Now that the 2012 Vans Warped Tour is officially in the books, and my summer running the House of Marley stage has come to an end, I wanted to give these tour recaps the finale they deserve. That’s coming up later this week.
In the meantime, check out this 2012 Vans Warped Tour breakdown, a friendly list of dos and don’ts for next year’s Vans Warped Tour, and a collection of awesome #LiveMarley fan photos.
2012 Vans Warped Tour Statistics
Number of Shows – 41 Shows in 51 Days
Number of Bands that Played – 250+
Number of Stages – 7
Number of Volunteers – 16,700
Total Miles Driven – 16,000
Gallons of Biodiesel Used – 95,000
Meals Served in Catering – 82,000
Cups of Coffee Served – 18,000
Cases of Beer Served – 3,500
Cans of Monster Water Given Away – 212,544
Cans of Food Donated to Feed Our Children – 198,700
Total Charitable Cash Donations Made - $276,750
Pounds of Recycling Collected – 35,000
Number of Major Rainstorms Experienced – 3
High Temperature – 116 Degrees (Phoenix)
DOS & DONTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S VANS WARPED TOUR
–Bring a smile and a positive attitude. Remember, you are at the Warped Tour!
–Drink A LOT of water. No one can have fun dehydrated in the hot summer sun.
–Eat lots of healthy snacks! They’re delicious and they’ll fuel you through the day.
–Wear clothes you are willing to maybe never wear again. Prepare to get hot, sweaty, and dirty!
–Watch at least one band from each of the seven stages. The Vans Warped Tour is set up for you to see all your favorite bands, but also be exposed to dozens of other bands. You never know when you’ll discover your new favorite band. Explore a bit. You won’t be disappointed.
–Litter. There are more trash cans and recycling bins than there are bands on the Warped Tour. So use ‘em.
–Get so intoxicated that you forget where you parked your car! Believe it or not, we saw people with this problem at every single show.
–Steal! Vans Warped Tour is all about giving, but don’t steal from us. The bands and sponsors give away so many cool things that we were probably going to hook you up in the first place.
–Throw things on the stage (unless its your bra or underwear).
–Forget to come say hi to me and the rest of the House of Marley team at next summer’s Vans Warped Tour!!