DVD Review: Vans Warped Tour ’07
Vans Warped Tour ’07
2007 Tour Compilation
Released: December 2, 2008
Label: Image Entertainment
The Vans Warped Tour ’07, 2007 Tour Compilation boasts performances from eleven of the bands touring on one of the strongest line-ups in the tour’s history. Also included are several interviews and over an hour of bonus performances.
The performances look and sound great. Most of the footage shows the bands performing near the top of their game. It’s the next best thing to actually being there. The only things missing are the oppressive heat, $5 bottles of water, sweaty crowd surfers, and flying shoes.
Notable performances missing from this compilation include Paramore and As I Lay Dying, but the 60 minute running time and over an hour of bonus songs more than makes up for it.
The DVD also contains several interviews with bands on the tour, most of them expressing tales of woe regarding life on the tour, including stories about pot-a-potties, showering, and food service. Two band interviews stand-out as being particularly amusing; Killswitch Engage and Bad Religion. The bits about the “Wall of Death” and “The Hottest Chick” made me bust a gut laughing.
This DVD brought back a lot of memories from the tour. It was awesome to be there, and a blast to be able to see it again.
Coheed & Cambria
Plus Bonus Interviews with Alkaline Trio, The Almost, Chiodos, Coheed & Cambria, Escape The Fate, Killswitch Engage, Meg & Dia, Paramore and The Starting Line