Anonymous asked: Besides luck having you earn a spot on Warped, are there any other exceptions to people under 18 working the entire tour? Or is that quite strict?

It is strict due to liability 

warped-tour-help:

So you want to work on Warped Tour.
Warped Tour is drawing closer and closer every day, and with every day that passes, more people want to work on the tour.Having done extensive amounts of research and even dealing with these things first hand, here are some helpful tips to get you in the right direction.
1. Be Realistic.
With the mass exposure Warped Tour has gotten from the media within the past few years, interest in becoming a “roadie” or working for a sponsor, band, non-profit, etc. has sky rocketed. A large percentage of the interest in job opportunities are coming from people who just want to tour with their favorite bands. While this may be a perk, you have to be realistic. If you get a job on the tour, you are going to need to do that job, and your job will not be to be a fanboy/girl the entire time. There are no easy jobs on Warped Tour. You will work your ass off each and every day, and if you don’t, whoever hired you will kick you off the tour without a second thought. Get a job on Warped for the right reasons. If you have ulterior motives, don’t waste anyone’s time.
2. Don’t Act Cool.
With the previous tip in mind, you also don’t need to act cool. It is perfectly okay to be a fan of the bands on the tour. In fact, most of the crew members started out as fans, and now work with the bands they were fans of. We all go to Warped because we’re fans, and we all love the music. So if you get the chance to work on the tour, no matter who you work for, never act like you are too cool to be a fan of a band you work with. There is no problem with genuinely enjoy the music people make. Just make sure to be professional as well.
3. Be Persistent.
Not only does this apply to Warped, or the music industry, but also to any job you come in contact with the in the future. You will be told “No” at some point. You will be shot down, you will not get a job, you will not get a gig, you will not get something you really want. But that is just a part of life.If you are trying to apply with a certain sponsor, and they say no, don’t give up. Find another sponsor, then find another, and another. Most things will not be handed to you in the first try.Even if you try all year to get a job on the 2014 tour and don’t get it, that doesn’t mean you never will. There is always next year, and the years after that.
4. Get local experience.
Go to one of your favorite concert venues, and ask to volunteer your time to learn how things work. Take the time to learn, and learn as much as you can. The more things you learn, and the more things you are able to do, the more valuable you are to your future employer. Even if you think knowing how to set up a sound board wouldn’t be relevant to working with a non-profit, those type of things can set you apart from other potential employees.
5. Stay Away From Cliches. 
"I’ll do the entire tour for free", "I’ll do the worst job you can think of if I can do the whole tour", "I’m very professional, but also know how to have a good time". These are just a few examples of the many cliches employers hear every day from people trying to get a job on Warped. To stand out, you need to be creative, and unique. If you’ve heard a phrase like this used by a lot of people, so has your potential employer. Set yourself apart.
Just a few tips, and i’ll add more as I think of them. This post was in no way meant to be discouraging, it is meant to be enlightening.

warped-tour-help:

So you want to work on Warped Tour.

Warped Tour is drawing closer and closer every day, and with every day that passes, more people want to work on the tour.
Having done extensive amounts of research and even dealing with these things first hand, here are some helpful tips to get you in the right direction.

1. Be Realistic.

With the mass exposure Warped Tour has gotten from the media within the past few years, interest in becoming a “roadie” or working for a sponsor, band, non-profit, etc. has sky rocketed. A large percentage of the interest in job opportunities are coming from people who just want to tour with their favorite bands.
While this may be a perk, you have to be realistic. If you get a job on the tour, you are going to need to do that job, and your job will not be to be a fanboy/girl the entire time. There are no easy jobs on Warped Tour. You will work your ass off each and every day, and if you don’t, whoever hired you will kick you off the tour without a second thought.
Get a job on Warped for the right reasons. If you have ulterior motives, don’t waste anyone’s time.

2. Don’t Act Cool.

With the previous tip in mind, you also don’t need to act cool. It is perfectly okay to be a fan of the bands on the tour. In fact, most of the crew members started out as fans, and now work with the bands they were fans of. We all go to Warped because we’re fans, and we all love the music. So if you get the chance to work on the tour, no matter who you work for, never act like you are too cool to be a fan of a band you work with. There is no problem with genuinely enjoy the music people make. Just make sure to be professional as well.

