You already know the big names, but there are a few key bands to check out. Tomorrow marks the return of Black Veil Brides to the Warped lineup after frontman Andy Biersack spent the first few dates of Warped still recovering from the broken ribs he suffered at a record release show in LA. If you have never seen this band live, do not miss it. And if you randomly think you will hate them because of the makeup and costumes, give them at least a few songs to prove you wrong. If you don't like it, there will be other bands to move on to.
Go Radio: A band that is impossible to see too many times. Frontman Jason Lancaster is possibly one of the best songwriters on this tour. If you don't know the history, then just know that if you like Mayday Parade you will like them.
Enter Shikari is undoubtedly going to get very crazy and rough, but are great live.
Sharks are another UK band we are quite looking forward to seeing.
Larry & His Flask have come highly recommended and have toured with Dropkick which is a good enough recommendation all on its own.
New Years Day is a great local band who should have been way more famous by now. They played Warped years ago and just killed it, so be sure to check them out.
The Wonder Years: Two excellent records pop punk records back to back....need I say more.
We Came As Romans: Just got fascinating back story from their pr agent. Worth checking out.
There For Tomorrow: Saw them at Bamboozle in Jersey a couple years ago....good band.
So the moral of the story is go see at least a few bands you don't already know. If you don't like them, you can move on to someone else. There are lots of things to do. Many of the biggest names in music have graced the stages of Warped Tour, and many of them did it long before they were famous so it is worth checking out someone new.