It was "a funeral where everyone could keep hanging out." For now.
With the most important catalyst for the scene’s industry gone, what does the future hold for the bands and kids that make it up?
A look back at the positive and negative aspects of the long-running festival that made it a lightning rod for controversy.
"We need to keep showing up, we need to keep fighting these fires rather than just letting them grow."
War on Women's take on the band's diatribe.
War on Women's Warped Tour diary, part one.
It's tough to overstate the genre's role in the life of a socially and sexually anxious white evangelical male teen.
Founder Kevin Lyman ignored the pleas of 13,000 fans to remove Front Porch Step in July, following sexual assault allegations. Four months on, I questioned him at Warped's London show about how his event can learn from its mistakes.
The sexual misconduct allegations against punk singer-songwriter Jake McElfresh aka Front Porch Step are just the start of a much bigger problem.
"It makes you realize that the only thing that matters is being on the stage."