It's the biggest mystery of Warped Tour. Rock Sound investigates.
Honestly, what the hell is going on here? What are these? SUNGLASSES FOR ANTS?
Our investigation begins on Sunday, June 24 when one Real Friends frontman Dan Lambton posted a selfie at the Ventura, California date of Vans Warped Tour.
The selfie caption simply stated "Somebody gave me baby sunglasses today". No further explanation is offered.
Somebody gave me baby sunglasses today pic.twitter.com/fNZfmo68Fd— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) 24 June 2018
Then we had a quiet patch, and we all thought the case had gone cold. That the baby sunglasses were a one-off. We became complacent.
Until Saturday July 21, where one Dan Lambton posted another selfie wearing baby sunglasses at his hometown show of Vans Warped Tour at Tinley Park, Chicago.
At this point we had no leads on who is supplying the Real Friends frontman with such poorly-sized sunglasses.
More baby sunglasses pic.twitter.com/DFiS6d2h6O— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) 21 July 2018
This is where the investigation had to pick up pace rapidly, as there began a dramatic influx of baby sunglasses.
From Sunday July 22, multiple pairs of baby sunglasses were presented to Dan Lambton.
Baby sunglasses pic.twitter.com/qzVXahx38T— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) 22 June 2018
The baby sunglasses just keep rolling in pic.twitter.com/j6HzZp7ETV— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) 22 July 2018
At this point we had to acknowledge that the baby sunglasses had become an in-joke between Real Friends and their fans. And as the joke increased in popularity on twitter, so too did the number of pairs of sunglasses for infants being gifted to Dan Lambton.
we need real friends baby sunglasses dan— sobie-wan kenobi (@Iookingup) 22 July 2018
dan getting baby sunglasses is my religion— Maxi�� (@ughhmax) 24 July 2018
And it suddenly became clear where these baby sunglasses were coming from
I can’t wait to give Dan a pair of baby sunglasses Thursday— its ya girl (@Holiday_922) 24 July 2018
im giving dan a pair of baby sunglasses tomorrow i hope he likes them.— 2006 metalcore breakdown (@MTVmason) 23 July 2018
As such, Monday 23 July saw another two pairs of baby sunglasses on the face of one Dan Lambton.
Two more pairs of baby sunglasses pic.twitter.com/BiVi8zD2fr— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) 23 July 2018
And Tuesday 24 July saw a bumper crop of baby sunglasses, with four pairs presented to the frontman.
Yes.. you guessed it, more baby sunglasses pic.twitter.com/8IqXbzm4Ts— Dan Lambton (@donnylumpkins) 24 July 2018
The reasons why Dan Lambton of Real Friends continues to be gifted with multiple pairs of baby sunglasses remain unclear. This investigation remains open.
However, one thing is absolutely for certain:
dan lambton and baby sunglasses are easily the best part of warped 2018— love, sarah ✨ (@invalescere) 23 July 2018