Concert Review: Vans Warped Tour

Silverton Casino, June 28

With nine stages and 100 bands, Vans Warped Tour took over the Silverton Casino parking lot for a one-day festival. Thousands of lively adolescents gathered, signifying their newfound independence with a lack of clothing.  

Gin Wigmore, my personal favorite, stuck out like a sore thumb among the head banging. However, that didn?t stop the New Zealand singer-songwriter from garnering attention from the festival?s hardcore fans. ?Man Like That,? from Wigmore?s latest album Gravel & Wine, gave first-time listeners a taste of her Macy Gray-esque voice. Wigmore brought renewed energy to viewers with her last two songs, ?Black Sheep? and ?Sweet Hell.?

New Years Day was next onstage, welcoming their fans with middle fingers and open arms. ?I?m No Good,? from Victim to Villain was a crowd pleaser. Although the California pop-punk rockers had more fast-paced talking than singing, they knew how to put on a show.

Citizen looked promising when they took the stage late afternoon, but that promise quickly faded midway through the second song, ?Roam the Room.? With a quick 25-minute set, there wasn?t much to see. ?????