Vans Warped Tour is a festival showcasing a wide range of talents from independent to major labels. This year’s line-up was a mix of nostalgic and refreshing acts, bringing together old and new fans of the annual tour. Upcoming bands took advantage of the all-ages crowd of thousands in Irvine, CA, capitalizing on new discoveries and a good amount of exposure. At the same time, Warped Tour this year was special to previous-generation fans as returning bands such as Taking Back Sunday and The Used were on top of the bill. Always an experience full of youth, Warped Tour this year was more nostalgic than anything, reminiscent of that high school feeling.