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When We Were Young festival organizers respond to concerns

Update: When We Were Young festival organizers have now added a second day to the event, stating "Due to the overwhelming demand, we have decided to add a second day. Same Lineup each day." The festival will now take place on October 22 and 23 and while the extra day might alleviate some of the ongoing security concerns, having the entirety of the roster perform each day (rather than over two days) obviously will do nothing to pacify those worried about too many bands performing in a single day.

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By now you've likely seen the line-up for October's When We Were Young festival, which is slated to feature a slew of seminal rock, pop punk, hardcore, etc. bands — including My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Jimmy Eat World, Glassjaw, Atreyu, and many more — over the course of a single day.

With the Live Nation-organized Astroworld tragedy still fresh in the minds of many, prospective festival-goers have expressed concerns regarding possible safety issues, particularly because Live Nation is reportedly helming When We Were Young as well.

To that end, festival organizers have assured Newsweek that safety precautions are "thoroughly planned."

"The safety of fans, artists and staff is thoroughly planned for among event organizers and in coordination with local authorities," a When We Were Young spokesperson told Newsweek.

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In addition to safety concerns, potential attendees have been perplexed as to how so many artists could possibly perform in one day, even with several stages.

In response, organizers say the configuration of multiple stages with various acts and headliners performing simultaneously should suffice. As per usual, set times will vary, with smaller acts playing shorter sets and headliners playing the longest. Earlier acts are expected to perform for roughly 20 minutes while headliners will play closer to 45-60 minutes.

Specific schedules and logistics have yet to be revealed.

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anonymous 164 days ago

be ah, be mally hahn


anonymous 164 days ago

PLEASE CANCEL THIS! LIVES ARE AT RISK!


anonymous 164 days ago

Wear your fcking mask and get your fcking booster. GLOBAL PANDEMIC!!!!


anonymous 164 days ago

Can the festival organizers assure us that the singers of all these bands won't rape us? because this is a pretty rapey lineup


anonymous 164 days ago

or you could just make it 2 days. which is nice for the sex predators. they will have 2 shots at this


anonymous 164 days ago

Scott Vogel here, Terror should be on this. I will await your sizeable offer. Please see attached hospitality rider


anonymous 164 days ago

highly irresponsible to have this at the height of a pandemic


anonymous 164 days ago

Didn't this shit last long enough the first time around?


evil_hero 164 days ago

no one comment on the cultural differences between astroworlds crowd and when we were young. do not even f*cking say it!


anonymous 164 days ago

There was never a pandemic. Only healthy people with sniffles, and leftists in the hospital due to their McLifestyle choices


anonymous 164 days ago

Actually dying at when we were young fest is by far the least baller way to die in history of humanity.


anonymous 164 days ago

astroworld was filled with anti-vaxers who are stupid. everyone at When We Were Young are very used to complying. there should be no issues here.


anonymous 164 days ago

^^^^ THIS! Astroworld crowd - Stupid When We Were young - Smart


anonymous 164 days ago

There was never a pandemic. Only healthy people with sniffles, and leftists in the hospital due to their McLifestyle choices - bro I know people who couldn't care less who the president is and got Covid and either nearly died or are six ft deep naw daw know I'm sayin?


anonymous 164 days ago

Statutory rape fest


anonymous 164 days ago

nobody knows anyone that died of covid they just know fat 80 years olds that died of diabetes while covid happened to exist


anonymous 164 days ago

what is scott vogel's opinion on covid?


anonymous 164 days ago

anonymous 34 minutes ago Can the festival organizers assure us that the singers of all these bands won't rape us? because this is a pretty rapey lineup We talkin the singer of Atreyu or like, Avril Lavigne? Cuz one of them I'd let rape me. The other, probably not.


anonymous 164 days ago

we are in the middle of a global worldwide pandemic and the promoters think it's a good idea to have a festival? covid can travel through sound waves and infect people. think of all the morbidly obese 75 year olds who never cared about their health their entire lives who we suddenly have to be concerned about!


