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Vans Warped Tour has put out the first two episodes of a video series about the 25 years of the iconic tour. 

The series will be released throughout 25 days to celebrated the more-than two decades of Warped.

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The first episode shows how Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman met up with Steve Van Doren of Vans to get the ball rolling. 

“That relationship with Steve went pretty deep that first year,” Lyman said. “Twenty four years later, we’re kind of wrapping things up.”

You can see the first video in the series below. 

The second episode dives into the skating culture of punk and alternative rock. It also shows how that translated into the Warped Tour shows.

“If you grew up skateboarding, you wound up listening to punk rock,”  Fletcher of Pennywise said. “Skateboarding was kind of an outlaw sport, cool. Punk rock was about being an individual.”

You can see the second video below.

More Warped Tour news

All good things must come to an end, and Warped Tour is no exception. While we’re still figuring out how to spend our summers, we look back on the stacked sets that headlined everyone’s festival wishlist this year.

The select dates kicked off in Cleveland, OH, fittingly in the shadow of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Lead by acts such as Simple Plan, Hawthorne Heights, We The Kings and Meg & Dia, the tour’s history was honored by the hall with its own exhibit.

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Kevin Lyman took some time to talk to the bands ahead of their Rock Hall sets and brought AP along for the ride. Check out the interviews below.

The venue in Atlantic City featured sets from A Day To Remember, Andrew W.K., Good Charlotte, Less Than Jake, MC Lars, the Pink Spiders, Save Face, Save Ferris, Simple Plan, We The Kings, Glassjaw and more.

Then, Mountain View opened up the last venue with sets from Anti-Flag, Doll Skin, Frank Iero, Goldfinger, I The Mighty, Plague Vendor, Set It Off, Silent Planet, the Offspring, Travie McCoy and more.

Last but not least, the final day was highlighted by the All-American Rejects, Andy Black, Atreyu, Circa Survive, Dance Gavin Dance, Juliet Simms, Machine Gun Kelly, NOFX, Sleeping With Sirens, Sum 41, the Story So Far, YUNGBLUD and many more.

What do you think of the new Warped Tour video series? Sound off in the comments down below!

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