Mohawks and Leopard Skirts

960HOT SUMMERS — “It was a tour devoid of status, probably because there were no real headliners to speak of, at least to start. Sublime and No Doubt were great scores in hindsight, but they had yet to make their indelible mark on pop music. The rest of the inaugural 1995 lineup was rounded out by The Deftones, Fluf, L7, CIV, Face To Face, Quicksand, and scores of other bands skirting the margins of the mainstream. But the festival’s outsider status was its biggest selling point. By digging just a layer or two beneath the surface, Lyman found a largely untapped audience that didn’t much care for the rock ’n’ roll A-list. Warped Tour audiences sought something different.”

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