Punk Rock Summer Camp is coming to an end, which means the Broadside boys have victoriously completed their first Vans Warped Tour. The success Broadside has achieved throughout the past year is more than mind blowing. A year ago I discovered Broadside playing at a small venue to a crowd of less than twenty people in Dallas, TX, so I guess you could say I was a bit proud when I saw them announced on the Warped Tour lineup.

I got the chance to meet up with Broadside at the very beginning of Warped Tour and although it’s not Thursday how about a little throwback so we can truly reflect on how much Broadside has grown throughout the tour?


What are you most excited about for this summer? 

Ollie: I’m mostly excited about meeting the people, behind and in front of the scene. I’m excited to meet the people who are stoked on Broadside, as well. We’re hitting a lot of cities this summer, so its cool to finally be able to meet everyone since the growth of our record release.

What has the transition been like switching from a van to an RV?

Dorian: Its comfortable, but to the point of almost too comfortable because now we don’t wanna go back to a van. You do what you gotta do though.

Andrew: Most people don’t know this, but back in 2012 Broadside followed Warped Tour in a conversion van with no AC so making that jump is insane to me.

Ollie: It’s definitely been bizarre because we have beds now and a fridge!

What has the Warped Tour prep been like?

Ollie:  Its honestly been more mental preparation because we live all over the map. We hardly get any time to practice, but we’re lucky we have that bond and can instantly produce a quality sound.

What bands did you never expect to be on tour with?

Niles: I grew up listening to bands like New Found Glory and Yellowcard and never thought I would see the day that I’d be on tour with them, so I’m pretty proud about that.

Dorian: I’m mostly just thankful for the friends we have on this tour such as Like Pacific and Roam. Its nice to see familiar faces and its cool to just hangout all the time. It really does feel like a summer camp in its own way.

Andrew: I’d definitely have to say New Found Glory as well because I came here when I was a teenager and they were the headlining band back then, so its crazy to be on the same tour as them now.

Ollie: I’m gonna pull the wild card here and say all of the bands that aren’t included in our genre. It’s really cool to see the metalcore scene in action. It’s way different from the pop punk scene. Their stage presence is different and they pull in a different demographic than us so it’s cool to see it all mix together looking from a pop punk window.

  BroadsideThis summer was full of adventures for Broadside such as every day signings, premiering a music video, and even walking the red carpet. While the tour is sadly coming to a close, this is only the beginning of a new chapter for Broadside and you don’t want to miss it. Be sure to follow Broadside on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!

Written/Photos by: Hope Alvarez

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