July 12, 2016


Yellowcard Is Ending Its Career on a Joyful Note: Warped Tour Review

Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse
Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse

For pop-punk lovers, 2016 marks a sad year for Yellowcard fans. 

The band announced that its forthcoming record will be its last, putting an end to a career spanning 20 years. But the band didn't want fans to get too sad during its Scranton show on Monday: Although Yellowcard's Warped Tour stop might have just been the beginning of their farewell tour, the band still has some time left to perform, and some crowds anxious to be thrilled. 

Yellowcard wanted fans to have an epic adventure down memory lane, so the band put its main focus on treating them to a slew of songs from their 2003 hit album Ocean Avenue. Yellowcard also wanted the crowd to get off their feet and dance. The fans certainly obliged (and the band did, too).

Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse
Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse

Girls were crowd-surfing and almost choking security guards with their feet. Worth noting: this all went down at 1:00 pm in the afternoon heat.

Though the band still had the look of college bros, Yellowcard wanted fans to know that "rock 'n' roll isn't dead"—a humorous statement coming from a pop-punk band (and one about to break up), but also something that showed off the group's lasting legacy. In fact, the band's fiddler Sean Mackin might just have rocked out the hardest—headbanging while stringing his bow along.

While thrashing guitars at times overshadowed vocalist Ryan Key, the crowd was still able to sing along with Yellowcard through hits like "Way Away," "Only One," and, of course, "Ocean Avenue." If you didn't know the words to "Ocean Avenue," you were probably the only one. Long live "Ocean Avenue.

(Photos by Jatnna Nunez, Fuse)