The 2013 Vans Warped Tour kickoff party was last night in LA and it was a fun night full of touring friends and lots of great surprises on stage. The girls really stole the show last night with a mix of acoustic and full band sets from Charlotte Sometimes, Dia Frampton, Echosmith, Gin Wigmore, and Juliet Simms. We’ve known most of the girls from tours past but our new favorite find from the evening was Gin Wigmore. Check out her ridiculously fun video for Man Like That. Can’t wait to catch up with her on this summer’s tour. Photos by Rachel Clare. -amanda

We Vans Girls have had a pretty good year in 2012. I rounded up a few of my favorite moments and posts from the year for you all to check out. From musical performances to DIY tutorials here’s my top 10 in 2012:
Refinery 29 came and took a fun photo tour of our office and my stylish coworkers. Hey, I wasn’t there to make the style cut but at least my desk did haha. 
You guys Followed My Vans all around the 2012 Vans Warped Tour this year, I had such a blast making these 10 behind the scenes episodes on the road with some of your favorite bands. 
We were full of ways to customize your kicks this year… Alyson taught you how to dip dye your Vans in this rad tutorial. While Brittany showed us a new take on studs, spikes, and Slip-Ons.
Our friends from the band Bearcat stopped by our office to play us some acoustic tunes. 
Elsie & Emma from one of our absolute favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, featured two super rad DIY tutorials on their own Vans shoes. 
We met up with the band Sucre in downtown LA for some Q&A and a gorgeous take on their song ‘Light Up.’ 
Vans Surfer Leila Hurst taught me how to make surf board bags… or any kind of bag really, in this fun video.
Our friends in the band States sent us this sweet video to post for you guys of their song 'As Good As It Gets (Inside)' acoustic.
I had an absolute blast shooting Coachella this year with my good friend Brianna. We shot bands, style, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Happy New Year everyone and thanks for keeping up with us on the blog! -amanda

We Vans Girls have had a pretty good year in 2012. I rounded up a few of my favorite moments and posts from the year for you all to check out. From musical performances to DIY tutorials here’s my top 10 in 2012:

Refinery 29 came and took a fun photo tour of our office and my stylish coworkers. Hey, I wasn’t there to make the style cut but at least my desk did haha. 

You guys Followed My Vans all around the 2012 Vans Warped Tour this year, I had such a blast making these 10 behind the scenes episodes on the road with some of your favorite bands. 

We were full of ways to customize your kicks this year… Alyson taught you how to dip dye your Vans in this rad tutorial. While Brittany showed us a new take on studs, spikes, and Slip-Ons.

Our friends from the band Bearcat stopped by our office to play us some acoustic tunes

Elsie & Emma from one of our absolute favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, featured two super rad DIY tutorials on their own Vans shoes. 

We met up with the band Sucre in downtown LA for some Q&A and a gorgeous take on their song ‘Light Up.’ 

Vans Surfer Leila Hurst taught me how to make surf board bags… or any kind of bag really, in this fun video.

Our friends in the band States sent us this sweet video to post for you guys of their song 'As Good As It Gets (Inside)' acoustic.

I had an absolute blast shooting Coachella this year with my good friend Brianna. We shot bands, style, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Happy New Year everyone and thanks for keeping up with us on the blog! -amanda

Follow My Vans Episode 9 is here on AltPress! Warped Tour has ended but we still have two more episodes from the road for you guys. This week check in with All Time Low, Tonight Alive, Polar Bear Club, I Fight Dragons, and Chuck Ragan. Next week come back for the tour finale [and a lot of laughs] as I turned the reigns over to all the bands on the tour. -amanda

Follow My Vans Episode 9 is here on AltPress! Warped Tour has ended but we still have two more episodes from the road for you guys. This week check in with All Time Low, Tonight Alive, Polar Bear Club, I Fight Dragons, and Chuck Ragan. Next week come back for the tour finale [and a lot of laughs] as I turned the reigns over to all the bands on the tour. -amanda

Here’s a shot of Jenna from Tonight Alive on Warped Tour this week. Episode 7 of Follow My Vans is out today on Alternative Press so you guys can see what I have been up to lately. This week I hung out with Pierce The Veil, We Are The In Crowd, and iwrestledabearonce for some good times. If you missed anything in one through six, you can catch up on those too. Only three episodes to go and the last one has all the bands on the tour already rallying jokes haha. -amanda

Here’s a shot of Jenna from Tonight Alive on Warped Tour this week. Episode 7 of Follow My Vans is out today on Alternative Press so you guys can see what I have been up to lately. This week I hung out with Pierce The Veil, We Are The In Crowd, and iwrestledabearonce for some good times. If you missed anything in one through six, you can catch up on those too. Only three episodes to go and the last one has all the bands on the tour already rallying jokes haha. -amanda

Last week I showed you guys the first episode of Follow My Vans, this week we are back with episode two in a new place. For the rest of the summer, you will be able to check out all ten episodes on altpress.com and see what my life on the Vans Warped Tour is like. This week I hung out with Beau from Blessthefall and Keith from Every Time I Die for a bus tour and some stories from the road so far. Also making cameo’s in this episode are Mayday Parade, We The Kings, and Pierce The Veil. Be sure to check back next week for episode 3! -amanda