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PHOTOS: Music Fans Go Wild at Warped Tour

The rock and alternative music festival drew thousands to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday.

The thousands of young people who attended Vans Warped Tour at on Tuesday shed clothes to handle the high temperatures, screamed at bands they loved and danced their way to a good time.

There were mosh pits, crowd surfers and vendors of all kinds. A long list of bands cycled between the countless stages which ranged from the very large main stage, to an acoustic stage where bands would warm up for a smaller crowd.

What was the best concert you ever attended? What do you remember the most? Tell us in comments.

The Warped Tour is currently in its 18th year and has become America's longest running festival concert tour, according to the Merriweather Post Pavilion website. Each year the tour hosts more than 600,000 people across the country, according to the website.

At the noon start time, crowds stretched around Symphony Woods, almost to the Howard County Central Library parking lot entrance on Little Patuxent Parkway as guests waited to enter the event.

Approximately , which lasted most of the day on Tuesday.

Check out the photos above to see the scene.

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Lisa Rossi (Editor) July 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I went to an Incubus concert as a 19-year-old and was TERRIFIED of the mosh pit. Not to sound old, but I don't know how anyone can see the fun in that.
Brook Hubbard July 25, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I'm more confused why they were moshing to ~Incubus~ of all things... o_O
Lisa Rossi (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 01:52 AM
haha, now that you mention it, that IS strange. I wonder if I remembered wrong. Moshing makes more sense at the concerts today, judging from the music I overheard while working downtown.
Mike Radinsky July 25, 2012 at 01:09 PM
How about a concert at Merriweather for the over 35 crowd, with a "Nosh Pit". You know, a place near the stage with tables full of bagels, cream cheese, sweet rolls, coffee etc. Now that would be a great concert!
Chris T. Gaines July 25, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Because heaven forbid someone in this county go 5 minutes without food...
Andrew Metcalf (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Nicely done, Mike.
Lorraine Kelly July 25, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Like your idea Mike. Mr Metcalf took some fun pix. Thanks for reminding me how glad I am not to be that age anymore.
Tom July 25, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Yeah... Just looking at all those pictures, with the moshing, crowd surfing, and general mayhem... made me tired enough to take a nap... God I'm getting old :-) My favorite concert memories, was my first Rush concert (1982), The Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, The Scorpions, Dokken, and .... I forget the other band)... Ozzfest was a treat.. finally got to see the infamous "Lemmy" and Motorhead. Metalica with Kid Rock at Raven Stadium (at least that is what it was called back then)... Now, I only do lawn seats, and sit down venus.. can't handle the SRO (Standing room only) venues... Once again... I'm getting old :-)
Andrew Metcalf (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM
My favorite concert was seeing Dave Matthews Band at Fenway Park. They covered the iconic Fenway Park tune, Sweet Caroline by Neil Young, which fans sing during the eighth inning break of every BoSox game at Fenway. (As a kid who grew up in New England, I couldn't have been happier)

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