12 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, August 4, 2003
Photo story by Tony Ding, Daily Photo Editor
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(Top left) D.J. Dell'Osa of the California punk band Never Heard of It pleases the ladies
in the crowd with his crooning lullabies. Second year veterans of the Vans Warped Tour this
year, NHOI is promoting their brand new album, Limited Edition. (Above) Nick Wheeler,
guitarist of Oklahoma's pop-punk sensation All American Rejects, strums his 5-string dur-
ing their head-liner performance. This is the first year they've played at the Warped.
(Left) Klunk, the lovable wrestler/clown challenges this pho-
tographer to a match. A unique part of the Warped Tour, ath-
letes such as this Independent Wrestling Revolution performer
and pro-skateboarders compete with the musicians for fans'
attention. (Above) Tour attendee Jeff Green gets hosed down in
the humid heat as thunderstorms kept everyone else wet.
(Far left) Tyson Ritter, lead vocalist for All American Rejects drenches himself in sweat,
prompting rabid fans sing to along to his ballads. (Left) Fifteen year olds Billy Szkodzinski
and Allison Lysz share an intimate moment atop a hill overlooking the Warped Tour
grounds outside the Silverdome in Pontiac. (Above) A security guard tries to soften the fall
of a crowd-surfer as other fans dodge the surfer's sticky and sweaty limbs. Concert-goers
packed each show throughout the day and wore themselves out jumping and screaming.
Most bands, such as The Ataris often encouraged the kids to cause mayhem.