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No room for rockstars

13 Mar

I’ve been wearing VANS on a daily basis for as long as I can think. They are my “trusted source” in the shoe department, if you so want. The same applied for music. At least once they made the Warped Tour a regular thing. Although I have never been to said show, I would check the line-up regularly, scoring it for upcoming bands.

This year, VANS premiered their documentary “No Room for Rockstars” at 1100 Warehouse during SXSW. Complete with popcorn, swag and Vitamin Water, the screening was one of the most rocking scenarios ever. As was this movie. With insights into the 2010 tour and featuring awesome footage of everyone from Suicide Silence to Never Say Never, the documentary painted an authentic picture and left out nothing – not even the criticism offered by some of the artists on the tour.

But now to the really heart-wrenching stuff. Also featured in this documentary were the struggling “Forever Came Calling” from Nowhere, California. Their story, one of playing Warped Tour parking lots and trying to get their tunes heard and CDs sold around the tour, is the definition of rock n roll hardship. Luckily, all the running out of gas money and pissing in bottles while driving across America does have a happy ending. I won’t go into detail. Don’t want to spoil the story for you.

To make a long review short: if you’re into festivals and live shows and rock stories, put on your favorite VANS and watch this honest and somewhat courageous documentary. It’ll be available on iTunes shorty.

For more info, here’s the website.