By Laura Medina
It may be the end of the line for Vans' final Warped Tour but the tour's producer, Kevin Lyman has moved onto something greater and more urgent.
At the good-bye press conference, Lyman has heard and acknowledged, "Not everyone liked Vans Warped Tour. It was not for everyone. Some has said they're glad it's over. I'm glad that it was not for everyone. We have had move onto something more important."
For him, he's pouring his energy into F.E.N.D., Full Energy, No Drugs (FEND) to tackle the growing opium addiction.
Before the luxurious and hip Coachella and a multitude of music festival popping up, Vans Warped Tour brought then-newbie musical acts, such as Ice-T, Weezer, and Katy Perry, to the then adolescent and college-aged Gen-X and Millennials, who had since moved onto more upscale and sophisticated fares and fairs.
To jump-start their last and final tour, Vans threw a BBQ bash of the classic burgers and hot dogs all you can eat to say good-bye to an era.
This may be the end of the road for Vans Warped Tour but Kevin Lyman has embarked a new journey.