celebrate, the whole Margera clan was out to support CKY drummer Jess Margera for his homecoming. Brother Bam Margera, back and healthy, led parents April and Phil on stage along with Jess' kids for a chanting introduction.

We had a chance to catch up with CKY before their return on Friday. You can hear the full interview with Jess Margera above.

In an effort to seek out the best and weirdest of this year, we also caught up with several bands not of this world that graced the Warped Tour stage.

There's GWAR , the interplanetary warriors whose stage theatrics are only bested by their galactic sense of humor. We got some details on their upcoming album after they threatened to kill us all.

We also met Valient Thorr , who originally hails from Venus – but now resides in Virginia. These Southern slingers of rock are back on the Warped Tour for the first time in over a decade.

Alestorm is from earth, but they specialize in Pirate Metal. That's metal music about the high seas, treasure, and more fun than you can shake a pegleg at. Their lead singer Chris was nice enough to explain all his food-themed tattoos to us.

And finally we found Anti-Flag , hailing from Pittsburgh and steeped in a tradition of punk rock activism. We caught up with the band about political engagement, the legacy of Warped Tour, and a lot more.

This year's Warped Tour makes another stop in Scranton on Monday July 10th, and will be Holmdel, NJ at the PNC Bank Arts Center on July 15th.

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The Warped Tour is always one of the biggest rock shows of the summer, and in 2009 it will have a new Central Jersey home.

The tour will move from Raceway Park in Englishtown -- its Central Jersey location of recent years -- to Monmouth Park in Oceanport, according to an itinerary posted on the website WarpedTour.com. The Oceanport show will be July 19. There will also be Warped concerts July 17 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden and July 18 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

All-day Warped shows have taken place annually in Englishtown since 2004. For the nine years prior to that, the tour stopped in Asbury Park. The annual punk-oriented package tour, which will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2009, will undergo some other changes as well, with only one main stage (instead of two) and 40-minute sets instead of the customary half-hour.

"We went to one main stage for a couple reasons," wrote Warped creator Kevin Lyman on WarpedTour.com . "1) Many of these bands have been around for a long time and have many songs to choose from, so this year instead of limiting them to five or six songs they will have 40 minutes to play all your favorite songs from the past and a couple new ones too. 2) I know times are tough so it was important to me to figure out how to keep the ticket price low this year -- this way we can accomplish that AND still put on an awesome show!"

Ticket prices for Englishtown last year were $27.75 in advance, $40 at the gate.

The tour has also posted a partial list of participating bands. Not all of them, though, will be at every show: Specific lineups for each date will be announced later.

Here are some acts that will be featured at some '09 Warped shows:

3OH!3; A Day to Remember; A Skylit Drive; Alexisonfire; Anti-Flag; Bad Religion; Bayside; Big D and the Kids Table; Black Tide; Bouncing Souls; Breathe Carolina; Brokencyde; Cash Cash; Chiodos; Dance Gavin Dance; Dear and the Headlights; Dirty Heads; Escape the Fate; Every Avenue; Flogging Molly; Gallows; Hit the Lights; I Set My Friends on Fire; Jeffree Star.

Less Than Jake; Lights; Meg and Dia; Millionaires; NOFX; Outernational; P.O.S.; Saosin; Scary Kids Scaring Kids; Senses Fail; Shad; Silverstein; Sing it Loud; Streetlight Manifesto; Tat; The A.K.A.s; The Architects; The Ataris; The Devil Wears Prada; The Maine; The White Tie Affair; There For Tomorrow; Therefore I Am; Thrice; TV/TV; Underoath; Valencia; Westbound Train.

Ticket information is not yet available.

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What we saw and heard the day New Jersey left Camden behind

C AMDEN — Just after noon on Thursday, surrounded by wind-whipped spectators and clear blue skies, the Battleship New Jersey, a focal point of the local waterfront since 2001, made its highly anticipated departure from Camden with a celebratory send-off.

Hours later, the floating museum "made great time," finishing the first leg of its journey at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal just after 3:15 p.m., said Marshall Spevak, CEO of the museum and memorial, shaving time off of its original anticipated arrival between 4 and 6 p.m.

The New Jersey's voyage began as four tugboats pulled the massive vessel into the Delaware River to the sounds of a large crowd's cheers and the waving of many an American flag.

Spectators jammed against the cool, metal railings at the front of the ship's pier, trying to get the best view and photos as the 887-foot vessel was rotated to head downstream. People stood on benches to get a higher angle, and parents held their children, bundled in layers against the cold.

