Disrupt Festival Stops Near New York: A Review
It's the first summer in over two decades without a cross-country Vans Warped Tour. The end of an era for fans looking for pop punk, alt rock, metalcore, and more all in one with a lifestyle and festival vibe thrown in. It's also the first summer featuring the Inaugural Rockstar Disrupt Festival. Clearly I had to check out the scene and see what it was all about.
The Disrupt Festival made a stop not far from New York last night, at the PNC Bank Arts Center. Featuring a lineup of bands that I love, including Thrice, The Used, and Memphis May Fire, fans got a fix of new rock and a full day of music. The only thing missing? The packed arena of fans that Warped Tour had in recent years. Sure, it was a little slow to start off. In the early afternoon, there was a crowd that could maybe fill Upstate Concert Hall. By late afternoon, a crowd comparable to The Palace. By night fall, the arena was about two-thirds full. But not shocking for the first year of a festival. Overall, the music was great, the sound was great, and my favorite part? There was no running back and forth from stage-to-stage. It was just a ton of bands in sequence. Overall, it was a great time- because come on, it's live music.