Warped World of Paintball featured as part of the 2001 Vans Warped Tour
The longest running summer concert festival in America, the Vans Warped Tour, will feature paintball as part of its attractions this year.
The Warped Tour, sponsored by Vans shoe company, hits 45 cities in seven weeks in features the best action sports, music, and action sports culture. The tour features three stages showing casing over 30 bands, which this year include Rancid, Pennywise, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, H2O, AFI, The Misfits,311, Rollins Band, and many more.
Festival goers can also watch the finest motocross riders, skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX riders perform all day, including Steve Caballero, Rick Thorne, Jon Comer, Collin Morrison, Twitch and more.
There are also several attractions at the tour, including nearly 100 vendors consisting of apparel, video game, and drink companies as well as record labels. Concert goers can also checkout the Ladies’ Lounge, featuring women in extreme sports and music, the Incredibly Strange Wrestling Federation, a troupe from San Francisco, Ernie Ball bass’ Battle of The Bands, Where Are They Now? Update on past tour artist. This year, paintball will be included.
The JT USA World of Paintball is presented by Warped Sportz, JT USA, and Disconnected Promotions. The area is sponsored by Tippman Pneumatics, National Paintball, Zap Paintballs, P8nt Magazine, Challenge Park Extreme, and Division I.
The area will feature two parts, an informational tent where festival goers can check video footage of the sport, sign up to win paintball and skateboard gear, pick up a special edition of P8nt Magazine called 300 Feet Per Second, a publication specially made for the tour, and grab lots of other free stuff, as well as look at featured products.
Right next to the tent is "The Cage," an area 6 feet wide by 50 feet long. It features a stand-up bunker at each end, and a dorrito in the middle. Warped Tourists wishing to checkout paintball can go one-on-one with their buddies.
While the area is really aimed at exposing new people to the sport, avid paintballers will want to check it out at least to meet the pros. Three members of Avalanche, Rocky Cagnoni, Weasel, and Eric Roberts, will all be appearing on the tour to do demos, and meet and greet anybody who cruises by the tent.
Also, many of the bands like Less Than Jake and AFI have already agreed to stop buy and check it out.
The Vans Warped Tour begins Friday, June 22, in Phoenix, Arizona. Come Check it out!
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