Here is the second round of photos from the Mountain View stop of Warped Tour on July 2, 2011, this time from the main stages. Thousands of teens lined up for what seemed like miles to see their favorite acts starting with August Burns Red kicking off the main stage lineup.
August Burns Red:
The Devil Wears Prada:
Always a crowd favorite, The Devil Wears Prada gets the award for highest energy. These guys play every show like it’s their last and this was no exception. If you’re into screaming christian metalcore, it doesn’t get much better than this. Take a look at the photos and I think you will see what I mean when I say vocalist Mike Hranica must have vocal cords of steel.
This reggae rock trio from Hawaii hit the stage strong with their hit song No Control. From there, the guys must have crammed 15 3 minute songs into their 30 minute set and they knew how to keep the crowd going.
I think by now we can consider 3OH!3 Warped Tour veterans and they proved once again that they belong on this tour. When the clock struck 1, young girls, and a few guys, throughout the venue said farewell to the side stage artists and made their way to the main stage to fight for that front row spot to see their favorite electro-pop duo, 3OH!3.
End Notes: For this show, I used the Pentax K20d with my new Pentax 16-45mm f/4 and the trusty 70-200mm f/2.8. For the past few years I have always photographed the Marysville Warped Tour date which happens in August, but this year I shot the Mountain View date instead. The Mountain View date was definitely more crowded and hectic due to it being located in a much more populated area. There also seemed to be a lot more credentialed photographers making it a little bit harder to shoot. I think the Marysville shoots gave me a little more flexibility, but it was sure nice not to have 100 degree weather like I usually do!