The annual Vans Warped Tour ended Sunday night in Pomona, Calif. marking another successful run for the summer extravaganza that launched in 1995. Not to be outdone was the July 29 stop in San Antonio on the asphalt of the AT&T Center, as 67 bands performed on seven stages while temperatures remained above 100 degrees throughout the nine-hour party.
A 68th band, j and the 9s, played all day long out of its RV and tent for those waiting in line to refill their water bottles at the Hydration Station and for anyone within striking distance of their music, also opening up their space to a jam and karaoke session (more here). Security staffers sought refuge from the heat by sitting under their stage when their help wasn't needed. While the number of people passing out was kept to a minimum and quickly assisted by teams of medical personnel on hand, the focus remained on the artists.
Whether there were up-and-coming bands hoping to win over more fans -- which Warped is known for -- artists touring on their sophomore album such as Shattered Sun or established groups including 30-year veterans Sick Of It All, Hatebreed and Gwar, all in attendance had plenty of options in which to partake. Warped also came with its customary water slide, food trucks, merch tents, workshops and contests in which fans could win autographed skateboards and other hip items.
Translation: there was something for everyone, young and old.
Click the slideshow above to see some of the San Antonio acts yet to be covered. Check out Sick Of It All in action here and Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm below. If you missed anything San Antonio-related regarding Vans Warped Tour 2017, catch up here. See you next year.