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Photos of Vans Warped Tour Musicians Before and After They Perform

Keith, Every Time I Die

Keith, Every Time I Die

Musicians go hard. And while every artist and band puts it all out on stage for the world to see, the Vans Warped Tour in particular often features a lineup of bands whose members truly give it their all, for as long as three months, day after day.

In an effort to document just how exhausting just one of these performances can be, live performance photographer, Brandon Andersen, decided to do something a little different than usual and capture a collection of before-and-after performance images of musicians whose bands were in this year’s Vans Warped Tour lineup.

The concept was fairly straightforward. Snap a photo before the musician went on stage, then snap a photo as they left the stage. Equally as simple was the setup. Andersen used a backdrop attached to a fence, his 5DMIII and the ever-sharp 24–70mm f/2.8 L II.

The resulting images are as humorous at times as they are interesting, showing the amount of sweat, wear and tear just one of what is usually a couple dozen performances can take on an artist.

Below are a number of shots Andersen was kind enough to share with us.

Shawn, Vanna

Shawn, Vanna

Ryan, To the Wind

Ryan, To the Wind

Nick, Vanna

Nick, Vanna

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Drew, Stray From The Path

Drew, Stray From The Path

Devin, The Color Morale

Devin, The Color Morale

Davey, Vanna

Davey, Vanna

Be sure to give Andersen a follow on both Twitter and Instagram to keep up with his coverage of Vans Warped Tour and more.


Image credits: Photographs by Brandon Andersen and used with permission


 
  • Genkakuzai

    All I get is, zomg they DO care about their hair.

  • http://blog.joshsouzaphotos.com/ joshsouzaphotos

    Looks matter to people, go figure!

  • Sean M Stitt

    Nice to see this guy get all this coverage with my concept.

  • amiright

    Pics or it didn’t happen. :-)

  • docholliday666

    Warped Tour, used to be cool, now a hipster fest

  • Annette

    ~it’s a shame women can’t play music…~

  • Sterling

    So their hair got messed up, they sweated, and lost their sunglasses. Riveting.

  • http://www.mcraephotography.ca Christopher McRae

    Fun pictures…being on stage is hard work.

  • Jonathan Perlman

    Really?????? Grow up and stop looking for an issue in EVERYTHING! Punk/Pop Punk/alternative music has been extremely progressive when it comes to women (See Paramore,Best Coast,Fly Leaf, The Donnas, Mixtapes) and extremely supportive of GLBTU rights (Look into against me) Your comment shows ignorance and lack of knowledge on your part. Just because a photographer took 8 photo sets of the 40+ bands at an event doesn’t give you the right to criticize art or make a comment about gender! Stop feeling so entitled to casuing a problem!

  • Annette

    STFUWB
    you are unecesarily aggressive, eat a kit kat and stop being so entitled.

  • Jonathan Perlman

    hahahahaha, You’re cute.

  • Jonathan Perlman

    Also entitled to what?

  • Annette

    entitled to talking down to people you don’t know
    entitled to trivialising issues you are obviously too entitled to care about, such as gender parity
    entitled to ranting on a harmless comment I made to point out the so usual lack of women in an area where their presence has long been accepted
    entitled to telling me what issue is not important. What issue is? I mean, I’m already fighting for homeless people, elderly people, refugees, children with disabilities, victims of racism, animals… I cannot be as exhaustive in the fucks I give about stuff but I try
    entitled to silencing a comment from the (possibly) only woman (shall I add OF COLOUR) on this page. Sorry for ruining this old boy gang.
    You don’t have to be a villain…
    peace

  • Jonathan Perlman

    You think I am a villain?

  • Jonathan Perlman

    You know this was photos of just one guy right? It is not like it was office Warped Tour campaign that included everyone and just excluded women and minorities that would be horrible. This was just one guy taking photos of the few people that gave him the time of day. No one is being excluded here. It is just a guy taking photos of 8 people after they do their job. There is no one talking about “women can’t play music” “gender parity” only you. It is hurtful to real issues you being so aggressive and finding issue where there is none!

  • Adela Leedy

    Not the only woman, but I find it insulting that you say women can’t play music.

  • Jonathan Perlman

    “Trivialising issues you are obviously too entitled to care” This made me laugh. Why do you assume I don’t care about these issues? Are you making assumptions based on my gender or race?

  • Annette

    “possibly” was between brackets before “only woman” and the first comment was sarcasm…

  • Annette

    thank you
    :D (Big tooth paste ad smile)

  • willgoring

    Don’t get it. None of them look much different. A bit sweatier maybe?