The other day at one of the dates of the Vans Warped Tour in America, the Westboro Baptist Church decided they were going to protest the festival date but do you think the rock community would suffer? Did you think that the tour would be shut down by these preachers? Short answer: no, not a chance.
It all started with Attila’s Fronz tweeting messages for the WBC and his fairly NSFW messages for them.
When the day came, members of different bands including Stick To Your Guns, Creeper and I Prevail decided to pay them a visit.
This has to be my favorite picture/tweet.
I salute you, you absolute legends! Show them that nobody can silence us! After all, actions speak louder than words.
But the protest against the protest was taken to Instagram as well as Twitter and I don’t think there could be a better post than what was said below.
Other bands including Creeper posted to their pages, to show that the bands and fans alike, would not be beaten, the Rock Community won..
And of course the WBC posted a video of their “triumphant” protest, but we can all see what happened.
Wonderful pictures, amazing sights. I’m just a bit gutted I couldn’t be in attendance but who knows? In a year or two’s time, I could be there right alongside everyone. Hopefully.