We recently spoke to Warped's Kevin Lyman, and you can read the whole thing here. Check out a sample:
WARPED HAS BEEN INTEGRAL IN THE SUCCESS OF ARTISTS ACROSS GENRES, FROM MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE TO FALL OUT BOY TO KATY PERRY TO EMINEM TO ASKING ALEXANDRIA – AND THEY ALL WORKED SO WELL TOGETHER. IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU’RE SUPER PROUD OF? "Absolutely! Katy Perry was on the same set of stages that year as Bring Me The Horizon. I’d put them side by side sometimes as a social experiment to watch the reaction from the Bring Me The Horizon fans to Katy Perry. Some would drift off, but many turned around and started watching. Likewise, maybe the young girls who were watching Katy Perry turned around and saw Bring Me The Horizon and drifted over and started watching them. That’s an interchanging of fans. Warped was the way to play for all different fan bases who all found unity in a parking lot. It’s very hard to expand your fan base if you just play with the same type of bands."
IS THAT SOMETHING YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE DOESN’T GET LOST? ESPECIALLY WITH THE FUTURE PLANS YOU HAVE FOR WARPED… "I hope to. I just need to reenergise myself a bit. It gets to be kind of routine, and I started the Warped Tour so there wouldn’t be routine! It’s become a routine not just for myself, but in the sense that I think people took it for granted that ‘Warped will be here forever'. Maybe it’ll shake a lot of people up to start doing better, working towards unifying the scene again. I think everyone just depended on us to do it."
Here's a little something while we're waiting for the summer: