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Go Inside the Vans Warped Tour Launch Party in L.A.

Warped founder Kevin Lyman and bands tell tour stories and give survival tips for this summer's "punk rock summer camp"
 / April 1, 2013

Fuse hit up the Vans Warped Tour 2013 kick off party Thursday night in Los Angeles (see pics!), where we chatted with festival founder Kevin Lyman and members of Falling in Reverse, Chiodos, New Years Day, the Sheds and others billed for this summer's tour. 

"It's a punk rock summer camp," says Chiodos, who also performed at the launch party. Adds New Years Day, "You get to be part of an elite club that can say 'I was on Warped Tour.'"

Artists told Fuse about their favorite Warped memory and the must-have essentials for surviving the summer-long trek. Of course, there were many different personal necessities (including "lots of bourbon" for Australia's Gin Wigmore), but everyone seems to agree on one: baby wipes. Lots of 'em.

The complete Warped lineup also includes Sleeping With Sirens, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, the Wonder Years, Bring Me the Horizon, Reel Big Fish, Crown the Empire and more. See the lineup and 40-date itinerary right here.

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