TODAY: Warped Tour Kicks Off at Pomona Fairplex

TODAY: Warped Tour Kicks Off at Pomona Fairplex

Oh yes. For the third year in a row, the Vans Warped Tour is kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex (in, uh, Pomona). It's also the 15th anniversary of the Warped Tour! Hooray.

Performing on this opening gig: Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake, TSOL, Thrice, the Maine, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Meg & Dia, the Ataris, Underoath, local band Janu and the Whalesharks (who, at a recent gig this month at the Gypsy Lounge, seemed surprised themselves that they were on the bill) and Dear and the Headlights, pictured. Doors open at 11 a.m.; tickets are $33. Set times are...I have no idea. I would like to know myself.

We're going to be out there, among America's ironic t-shirt wearing youth, doing the Twitter thing and throwing up some live blogs. Also look for some photos from our guy Robert Fayette, who I just know is psyched for the fest. For more Warped Tour fun, check out Vickie Chang's story on a recently released Warped Tour documentary. And if you're in the mood for more Vickie (and why wouldn't you be?), don't snooze on her cover story from this week's Weekly on noted session drummer/adventure capitalist Josh Freese. There's a slideshow that goes with it, too!

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