Excitingly, the 21st anniversary of Warped Tour is marked by the addition of a comedy tent, joining for the first time a fun festival trend led by SXSW and Bonnaroo, among others. Of the eleven jokers filling the shaded stage, Fuse caught up with Amir K, Grant Cotter, Eli Olsberg, and Beth Stelling —future Louis CKs, no doubt— to hear about how the scene's next gen is reacting to the addition, which essentials protect them on the grueling tour, which artists they watch in their downtime, and in what ways they prefer to deprecate themselves lately.
Not-so-surprisingly, the car accident-like nature of the RiFF Raff spectacle is a universal draw on this year's installment of the leading alternative tour, and not even the comedic talent could stop from gawking. Other favorites were Pierce The Veil, Senses Fail, Knucklepuck, and Metro Station because, as Grant Cotter explains, "Oh dude! That guy [Trace Cyrus] knows Miley Cyrus!!"