anonymous 164 days ago

The one-day thing, even if they say its feasible, really isn't. You've got people paying $200+ for a ticket thinking they'll be able to catch all or most of these bands. What will happen is they'll get there, see the schedule, and realize they paid $200+ and might get to see 10 different acts maybe? Probably have multiple acts people want to see playing at the same time on different ends of the place so you'll have to either just skip one or try and watch partial sets of both. The whole thing just sounds like its to big to cram into one day and everyone will probably leave disappointed. But hey, they got their $200+ from everyone so who gives a shit.


anonymous 164 days ago

it's all good, the democrats are getting some mandates in place that will regulate how much you are allowed to weigh.


anonymous 164 days ago

The Story So Far singer is ready to drop kick babes off the stage.


anonymous 164 days ago

Amazing that A Day To Remember has been able to sneak through the rapey cracks all these years. LOL.


anonymous 164 days ago

No mention of catering provided by Tanner's Pickles. This truly is a scam fest.


anonymous 164 days ago

keith buckley here how do i get on this to read from my book


anonymous 164 days ago

Marty Gilroy here, there's not much violence on this fest but I'll definitely pogo during the ice nine kills set 😈


anonymous 164 days ago

Dano from Danos pizza here, I know one of you is the one leaving bogus reviews for my business. We serve FRESH slices every day and I will not tolerate this crap any longer.


anonymous 164 days ago

Keith Buckley here. In my spiritual journey I've Discovered it's better to Heal and seek your Truth. If your Truth is to attend the festival you should pursue that Truth breathlessly. Personally I hopped into the Nailsmobile and never looked back. Nothing But Love. Nothing But Peace. Talk soon.


anonymous 164 days ago

Lambgoat comment section here, I've never had an intelligent thought in my life.


anonymous 164 days ago

I hope this fest ends the same way Sound and Fury did that one year- with someone ridding their motorcycle into the pit.


anonymous 164 days ago

lmao hi Keith


anonymous 164 days ago

Two years later.. liberal retards can't figure out they got duped yet. I understand why Kalus Schwab calls them useless eaters and want's to reduce the global population down to 500M.


anonymous 164 days ago

This festival is eventually getting cancelled and everybody knows it


anonymous 164 days ago

most of these "BANDS" should be cancelled but that wouldn't be convenient for the emo libtards


anonymous 164 days ago

liberals and conservatives are the same people. You're all obsessed with identity, consumption habits, and you're addicted to policing behavior. Anyone still talking about a vaccine who doesn't have kids is a f*cking bitch. Cope harder.


anonymous 164 days ago

based on the number of vaccinated kids the people all in favor of the vaccine aren't even giving it to their kids. the true colors show when the kids come into play. the world is over covid and the vaccine experiment failed. move on. it's a cold


anonymous 164 days ago

anonymous 1 hour ago Scott Vogel here, Terror should be on this. I will await your sizeable offer. Please see attached hospitality rider Sorry, Scott but we just can't afford Terror for this fest.


anonymous 164 days ago

I can't believe libs would think it's ok to hold a superspreader festival like this. every band that signed up to do this should be cancelled. think of how many grandmothers will be put at risk just so some triple boosted libs (who have no actual protection against covid as the CEO of Pfizer has said so himself) can relive their days as pathetic emo loser pansies.


anonymous 164 days ago

SHUT THE f*ck UP ABOUT SCOTT VOGEL!!!!


anonymous 164 days ago

Marty from Zao here, Scott Vogel, Keith Buckley, Sunny Singh, war on women.


anonymous 164 days ago

Never. Scott Vogel is my idol


evil_hero 164 days ago

anonymous 56 minutes ago Lambgoat comment section here, I've never had an intelligent thought in my life. lol


anonymous 164 days ago

who the f*ck is scott vogel anyway? i have never heard of this clown


anonymous 164 days ago

Scott Vogel here, Terror should be on this. Knocked Loose was chosen over us and now also headlines tours that we have support them on. I'm the OG, the original hardcore loser. The James Vitalo daddy money finally ran out and I got no new bands to leech on… Knocked Loose will have to do. After hooking up with big Andy ETID the other night he asked me if I was interested after we both finished… I told him it might ruin our relationship. I don't know what the f*ck I'm doing anymore…. Have you seen this gut I have now? I'm ashamed I always wear a sweatshirt when we play even outdoors in the heat of July.


anonymous 164 days ago

Sunny here… live nation said I can't film here as they are worried I'll capture too much pedophilia and underage molestations.


