Win These Vans from We Are The In Crowd

We’re seeing a lot of We Are The In Crowd out on the road for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour and we wouldn’t have it any other way. So you’ve checked out their live photos, and read the fun Q&A with the band, what next? Win these shoes they doodled, signed, and put all their love (okay and some feet) in to. We’ve got five pairs from the band for you in various sizes. Win a pair by emailing us at vanscontest@gmail.com with the subject line WATIC WARPED. Include your name, shipping address, and Men’s or Women’s US shoe size in the email. Winners will be drawn at random Wednesday July 16th. 

#TBT Warped Tour 2006
We’re celebrating 20 years of The Vans Warped Tour this summer, so of course we’re feeling a bit nostalgic. Here’s a shot from 2006 of the one and only Joan Jett. Watch a live webcast of the tour’s first 2014 show on June 13th at vanswarpedtour.com/webcast & look out for ‘DECADES: Warped Since 1995 - Through The Lens Of Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer’ a photo exhibit that will be at each stop of the tour this summer.
Photo: Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer

#TBT Warped Tour 2006

We’re celebrating 20 years of The Vans Warped Tour this summer, so of course we’re feeling a bit nostalgic. Here’s a shot from 2006 of the one and only Joan Jett. Watch a live webcast of the tour’s first 2014 show on June 13th at vanswarpedtour.com/webcast & look out for ‘DECADES: Warped Since 1995 - Through The Lens Of Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer’ a photo exhibit that will be at each stop of the tour this summer.

Photo: Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer

HAERTS // Classic & Chicago 

Headliner HAERTS enticed the crowd with songs off their EP Hemiplegia last night at our Classic & Chicago event. Nina Fabi’s vocals created a warm buzz that pleased fans and newcomers alike, it was hard to resist dancing to the electro pop outfit’s catchy jams the whole night. 

Photos by: Ellie Pritts

BLACK LIPS at BURGERAMA

If you were in the crowd for Black Lips, chances are you were having a hard time moving as the band easily packed the sold out show as the headliners of Saturday’s lineup. Moshing and crowd surfing was at an all-time high and while singing what seemed to be the anthem of the Burgerama festival itself, “Bad Kids,” the crowd could be heard over the band for sure. Their performance was the perfect ending to a day full of rock and roll. 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

COSMONAUTS at BURGERAMA

With no warning, Cosmonauts rolled right on into their mesmerizing set of trance-filled tunes like “What Me Worry” off their Persona Non Grata album. Moving all around the stage, their energy was almost the complete opposite of the laid back music they were putting out, creating a fun atmosphere for the crowd.

Photos: Grant Hatfield 

THE GROWLERS at BURGERAMA

As the sun disappeared from the Burgerama grounds, psych rock band The Growlers were prepared to get the crowd rowdy with the first 60 minute set of the night. The set was packed with their own hits as well as a Violent Femmes cover of “Add It Up” that drove the crowd into an even wilder state of combination moshing, crowdsurfing, dancing… and I’m pretty sure I saw a few young tears. All the commotion led some fans to take refuge at the food trucks across the lot, but that’s what a rock and roll show’s all about, right? 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

MAC DEMARCO at BURGERAMA

The happy-go-lucky Canadian performed a carefree set and for a moment it seemed like we were all his best friends. The humble rocker transitioned back and forth from guitar to keyboard playing classics like “Freaking Out the Neighborhood” and new tracks like “Passing Out Pieces.” In the crowd it was almost as entertaining to see the dance moves of die-hard fans letting loose while DeMarco told silly jokes and managed to earn his place in the hearts of adoring fans and newcomers alike.

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens