The show that emo/pop/punk fans have been waiting for since Warped Tour '05 has just been announced.
The When We Were Young Festival is here. One day. 42,069 bands. Or at least that's what it seems like.
Did I just die and go to emo heaven? If you don't feel like scouring that mess of a lineup chart, here are the highlights.
My Chemical Romance
Jimmy Eat World
The All American Rejects
Taking Back Sunday
And the list goes on.
After I changed out of my soiled skinny jeans, I began to dig a little deeper.
The 1-day festival will take place in Las Vegas on October 22nd of this year. General Admission presale tickets are starting at $224.99. And there's the rub. As excited as every millennial was for this announcement, there was plenty of doubt surrounding the details.
Live Nation has already made it clear that tickets are non-refundable.
How are all of these bands going to play in one day? What precautions are being taken to avoid what happened at the Travis Scott festival? Is it worth paying that much to maybe see a few of your favorite bands?
this sounds like sm fun but ngl it seems kinda scammy and like a disaster waiting to happen lol y’all have fun tho https://t.co/Y6M3EVeeq8— tart!!!!!! :D (@neontrxnch) January 19, 2022
No marketing, came out of no where. No sponsors yet, and no refunds even if cancelled.— ✧･ﾟ: *Karis*:･ﾟ✧ (@kwehzy) January 19, 2022
Cant wait for Fyrefest part 2 for yall! https://t.co/wGnVw9mIWs
Rethinking this and seeing the bad side of this:— ❛ ⭐ KIRSTEN CANDELORE - VOICE ACTRESS ! (@lovejinkles) January 19, 2022
- Made by the people who did Astroworld
- No ticket refunds and tickets are $220
- 50+ bands for THREE stages in ONE day
I'm nervous™️ https://t.co/BOGOL9Od1G
Despite doubts, fans and memers had the early aughts extravaganza trending on Twitter.
Me and my girl pulling up to When We Were Young Fest pic.twitter.com/JDiVKwnzG2— (@ChapasMusic) January 18, 2022
get in loser, we're going to the when we were young fest pic.twitter.com/H3VNhUA6XS— luna ᵖᵗᵛ₂₀₂₂ (@selfishmqchines) January 18, 2022
Nobody:— (@TomKiely_) January 18, 2022
The guy booking the bands for When We Were Young fest: pic.twitter.com/8UTZXuF0Ti
The things you’ll see at when we were young fest pic.twitter.com/8YTJ2cbxuD— Hank Mardukas (@Renethebear) January 18, 2022
Obviously this isn't happening until October. So we have plenty of time to be dissapointed by whatever might tear the festival down. Be it COVID, bands dropping out, or the world just coming to an end.
But for now let us pop-punk-emo-kids-turned-30-year-olds have this moment.
So long, and goodnight!