anonymous 164 days ago

Astroworld 2: Electric Boogaloo


anonymous 164 days ago

There was never a pandemic. Only healthy people with sniffles, and leftists in the hospital due to their McLifestyle choices Lol. Conservatives are the fattest/unhealthiest people on Earth. Just look at fat boy/cheeseborger incarnate Trump. Try again, nancy boy.


anonymous 164 days ago

liberals and conservatives are the same people. You're all obsessed with identity, consumption habits, and you're addicted to policing behavior. Anyone still talking about a vaccine who doesn't have kids is a f*cking bitch. Cope harder. You're really dumb. Think harder.


anonymous 164 days ago

Claude Sanchez here from Coheed and Cambria, we were asked to play this fest but there is no way we can get across the story of Vaxes in 20 minutes.


anonymous 164 days ago

"particularly because Live Nation is reportedly helming When We Were Young as well." Was the fact the poster said, "presented by Live Nation" a tip off??


anonymous 164 days ago

I'd expect "we've looked into it" but I wonder what the Vegas odds are on another massacre like is their an over under


anonymous 164 days ago

You know all the bands you want to see will be on at the same time and the set will be over before you get half way to the next stage navigating through 80,000 people.


anonymous 164 days ago

love the performative concern


anonymous 164 days ago

when we were groomed


anonymous 164 days ago

Ricky Singh here - myself and the new Indian scene legend Sunny we're going open a Dosas spot but as soon as I left the loan office DMS and Hoya stomped me out again. Remember that shitty band Backtrack I played in where you can't name one song we wrote and my singers father bought our whole career? Hell we have Scott Vogel a salary. Now I suck music industry cock and look at it like a marketing, promo grab. I really want really want to sell Toys but all kids do these days is place games. It's ok I got the toys in Turnstile to be the Katie Perry back band. Praise Allah.


anonymous 164 days ago

Damn covid cultists and paranoid schizos everywhere in these comments. Bet these folks haven't left their homes since March 2020.


anonymous 164 days ago

Good festival but the worst thing you've done for this is made it 80,000 capacity.


anonymous 164 days ago

Damn covid cultists and paranoid schizos everywhere in these comments. Bet these folks haven't left their homes since March 2020. ^^ Yeah. These covidiots fell for a trick. It's a common cold and they've injected themselves with a biological weapon that will cull within three years. As they start dying off in mass from an immune system breakdown I will feel pressed to feel any sympathy. Should have done their research.


anonymous 164 days ago

The company that set up an unsafe festival: "we understand your concern, but it's safe" everyone: Oh yeah, okay cool heres 200 bucks


anonymous 164 days ago

Everyone: "we aren't sure about this drug you rushed out" Company that made the drug "nah man, it's safe we'll let you see the studies in 75 years after we are all dead" Everyone: cool, shoot me up


anonymous 164 days ago

Trust the science Can i see the scientific data? no. shut up you conspiracy theorist


anonymous 164 days ago

Commissioner of major league hardcore (MLH) here. It has been determined that the first round pick went to Turnstile to play Coachella, and the second round pick went to Knocked Loose to play the Emo Fyre Fest & headline above Terror on all upcoming 2022 shows. Third round picks will be split between Sunami & Gods Hate to play any, and all fests in the 2022 season. MLH is also looking at a lifetime ban for show swindler & purveyor of well lit shows Joe Hardcore. More announcements coming.


anonymous 164 days ago

Ze santa klaus scwhab here. Ven ve vere young ve used to own too much and vere miserable but ven ve are old ve will own nothing and be happy


anonymous 164 days ago

commissioner, what is your stance on all the lights in the venue constantly being on at First Unitarian Church?


anonymous 164 days ago

^^^^^ CMMISHNR of Hardcore here. Lights are on so Sunny can get the best shots without bringing his own rig. Anything else?


anonymous 164 days ago

^^^^^ is sunny vaccinated?


anonymous 164 days ago

^^^^^^^^ As the CMMISHNR of Hardcore Sunnys vax status is a personal matter. However if you wish donate to his Patreon for day by day status including ALL booster matters. Anyone else?


