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Vans Warped Tour 2010: More than just another music festival

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There is music blasting all around you, crowds of people swarm several stages, and there are booths after booths filled with merchandise. Sound familiar?

If not, then that means you haven’t experienced The Vans Warped Tour that has been traveling the nation since 1994. Since then the minds of Americans have been filled with great music and unforgettable memories year-after-year.

The Vans Warped Tour is known for its range of music performed by 50+ bands on several stages throughout a long summer day.  Now, one San Diegan may think: what does this have to do with me? Well, it has everything to do with you considering that the music-filled festival will be making a stop in our very own backyard!

The Vans Warped Tour will be making an appearance August 10, 2010 at the Cricket Amphitheater in Chula Vista. Some of the bands that will be gracing San Diego with their presence are: Alkaline Trio, Hey Monday, Mayday Parade, Mike Posner, Reel Big Fish, The All-American Rejects, and The Rocket Summer. Right away, you can see that the band’s musical backgrounds range tremendously from rock, rap, and punk. The list of artists goes on-and-on! Check out the full line-up at the official Vans Warped Tour website: vanswarpedtour.com

Not only will your inner musician be brought to life, but your inner humanitarian can be recognized as well.

The Vans Warped Tour has partnered with a dozen non-profit organizations that travel with them across the country. This summer, one non-profit organization that will embark on the journey across the nation is To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA).

TWLOHA has been growing since it started in 2006 and spreading its mission to promote hope for those that are fighting addiction and depression. To help spread awareness the non-profit organization has teamed up with bands and artists, who most often wear t-shirts displaying the TWLOHA logo.

Boys Like Girls is one of the many bands that have helped promote the non-profit by wearing their t-shirts during their performances. Don’t be surprised if you see your favorite artists rocking out on stage with a TWLOHA t-shirt. To read more about the non-profit organization, check out their website: twloha.com. A TWLOHA booth will be set-up during the music festival that will be there to answer any questions and selling their merchandise that helps raise funds.

From music to fighting for a cause, The Vans Warped Tour will be able to cater to every one of your needs. So, mark your calendars San Diego for one of the hottest music festivals to hit our beautiful city.


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