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Vans Warped Tour 2012: A Realistic Survival Guide

Hey, you! Yeah, you, the kid dancing around in his bedroom to New Found Glory's "Hit or Miss." You've got only a few days until the pop-punk music festival of your teen dreams comes to town. And you sure as shit don't want to show up unprepared.

A few questions that you might want to ask yourself before heading to Warped Tour this Saturday in West Palm Beach: Do you know all the lyrics to your favorite band's songs? Is your hair still a boring dirty blond, just waiting to be dipped in electric blue? Are those hamstrings stretched out and ready for some serious spin kicking?

Although the folks at Vans encourage you to pack raincoats, comfy shoes, and lots of water (see the official survival guide), we've got a few other preparations you should take into consideration before getting totally Warped.

Prep your hair with Manic Panic
Our female friend pictured above came to the show looking totally perma-teen with the ultimate Warped Tour look. Her crowning glory? Green hair, of course! Attracting your pop-punk dream date will be impossible with those mousy brown locks. Get some crazy stupid color up in there. Remember: You're dangerous; you're different.

Pack plastic grocery bags or maybe a shower cap
It's Florida, so the chance that it's going to rain is about as high as the probability that you'll run into a girl with a New Found Glory tattoo. And since you probably just dyed your hair the night before, this is the best way to avoid the color running all over your NOFX vintage T-shirt. Nobody wants to hang out with a Smurf.

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Betsey Denberg

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