Against Me was the first band I took photos of at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Instead of going to Long Island or New Jersey to see the Warped Tour, I decided Scranton, PA was the best place to see it. The drive is a lot better for me where I live. I was at The Warped Tour last year here as well and thought it wasn’t too bad. I’ve seen Against Me a few times but never at the Warped Tour. I thought they did a good job.
I was suppose to shoot the Dropkick Murphys last August in Scranton, PA but there was a problem with the list. Which was pretty much the case this time around again. But thankfully things got worked out in time for me to shoot the Bosstones and Dropkicks. The Dropkick Murphys have gotten super popular since the last time I shot their set. Their music has appeared in the movie The Departed and pretty much everyone knows who they are now. I remember seeing DKM back when there was 4 members in the band. Now the group has 7 or 8 members. It’s interesting to see how a band evolves over the years. But the band certainly draws in an audience and they still have a great live show to boot!
Goldfinger co-headlined the Shout It Loud tour with Less Than Jake and I had the pleasure of shooting them for the first time Thursday night. It’s been a good 3 or 4 years since I last saw the band play so it was good to see them again. Their newest album “Hello Destiny” is out now on Side One Dummy and it’s a great album!
Instead of doing a blog on each set of the bands for this tour, i’ll just write up one giant blog. Last year, the Queers played Cafe Metropolis in Wilkes-Barre, PA. This year, they came back with the rest of the bands from the Asian Man Records tour. The other bands on the tour included Kepi Ghoulie from the Groovie Ghoulies, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb The Music Industry and Lemuria.
All Time Low were one of the bands of the AP Tour of 2008. The concert took place at Irving Plaza on April 11th 2008 in New York City.