"Bye bye New Jersey Battleship," said Holden Weikel, clutching his miniature figurine of the ship while his father, Derek Weikel, lifted him up for a better view.

Strong winds and music from the Camden Creative Arts High School Band drowned out any creaking of the ship during her departure, but the crowd's eager excitement, coming in ebbs and flows of cheers and silence, was palpable in the frigid air.

On the other side of the railing, passengers watched from the river aboard two cruise ships — the Rendezvous and Spirit of Philadelphia — that trailed the "Big J's" security perimeter.

Just a short time earlier, one of the battleship's saluting guns fired rounds that awed the crowd of some 2,000 people, and two New Jersey State Police helicopters conducted a flyover on the waterfront, forcing viewers to turn their gaze upward toward the top of the towering ship. The smell of gunpowder filled the air, and the eager audience of battleship trustees, military and navy veterans, and naval history fanatics filled the pier with eager chatter.

Away from the packed pier and Camden waterfront walkway, onlookers turned out to various viewing spots along the battleship's trek to Paulsboro, taking off from school and work.

People poured out along her route, gathering at Gloucester City's Freedom Pier, Red Bank Battlefield in National Park and Eagle Point in West Deptford.

Bringing back the 'Navy days'

Earlier in the morning, the museum's gift shop quickly drew a crowd, with veterans and others huddling to escape the nipping cold.

The temperature was just above the freezing point, and a chilling wind blew along the waterfront. But the crowd's energy was warm with excitement and a camaraderie unique to the countless veterans that were in attendance.

John Quinesso, a 98-year-old Navy veteran of World War II, described the day's events and the turnout as "wonderful."

The Vineland man didn't serve on the battleship but became a tour guide in 2001 to "get back on the water."

Seeing fellow vets and volunteers on Thursday "brings back the Navy days," he said.

Norman Bloomfield, a 90-year-old Navy veteran, carried decades-old photographs depicting his history with the "Black Dragon," another nickname for the battleship.

Bloomfield came to Camden in the early 2000s to work on the ship's restoration. Being back on the pier, he said, "brought back memories," as he removed his yellow gloves to shuffle through the pictures, blue ink detailing the date and location on the back of each.

The battleship's 'Bon Voyage'

As the gates opened at 10 a.m., volunteers distributed American flags and programs to people already carrying blankets, cameras and Navy memorabilia.

And when bugler Nan LaCorte played the National Anthem, the only other sounds to be heard were the winds whipping the battleship's flags and the whirring blades of distant helicopters.

Spevak described the historic ship as a “tapestry of 45,000 sailors and Marines" during his opening remarks.

He also drew laughter by describing the ship as "another in a long line of truly great Jersey girls” who doesn't pump her own gas.

Over 400 people, bundled in layers and military paraphernalia, were gathered on the pier, but many more had amassed back along the waterfront walkway.

Other guests of note, like New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Camden Mayor Vic Carstarphen, U.S. Rep Donald Norcross and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin all delivered speeches, which they'd joked about shortening due to the uncomfortable weather.

Sparking laughter from attentive audience members with each address as the minutes to departure ticked down, each person at the podium crafted a love letter to the ship, to Camden and to the nation's servicemen and women, past and present.

Kaitlyn McCormick writes about trending issues and community news across South Jersey for the Courier-Post, The Daily Journal and the Burlington County Times. If you have a story she should tell, email her at [email protected]. And subscribe to stay up to date on the news you need.

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Holden (left) and Derek Weikel (right) watch the Battleship New Jersey depart Camden.

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    The Vans Warped Tour, July 25, 2008 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/ Getty Images) ... Warped Tour, especially in its earliest years, acted this way, year upon year, launching artists out of obscurity and into the eyeline of the mainstream. Blink 182, a band that was long considered too crude and provocative for mainstream success ...

  3. [REMASTERED] Sublime

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  4. Vans Warped Tour

    Freedom Mortgage Pavilion | Camden, New Jersey. Music and extreme sport fans prepare for this summers biggest festival: Vans Warped Tour is coming back to the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday 11th July. Are you totally stoked for this years lineup which includes: A lot like Birds, A Skylit Drive, Air Dubai and for more check out the full ...

  5. Warped Tour

    The Warped Tour was a traveling rock tour that toured the United States and Canada each summer from 1995 until 2019. It was the largest traveling music festival in the United States and the longest-running touring music festival to date in North America. The festival visited Australia in 1998-2002 and again in 2013. Following the first Warped Tour, the skateboard shoe manufacturer Vans ...

