Warped Tour 2010
- Toronto - playing at Arrow Hall (in Mississauga) on July 9th, 2010
- Montreal - playing at Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 10th, 2010
- Calgary - playing at Race City Speedway on August 5th, 2010
I'm really excited because two of my favourite bands will be performing at the Warped Tour. My favourite bands are The All-American Rejects (from Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A.) and Sum 41 - which hail from Ajax, Ontario.
As I am from Ajax, Sum 41 has really matured over the years - in terms of their music. For the list of other bands performing at the 2010 edition of the Warped Tour, click here. More bands will be announced on Friday, January 15th, 2010.
As for the venue, many people won't like the hard concrete surface or asphalt pavement as it were during the old days of the now-defunct Park Place (Molson Park) in Barrie. Park Place on the other hand - is turning into a shopping centre.
What I really like about Arrow Hall - is the transit links. I heard that at least 2 to 3 Mississauga Transit buses that serve the venue directly or nearby. There's also one TTC bus route that goes into Mississauga and serves near Arrow Hall - but you have to pay a Mississauga Transit cash fare of $3.00CDN or a Mississauga Transit ticket, transfer, pass, TTC token/ticket or the GTA weekly pass.
Brampton Transit has a route that serves the Arrow Hall - but within "walking distance". GO Transit - well there are three (3) train trips from Union that terminate at Bramalea GO station (also serves Malton on those trips), one (1) trip to Brampton GO station and four (4) trips that terminate at Georgetown GO station. There's also an additional train trip to Bramalea GO station.
At all other times when trains are not operating, the 31 GO bus from/to the Union Station bus terminal and it also serves the Malton GO station....
If you are heading to the Malton GO station towards the direction of Toronto Union station to the east, there are six (6) train trips from Bramalea and four (4) train trips from Georgetown. Train trains only operate during the week-days. On weekends, they are served by the 31 GO bus route.
Another GO bus route, the 34 which originates from the Brampton Bus Terminal and heads to Yorkdale/York Mills, stops at Airport & Derry Road.
There was one time back in the days of the Warped Tour in Barrie, a shuttle service operated by Greyhound used to serve Park Place from Yorkdale - for a charge. However that service has ended just after the 2006 edition of the Warped Tour although the service did not operate during the 2007 of the Warped Tour either.
With the Warped Tour finally shifted to Toronto (since 2001 - where the tour was held at Rogers Centre - known as the Skydome back then), transit links have greatly improved. I spent many years on lobbying for a Warped Tour venue in terms of transit accessibility.
Anyways, is one of you guys are heading to the Warped Tour this summer?
By the way - presale tickets will take place on March 26th, 2010. General Ticketmaster/Live Nation sales will take place a month after the pre-sales.