Hardcore dancing is still very popular with the children. If your not sure what it is, it consists of people opening a mosh pit, then swing their limbs like they are imitating Bruce Lee. Check out this link for a better example. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yiv95j-tEIM I am just there to check out some music, and have a little fun, not have some idiot hit me on the head, while he is swinging his limbs around like a monkey. It is completely annoying, and they look ridiculous.
There were also a ton of female fronted bands this year, more than I have ever seen. I counted at least 10 of them, and a lot of them are actually good. I checked out a band called Versaemerge, pretty catchy rock, that has a bit of an indie vibe. I was impressed by their set. Automatic Loveletter was also amazing, and I was privileged enough to meet the lead singer, Juilet Simms. Her voice is so emotional and unique, I recommend them highly. Even a couple of female fronted San Diego bands were present in A City Serene and The Material. Rock on ladies!
But with the good, there were just as many terrible bands. Emmure, an east-coast hardcore band epitomized whats wrong with music. Five guys, dressed up as bad asses, screaming into a microphone, while playing the same three chords repeatedly. They played 6 songs during their set, and I honestly couldn't tell you the differences between them. Their set was complete garbage. Whitechapel is another generic band, I couldn't get into their set at all.
So another year at Warped comes to an end. I got to see some great bands, get a little sunburned, and best of all, I got to drink a $5.00 water. Warped Tour is always a blast, and is a great place for a music fan.