The extra time afforded by the closing slot means that we are treated to some tracks not regular on recent setlists, including two extra tracks from the Frankenstein’s Drag Queen days; ‘197666’ and ‘Rambo’ (during which W13 takes aim at members of the audience with his laser-sight automatic gun)
The doom scene in Maryland is the best you’ll find anywhere in the world. The people that all contribute to the fest, are some of the most amazing musicians and human beings you’ll find.
2018 sadly marks the end of an era for both the bands and the fans that took part in the annual festivities. Gone but never forgotten, Warped Tour will live on in the hearts and minds of the Warped Tour faithful for years to come.
A weekend spent in superb company with great established rock acts and new bands coming through
Rock USA’s promoter Hypervibe does an admirable job of bringing nationally known and up and coming metal artist to a smaller market every year. Offering 3 days of music, multiple ticketing and on-site camping options, as well as a various food beverage vendors in a safe and well-policed venue with easy on and off major highway access.
Visually stunning and musically brilliant, Thunder are one of the best rock acts performing live today.
The only constant member of the pioneering industrial metal band since its inception as a synth-pop outfit in 1981, Uncle Al emerges sporting a fluffy white waistcoat, Lennon shades, and enough facial piercings to shame any rebellious goth teenager.
The show delivered a stunning politically charged performance with a set that looked back at Pink Floyd’s back catalogue along with material from Waters’ latest solo album.
Noting Winwood and Clapton on the same bill I couldn’t fail to appreciate the significance that the two performed in the same location, albeit in the same band – Blind Faith, nearly 50 years ago.
Closing the Ramblin’ Man Fair for 2018 were the Cult, who ironically turned out to be the surprise of the day for many.