lake_flaccid 164 days ago

Rocked a mean scene haircut in high school and I still hope this ends up like Fyre fest


anonymous 164 days ago

There is no pandemic. Shut the f*ck up.


anonymous 164 days ago

^ Bowie Kuhn here the official MLH commissioner. Sunny is under investigation by the MLH player association for violations related to broadcasting drummer cams without the drummers consent. He is also not vaxxed and has been using falsified documentation saying he is. More news coming.


anonymous 164 days ago

^^^^ Has anyone picked up Keith Buckley off waivers?


anonymous 164 days ago

Mr. Commissioner. How can make the gap wider between heavy music and pro wrestling(i.e play fighting, grab-ass)? Kids parents think this style of music is dumb enough but add in theme songs by Coal Orange and it's stars screwing off in a "wrestling" ring and it has no hope. Any solution?


anonymous 164 days ago

Code Oranges MGR here, please refer to the collective bargaining agreement from 2017 that stated that roadrunner records was required to submit a bare minimum of 4 songs a year to either WWE or AEW for consideration as bumper/entrance music.


anonymous 164 days ago

The COVID-fearful in this comment section are massive cucks. Get vaccinated and wear your mask when indoors and for extended periods. That's it. Bitching about outdoor festivals is straight-up idiocy.


anonymous 164 days ago

Mr commissioner what are your thoughts on "the drummer shift" i feel like drummers striking their drums causes an unfair advantage for local openers who have not paid their hardcore dues yet.


anonymous 164 days ago

^^^^^^^ Bowie Kuhn here official MLH commissioner. Mr. Buckley has cleared waivers, and remains unclaimed. He will report to the Buffalo minor league MLHBHC affiliate with the other members of Snapcase, Zero Tolerance, Slugfest, and Buried Alive.


anonymous 164 days ago

Funny all of the anonymous comments acting all tough about covid lmao. ya'll sound stupid af thinking you're smart af. "No HeAlThy PerSon DieD oF CovID". Sorry noone in your circle of 2 friends and you waifu community croaked it. But I do wish you had.


anonymous 164 days ago

Mr commissioner any truth to the rumors that due to overwhelming outcry Jacob Bannon will be banished from the hall of fame due to art theft?


anonymous 164 days ago

^^^^^^^ Bowie Kuhn here official MLH commissioner. Code Orange has been banned for life by the MLH for uniform infractions related to leather pants, and the over use of smoke machines. No further comments on Code Orange.


anonymous 164 days ago

Funny how people now call Paramore a pop-punk band. They're horrible. Always have been. Trendy radio rock band.


anonymous 164 days ago

Claude Sanchz of Coherent Cambridge here...i take complete offence to being impersonated in this comments section of the lamb goat. If anyone wants my true opinion on this fest plz contact our manager thanks


anonymous 164 days ago

imagine going to this instead of Furnace Fest lmao


anonymous 164 days ago

lol this goes to show you no one at live nation knows what the f*ck they are doing


anonymous 164 days ago

Do i need a vaccine for this? or will my fake card work?


anonymous 164 days ago

^^^^^^^ Bowie Kuhn here official MLH commissioner. Mr. Bannon had an in person hearing scheduled on this matter regarding to the unlawful use of art with the MLH President of Player Safety Mike Hartsfield, and declined. No further comments at this time.


anonymous 164 days ago

This thing is gonna make Astroworld look like Family Fun Day down at the YMCA


anonymous 164 days ago

"^^ Yeah. These covidiots fell for a trick. It's a common cold and they've injected themselves with a biological weapon that will cull within three years. As they start dying off in mass from an immune system breakdown I will feel pressed to feel any sympathy. Should have done their research." HAHAHA Go eat another bag of Big Macs, you chud


anonymous 164 days ago

Science is a cult. Notice how the only ''science'' that we're supposed to listen to perfectly follows the loony liberal agenda. Wonder why that is.


anonymous 164 days ago

Only good thing about this fest was gonna be Gj. It'll be canceled soon. So let's just rejoice and give some more love to Keith. Keith Buckley > everything ETID did after Hot Damn! … With the exception of From Parts Unknown. Mental health > everything.


anonymous 164 days ago

"Science is a cult. Notice how the only ''science'' that we're supposed to listen to perfectly follows the loony liberal agenda. Wonder why that is." Because the left actually believes in science?


