Warped Tour 2012 Merch
I went to Warped Tour in San Diego this year (just as I did last year). It was a blast. I saw a handful of good bands that played great sets. Some bands I was seeing for a second or third time, others I had never seen. I’d seen Every Time I Die, and The Ghost Inside before but they impressed nonetheless. But before that day I’d never seen Title Fight, Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, or Fireworks live. TF, FYS, and PBC were all great but Fireworks’ live show impressed and made me even more of a fan. This was kind of the case with ETID as well. I’ve seen them 2 times prior to this show, but wasn’t really a fan before. Well since developing a liking (maybe a love?) for their music this set was awesome.
I bought three shirts to commemorate the day. I got one from ETID (the grey shirt with the blue & yellow lettering), and I got two from Jordan Buckley Worldwide. JBWW being a clothing company started by ETID guitarist Jordan Buckley (no way?!) who draws all the designs. The two JBWW shirts are the blue tie dye, and the brown (obviously). I love the shirts and I love supporting bands and companies that I respect and admire. It doesn’t hurt that we spoke to Jordan for a bit and he’s a super cool dude with awesome talent.
I also got Kt a Fireworks tanktop. I really wanted one for myself, but she didn’t get to make it to the show so I wanted to get her something so she wasn’t 100% left out. And she loves Fireworks just as much as me so it was appropriate.
I also got some stuff that isn’t pictured. I picked up Defeater’s first album Travels from the Bridge 9 tent. And I got Fireworks’ album Gospel on vinyl as well as their Bonfires EP.
It was a good trip with good friends and good music. I was also lucky enough to pick up some cool merch along the way.