3. Be Persistent.

Not only does this apply to Warped, or the music industry, but also to any job you come in contact with the in the future. You will be told “No” at some point. You will be shot down, you will not get a job, you will not get a gig, you will not get something you really want. But that is just a part of life.
If you are trying to apply with a certain sponsor, and they say no, don’t give up. Find another sponsor, then find another, and another. Most things will not be handed to you in the first try.
Even if you try all year to get a job on the 2014 tour and don’t get it, that doesn’t mean you never will. There is always next year, and the years after that.

4. Get local experience.

Go to one of your favorite concert venues, and ask to volunteer your time to learn how things work. Take the time to learn, and learn as much as you can. The more things you learn, and the more things you are able to do, the more valuable you are to your future employer. Even if you think knowing how to set up a sound board wouldn’t be relevant to working with a non-profit, those type of things can set you apart from other potential employees.

5. Stay Away From Cliches. 

"I’ll do the entire tour for free", "I’ll do the worst job you can think of if I can do the whole tour", "I’m very professional, but also know how to have a good time". These are just a few examples of the many cliches employers hear every day from people trying to get a job on Warped. To stand out, you need to be creative, and unique. If you’ve heard a phrase like this used by a lot of people, so has your potential employer. Set yourself apart.

Just a few tips, and i’ll add more as I think of them. This post was in no way meant to be discouraging, it is meant to be enlightening.

Anonymous asked: exactly how does one..work on warped tour all summer? how old do you have to be? How do you get a job with a sponsor? how did you get the job? do you have to live in california?

you apply for the job through the different sponsors out on the road or through the bands, you have to be 18, I got the job through family, and no you do not have to live in california people live all over 

exitpursued-bybear:

“Ready for Vans Warped Tour in December? Season 2 of#WarpedRoadies starts 12/4, 11/10c! 
http://on.fuse.tv/19XWZp0 ”

exitpursued-bybear:

Ready for Vans Warped Tour in December? Season 2 of#WarpedRoadies starts 12/4, 11/10c! 


http://on.fuse.tv/19XWZp0 ”

Anonymous asked: Haha I saw a pic on his Instagram and then saw one on yours and kinda put two and two together. You guys are so cute.

oh thanks hahahaha

Anonymous asked: Do you and Connor Have a thing?

yeah, how do you know about it?

Anonymous asked: what actually is warped prom? is it only for people who are part of warped like the band members/crew? and who won?

warped tour prom is just a bar b que that everyone dresses up for and stuff, JJR and Novena (of Wallpaper) won

wherewordsendmusicbegins asked: SO I WAS THERE WHEN THE USED SANG YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND THE CAKE FELL ON ME AND IM GLAd YoU CAME OUT OF A VAGINA AND I FORGOT THAT I FOLLOWED YOU ON TUMBLR AND OH SHIT CAPS IS ON WHATEVER SHIT HAPPENS TO LATE TO FIX IT YOU SEEM cool though so yeah hi!

Ah wasn’t that amazing? I am so stoked like so many people witnessed that because i think that should be the new birthday song!!!

Anonymous asked: Can you tell how you got on the vans warped tour at such a young age? For instance if you had worked or volunteered somewhere and where? And if you knew someone that gave you connections or was it just luck?

Luck I was born into the lyman family hahahaha

augustburnsryanx asked: Instead of warped prom, if I flew you to New York next year, would you go to my actual senior prom?

Hahahaha you’re sweet, maybe

viiiviii97 asked: Is there any way I could work at Warped Tour?

Yeah there are multiple ways

Anonymous asked: Hey i was just wondering if you know how to get a job on warped? Please and thanks

Get involved locally, or in te springtime look what sponsors are hiring (like Kia, vans, monster, truth, etc…)

ilyaustincarlile asked: is there such thing as like a roadie in training? like set up crew that is free that people can do all summer long? if so, how could i get this opportunity? any ideas? :)

I don’t know like a apprentice? Not really, you’re usually hired as a roadie for the whole summer

underf4ce:

bert singing happy birthday to sierra lyman