anonymous 164 days ago

If you question the science you are a conspiracy theorist. Meanwhile science is literally designed around questioning prior science


anonymous 164 days ago

Ricky Singh here - Remember when Countdown got kicked off of Back To School Jam 2016 because they had a song defending a sexual assaulter then broke up shortly thereafter? Well I put out that song anyway cuz I'm a scumbag like Countdown whose vocalist who wrote and sang those lyrics went on to form Ekulu with another member or two from Countdown.


anonymous 164 days ago

Rumor mill says Keith and Daryl from Glassjaw are starting a hardcore band. NOT! but would be rad as f*ck! Have Keith's people call Daryl's people please. False News Friday.


anonymous 164 days ago

From the people who brought you: "Oops, we collapsed Radiohead's stage and killed a guy."


anonymous 164 days ago

I can't stop ripping noxious gas any other emo like to fart in each other ?


anonymous 164 days ago

Gotta laugh at all the band sex predator comments. There's a quick, easy fix for that problem. When you are invited to their tour bus or hotel room - say no.


anonymous 164 days ago

^ this guy's a rapist


anonymous 164 days ago

Fyre Fest Part 2 Hot Topic Boogaloo


anonymous 164 days ago

This thing ain't even happening. Can't wait for the outrage when people can't get a refund later this year. This story is just heating up


anonymous 164 days ago

If everyone who is playing this somehow dies music will enter an age of purity


anonymous 164 days ago

So many pussies in the comments, the pandemic is over. Get back to your regular life, take off the mask you soy soaked motherf*ckers. This concert also sucks. Trump/Desantis 2024


anonymous 164 days ago

Trump lost. Still a loser. Will lose again.


anonymous 164 days ago

Commissioner, dino here, how.do you feel about hard-core pornography?


anonymous 164 days ago

but live nation does so this may as well be in commie NYC


anonymous 164 days ago

Wingsofredemption here, me and my wife will be in attendance


anonymous 164 days ago

Trump/Desantis 2024 No way. Your "true leader" is far too fragile to allow himself to be in the presence of someone who may outshine him. Watch Trump continue to take shots at his prodigy for the next few years.


anonymous 163 days ago

Ricky Singh here… this is right up my alley. Vitalos paid for most of the bands guarantees just like he did backtracks career where no one can name one song we ever wrote


anonymous 163 days ago

This world is pathetic lol


anonymous 163 days ago

Dustin Hoffman here from the movie outbreak. Lol all the nerds still on about the f*ckin pandemic. Wear your n95 stay in your basement and stop bothering people


anonymous 163 days ago

The bulldozer made the infected bat fly out of a tree with a banana in its mouth & into a pig sty. The bat dropped the banana into the pen. One of the pigs ate the banana before being taken out of the pen for slaughter. The chef stuck his bare hand into the dead pig's mouth, didn't wash that hand completely, and shook Gwyneth Paltrow's hand with that hand. Gwyneth scratched her eye or nose with that hand & infected the dude she fuc ked during a layover in Chicago on her way back home to Minneapolis before dying along with this dude.


anonymous 163 days ago

Short concert festivals + hodl Bitcoin = profit in 2022


anonymous 163 days ago

Here's an idea: LISTEN TO ALL THESE BANDS' RECORDS. Flying to see them is just dumb. Listen to their records with friends at home.


anonymous 162 days ago

"no one comment on the cultural differences between astroworlds crowd and when we were young. do not even f*cking say it!" One has a bunch ghey kids, Astroworld was a monkey factory, with people with an average global IQ at a retards level of in the low 70s.


anonymous 161 days ago

lol these comments even the lambgoat community are sheep now, go get a booster wear a mask do what the govt says are you retarded??? f*ck all politics being to clean and following anything they say is why were in this mess have a opinion based on how you feel for once not how youre told to think and feel DEATH IS COMING FOR ALL DOESNT MATTER IF YOU GOT A SHOT, WEAR A MASK OR NOT, YOUR TIME IS YOUR TIME YOU CANT AVOID IT HAVE SOME THOUGHTS OF YOUR OWN DOCTORS ALSO STARTED THE OPIOD PANDEMIC YOU FORGET ALREADY?? f*ck this planet





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