  6. Sublime

    8/17/95 Camden, NJAll released footage in its best quality available

  7. Vans Warped Tour Music Festival 2013

    the-used-warped-tour-2013-650-430 Image Credit: Jatnna Nunez Bert McCracken of The Used onstage at the Vans Warped Tour Music Festival 2013 on July 12 in Camden, NJ. motion-city-soundtrack-warped ...

  8. Vans Warped Tour Tickets

    The rumors are true… This year, after 24 glorious roadshows, Vans Warped Tour hits the highway for the final time! Landing at BB&T Pavilion on Friday 13th July 2018, the Warped Tour pulls no punches with its mighty line-up, bringing back a bunch of festival favorites for this epic swansong, including: Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, The Used, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Underoath, All Time ...

  9. Warped Tour 2017: Camden, NJ

    Vans Warped Tour BB&T Pavilion | Camden, NJ July 7th, 2017 ©2017 Henry Chung

  10. A Return Home For CKY As Warped Tour Takes Over Camden, NJ

    CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) --The kids are still alright. The annual traveling circus of Warped Tour rolled into BB&T Pavilion on Friday for its 23rd edition, drawing out a new generation of punks and a ...

  11. Warped Tour 2015 complete lineup: Senses Fail, Man Overboard lead N.J

    The tour's 21st installment will roll into Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden July 10 and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel July 19. Tickets are $51.50, and on sale now at vanswarpedtour.com. THE LINEUP

  12. Jul 11, 2014: Vans Warped Tour 2014 at BB&T Pavilion Camden, New Jersey

    Vans Warped Tour 2014. Jul 11, 2014 (10 years ago) BB&T Pavilion Camden, New Jersey, United States

  13. Sublime Setlist at Warped Tour 1995

    Get the Sublime Setlist of the concert at Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre, Camden, NJ, USA on August 17, 1995 from the Warped Tour 1995 Tour and other Sublime Setlists for free on setlist.fm!

  14. Jul 14, 2000: Warped Tour at E-Center Camden, New Jersey, United States

    Warped Tour. Jul 14, 2000 (24 years ago) E-Center Camden, New Jersey, United States. Scroll to: Scroll to: Top; Bands; Details; Details; Genres; Setlists; Videos; Photos; Comments; Band Line-up Green Day Hot Water Music One Man Army New Found Glory Snapcase CKY NOFX MxPx Millencolin The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

  15. Aug 08, 2003: Van's Warped Tour 2003 at Tweeter Center Camden, New

    Van's Warped Tour 2003. Aug 8, 2003 (21 years ago) Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey, United States

  16. blink‐182 Setlist at Warped Tour 1996

    Get the blink‐182 Setlist of the concert at Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre, Camden, NJ, USA on August 1, 1996 from the Vans Warped Tour 1996 Tour and other blink‐182 Setlists for free on setlist.fm!

  17. Warped Tour: 4 bands from N.J. and 2 from Philly to check out

    At least nine New Jersey bands will take the stages at this year's Vans Warped Tour music festival in Camden.

  18. Warped Tour coming to Oceanport, Camden

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  19. The Chariot- And Shot Each Other (Warped Tour 2013 at Camden, NJ)

    July 12, 2013 warped tour the chariot. Stevis goes into the pit. they are the greatest band to see live!

  20. Warped Tour just announced its massive N.J. festival lineup ...

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  21. 1995 Camden NJ show : r/warpedtour

    1995 Camden NJ show. I'm wondering if anyone remembers this. Aug 17, 1995 Camden NJ warped tour. I went specifically to see the the band Sick of It All. I had just turned 15. Something was going on in the pit, and it SEEMED to me that a guy on the outside of the pit kept pushing a girl back into the pit, and wouldn't let her get out.

  22. 352 Vans Warped Tour Camden New Jersey

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  23. Jul 21, 2011: Vans Warped Tour 2011 at Camden, New Jersey, United

    Vans Warped Tour 2011. Jul 21, 2011 (13 years ago) Camden, New Jersey, United States

  24. Vans Warped Tour 2011

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  25. Green Day

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  26. Warped Tour 2014, Camden NJ

    Warped Tour 2014, July 11th Camden NJ. Motionless In White

  27. Mantua Township, New Jersey

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  28. Warped Tour has new Jersey venue

    The Warped Tour is always one of the biggest rock shows of the summer, and in 2009 it will have a new Central Jersey home. The tour will move from Raceway Park in Englishtown -- its Central Jersey ...

  29. What we saw and heard the day New Jersey left Camden behind

    CAMDEN — Just after noon on Thursday, surrounded by wind-whipped spectators and clear blue skies, the Battleship New Jersey, a focal point of the local waterfront since 2001, made its highly ...