Excited to be attending SXSW for my 3rd year. I look forward to this time of year the most because it gives me the opportunity to have so many of my friends that I hardly ever get to see months and even years sometimes all with me at once. On top of that, I have the luck of meeting so many amazing new people of all types.
I’ll be out there from the 13th until the 15th. If you see me, give me a tap on the shoulder and converse with me a little. :D
The Devil Wears Prada Vans Warped Tour 2011. Houston, TX. Sam Houston Race Park.
Genuinely one of the all-time best performances I had ever seen, and the best end to Warped Tour that I’ve ever experienced. They had the largest and most intense crowd I’d seen since As I Lay Dying in 2008. I was amazing finally getting to see these guys after so many years of wanting to, and having all my friends out there with me made it all the more memorable for me. I ended the day exhausted, but with one of the biggest smiles on my face.
Dahvie Vanity of Blood On the Dance Floor Vans Warped Tour 2011. Houston, TX. Sam Houston Race Park.
Now, judge me all you want and say all you will about this. I’m not their biggest fan (not in the least bit actually), but I will give credit where it’s due. Blood On the Dance Floor put on one of the best performances of that entire day, and that says a lot, and they have the most dedicated fans I have ever seen. While I was shooting their set, Kevin Lyman and members of Dance Gavin Dance were watching their set from the crowd. I know there were more, but I can’t remember who else at this moment. All I know is, they did their thing, and I can’t help but respect them for that.
Attack Attack! Vans Warped Tour 2011. Houston, TX. Sam Houston Race Park.
This actually became the talk of the day. The fact that Of Mice & Men and Attack Attack! were both performing at the exact same time and only a stage apart from one another sparked so much conversation. And don’t think that both bands didn’t voice their opinions during their sets about the situation, because they both had a lot to say.