Warped Tour, the largest traveling music festival in the United States, came to Klipsch Music Center yesterday amidst a crowd containing the whole spectrum of music fans. Since its inception in 1995 by Kevin Lyman, the festival has become a cultural mecca for all things rock, punk and alternative. A brief walk through the maze of stages revealed goths covered in black attire, punks with spiked mohawks, scene kids with neon hair and pretty much everything in between. Rather than tell you how the day went, we decided it'd be much easier to show you. Now, immerse yourself in the strange and vibrant world that is Warped Tour.
The lead singer of electro-punk duo Drama Club raps under his mask on a stage near the entrance of Klipsch.
Drama Club was the first band to play on the Beatport Stage.
The electro-punk duo, Drama Club, combine live DJing with a spooky stage presence.
Drama Club ends their set with a big finish.
The lead singer of '68 hurls his guitar in the air during a song in a sporadic fit of rock'n'roll.
Despite being a two-man band, '68 brought a big sound and presence with roaring electric guitar riffs, punk-rock drums and wild stage antics.
Frontman of '68 draws on his inner cowboy onstage midset.
'68, a band from Atlanta, GA, recently debuted their first album titled "Humor and Sadness." This year was their first appearance at Warped Tour.
Fans watch on as '68 wraps up their first set at Warped Tour.
Alt-rock duo '68 prefer a head-to-head setup for their live show.
Warped Tour attracts fans of all ages and backgrounds every year.
A group of fans cloaked in black hide from the blazing sun underneath shade umbrellas.
Warped Tour is at times as much of a fashion show as it is music festival: like this fan with contrasting colored contacts and a mohawk.
Friends wipe sweat from their faces as they hang out torwards the back of the stage during the alt-rock band '68's set.
At Warped Tour, dyed hair, lip piercings, tatoos and anything black becomes the norm.
A group moshes in front of the Ernie Ball stage during Sirens' set.
While moshing is prohibited at the bigger stages, some friendly shoving and punching is permitted during smaller sets.
Vocalist Joey Fenoglio, a local Hoosier, takes a screaming power stance, dripping with sweat from the hot and humid day.
Sirens, a local band originating from Terre Haute, IN, was one of five local bands to play the Ernie Ball stage.
Joey Fenoglio, lead vocalist for Sirens, gets close to fans as he delivers an intense performance.
Guitarists Jordan Caylor and Jordan Thralls pick through complex riffs to round out Sirens' complex, progressive rock sound.
Fans crowd into the front of Monster Energy Stage for the next set. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., bands rotated playing at the different stages spread throughout Kipsch Music Center.
An unknown group takes the stage with Hawaiin flair.
Merch table volunteers try to stay cool in the heat with a water gun. Temperatures reached 90 degrees during the afternoon.
A man sits outside the Water Slide, waiting for tips from friendly fans. - credit, Casey Kenworthy
Fans pile in front of the Journey's Left Foot Stage, one of the larger stages of the day. - credit, Casey Kenworthy
A group of fans crowd around the stage map for the day. Over the course of the day, 94 bands played at over a multiple stages spread throughout Klipsch Music Center.