The Pit Report

Warped alumnus, Matt Toka, gets naked and answers your questions on ‘Reply All’ with The Warner Sound.

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Day 8 Chula Vista

In today’s pit blog we talk to Ryan Key from Yellowcard about the band’s return to Warped and their upcoming album.  We also chat with Pierce The Veil for the epic hometown show!  We also catch sets from James Morris, Catching Your Clouds, Slatr, and Railroad To Alaska.

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Day 7 Ventura

In today’s pit blog we catch Stepdad, Four Year Strong, Falling In Reverse, Anti-Flag acoustic, and Dead Sara.  We also learn more about Invisible Children, a long-time Warped non-profit affiliate, and chat with Bert McCracken of The Used!

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Day 6 San Francisco

In today’s blog we catch Chelsea Grin, Tess Dun, The Ghost Inside, and We The Kings.  We also talk to Shirts For A Cure, Chunk! No Captain Chunk! and BANDHAPPY.

Oh and we escape the venue for some post-show wiffle ball with All Time Low, Yellowcard, We Are The In Crowd, and more!

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Day 5 Pomona

Couldn’t have asked for better weather for Day 5 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, CA. We checked out Skinny Lister, Man Overboard, Yellowcard, Mike Herrera (MxPx), and caught up with The Canvas Foundation, Skate 4 Cancer, and Taking Back Sunday.

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Day 4 Irvine

Day 4 was awesome out at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA. There was a lot of activity on the air strip with skaters hitting up the skate ramp, Champagne Champagne on the House of Marley Stage, Rome (Sublime With Rome) showcasing some of his solo work in the Acoustic Basement, and much more in today’s pit blog!  

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Day 3 Las Vegas

In today’s pit blog, we take a look at the man behind the Mayan art, Arturo Vega, catch sets from Anti-Flag, Mod Sun, Chunk! No Captain Chunk! and more! We also sat down with New Found Glory to discuss their favorite Warped memories!

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Day 2 Denver

So many things went down in Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High!  A Kia car wash competition between Four Year Strong and New Found Glory, an epic hometown set from Breathe Carolina, some laughs with actor/director Matthew Lillard, and so much more. Check it out in today’s Monster Energy Pit Blog!

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Day 1 Salt Lake City


The 2012 Vans Warped Tour kicked off at the Utah State Fair Park in Salt Lake City.  The weather was gorgeous, and everyone was having a great time!  We stopped by the Klean Kanteen tent first thing in the morning to fill up our reusable water bottles with FREE filtered watered!

While wondering the fair grounds, we came across the Punky Pets tent who let us know they have a new mobile app available where you can score free music from you favorite Warped bands!

As the day carried on, we bounced around stages catching sets from Of Mice & Men, Mayday Parade, All Time Low, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, and of course The Used— who brought in the largest crowd for their hometown show.  Can we say circle pit around the soundboard?

All in all, a great kick off for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour, and this is just a taste of what’s to come this summer!

2012 Monster Energy Pit Blog: Rehearsal Day 2012

The buses, vans, trucks, and trailers have arrived at the Utah State Fair Park in Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.  Check out the video above to see what happened on rehearsal day, including an adventure to the local Vans Store at the City Creek Center with Of Mice & Men!