Imagine that. You get your teeth kicked in while in a mosh pit, you walk around all day in 100 + degree weather and you can still have a good time, because you get to see a dozen or more bands. This is the Warped Tour and it stopped in Pomona long enough for a sold out show. Some 21,000 people attended and tore up the Pomona Fairgrounds. And with good reason! It was the first stop on the cross-country tour, celebrating its 13th incarnation. Smashed Chair was there to dodge bottles and chronicle the day. It was the lucky 13 and we had to be a part of it. The beauty of the Warped Tour is that you step into it expecting to see one or two bands, but the place is like a river. People go one way and the energy just seems to suck you in. Before you know it, you have four new favorite bands and you punched your way through a crowd, because Greg Graffin, lead singer of Bad Religion told you to do so. Warped Tour is a savage and welcoming place. Some bands’ careers are made on the sole conversion of fans. Bands like My American Heart, who was playing on a much smaller stage last year, found themselves in front of a much larger crowd. And though the crowds are a bit young, average age 15-22, it doesn’t matter, because a most pit of fans is still a mosh pit. So, here we bring you just a taste of the madness that is Warped Tour.