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Give Blood, Get VIP Access at Warped
We've said it before... the kids today get Everything. Now they're getting VIPed for doing what skateboarders, GG Allin, and Andrew WK have been doing for years - bleeding!
In our day we would have done ANYTHING to get VIP access to a sweet music festival and now the Vans Warped Tour is teaming up with Music Saves Lives to encourage the youth of America to give blood and save lives in exchange for the access. It's very simple, all the kids have to do to get On The Stage to watch most of the bands at Warped is simply donate a little blood - something we ALL should be doing anyway.
Everyone who is going to the Warped Tour in Pomona and/or Ventura, all you have to do is give blood and you will be given an All Access VIP pass that will let you go on any of the stages other than the main stage (unless a person with a laminate escorts you). You will also get a bonus treat or two depending on which location you go to give blood.
Also, people participating at Any of the blood drives will receive a pass, so if you slack and donate blood after the Pomona or Ventura Warped dates (6/29, 6/30, respectively) you can get a pass for the Home Depot Center show in Los Angeles on 8/25 instead.
So register, pick an appointment, donate, then rock. But whatever you do, don't miss the Circle Jerks who will get your heart going and producing more of that delicious blood so you'll be ready for your next donation.
Tour Dates of the Vans Warped Tour 2007, now in its 14th year (God we're old)
6/28 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
6/29 - Pomona, CA @ Los Angeles County Fairgrounds
6/30 - Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
7/1 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/3 - Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Stadium
7/5 - Calgary, AB @ Race City Speedway
7/7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairgrounds
7/8 - Denver, CO @ TBA
7/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
7/12 - Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
7/13 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
7/14 - Dallas, TX @ TBA
7/15 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Center
7/18 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
7/19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
7/20 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Waterfront Park
7/21 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Amphitheatre
7/22 - Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
7/23 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/24 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/25 - Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/26 - Scranton, PA @ Montage Mountain Amphitheatre
7/27 - Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
7/28 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ HHH Metrodome
7/31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
8/1 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Centre
8/2 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheatre
8/3 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
8/4 - New York, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
8/5 - Englishtown, NJ @ Raceway Park
8/7 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/8 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
8/9 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center Lot
8/10 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lakes Field
8/11 - Oshawa, ON @ Park Place
8/12 - Montreal, ON @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
8/14 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
8/15 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/17 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/18 - Seattle, WA @ Gorge
8/19 - Saint Helens, OR @ Columbia Meadows
8/23 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
8/24 - Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot
8/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Home Depot Center