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How Vans Warped Tour kicked this reporter’s ass, but provided great music in return

I can’t really say I ever fully grasped the notion behind the whole Build it and they will come theory, until I showed up at this year’s Vans Warped Tour stop in Montreal.

It may have been about 400 degrees outside (okay, maybe it was closer to 40, but who’s keeping track?) and Parc Jean-Drapeau isn’t exactly the shadiest of places, but that didn’t stop a flood of fans from continuously piling into the festival site throughout the day to catch a sliver, if not all, of the 69 bands on the bill.