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Photos and words by Nick Howland

There’s not much like it. Sweat-stained tank tops, blacktop stages, moshpits, your new favorite band. Vans Warped Tour has been bouncing back and forth across the US (and occasionally Canada) since 1995, bringing the biggest and best bands as well as the up-and-comers in the punk, metal, and hardcore genres. This year was no different. Seeing a shift to focus more on metal, 2017 brought bands like Hatebreed, GWAR, Atilla, Fit For A King, and Memphis May Fire to our doorsteps. Neck Deep, Bowling For Soup, Hawthorne Heights, Goldfinger, and many more also joined with different bands tagging in to fill different spots as the tour made its way around the states.

We made it out to the Bonner Springs stop in Kansas to sweat it out with the masses. Check out the gallery from our day at the one-day festival below and be sure to snag tickets to your local stop as Warped Tour keeps rolling on .