Day 2 7/23 - Warped Tour Road Trip
Day two started out sleep deprived and caffeine fueled. It wasn’t too much of an issue all day, though, which is great. I think I ran on adrenaline most of the day.
I worked for Keep A Breast for the day. They’re a really great group that is out to educate younger people about breast cancer, prevention, and support. All of the people that work for the organization on tour were so awesome. I’m excited to work for them again in Florida.
I worked the Non Toxic Revolution section of their booth. They’re purpose is to educate people about products with harmful ingredients, some of which can cause cancer, and the nontoxic alternatives (eg. Toms, Eos, Bert’s Bees) that are out there. I played “The Wheel of WTF?” with hundreds of people yesterday. I seriously had so much fun and learned so much.
I got a one hour break to wander around. I took the opportunity to go see TheCityShakeUp, an Australian band I discovered last year. They’re a really interesting group of guys. After their set, I went back to my booth and watched an acoustic set with Sam from Close Your Eyes. Davey & Ronnie stopped by the booth, so I got to actually chat with them for a few minutes. So cool.
After packing up the booth, I had time to catch some bands before the festival shut down for the night. M and I popped by to see Icon for Hire strictly because I liked her pink hair. I fell in love. After that, we were on the barrier for Survive This! That was so freaking awesome! I sure did spend half a song with his crotch in my face while he stood on the barrier, though. The set was amazing. I turned M into a fan! We took a walk to waste time before hitting the main stage. I FOUND A CUPCAKE TRUCK! So I got an expensive cupcake, and it was delicious. We caught most of the Of Mice & Men set while we worked our way through the crowd for Breathe Carolina. Seriously, we got an amazing spot. I didn’t think it was possible. We ended up pretty much on the barrier. That was my favorite set of the day, and such a great way to end the day. I love BC so much, ugh. My day was made.
After things shut down, we changed clothes at a 7-Eleven. I had a conversation with a mom there about what I got from volunteering. She seemed skeptical but impressed. I don’t know. I rearranged the car’s contents and set up a sleep quarter in the back seat. It didn’t matter, neither of us really got any sleep. Sad. Somehow M added two hours to our drive while I was trying/failing to sleep. Technically I’m still in the car, daydreaming about a shower, because seriously? So gross.
Day three is starting out more sleep deprived and far grosser than day two.
Driving hours and mileage
0:20 - 11, 11:30 - 652.4 (all together from venue to venue, including picking up S this morning)
Hours of sleep
Probably less than 2.5