The princess and I attended the Warped Tour at it's local stop over the weekend. Note how I did NOT say that we attended it together. I was dumped at the gate. The princess is 15 years old now and feels she does not need her old man to cramp her style.
Of course, she DID need her old man to gain her entry, as I was granted a couple of press passes, gaining me access to said festival. So, she hung out with me long enough to get a press pass, and off she went, with the vague promise of texting me occasionally. She was supposed to be meeting another 15 year old friend, whom we knew,; but instead she scampered off with a 19 year old girl (thank the lord), who was wearing a bikini top and tattoos.
In other words, she bullshitted daddy-o. I'm so proud. She did stay out of trouble, and did check in periodically. And stayed away from the weed and alcohol (and boy! scenes) Plus, her press access got up her close and personal to some bands she dug, as she was able to sidle up to the stages in the photo pit and take pix and even interview some bands. Her faves? Bayside, Meg & Dia, and a whole host of bands that I could be the father of.
Meanwhile old Nazz repaired to the beer tent (pretty empty, due to the youthful demographic), venturing out to see his faves like NOFX and Bad Religion and avoiding the scream-o bands whenever possible.
My favorite foursome of the Warped Tour
Yep, Warped Tour is a party for the young (like the princess), not the crusty old punk crew (like myself.
Punk rawk has sure changed since we invented it!
Minutemen - Party With Me Punker
Meg & Dia - Setting Up Sunday (live 3/23/07)
NOFX - Fungus/I'm A Huge Fan Of Bad Religion
Bad Religion - Latch Key Kids