No Room for Rockstars documents the true stories of modern era rock and roll, and the insane hours of traveling across the country in a van, playing gigs in parking lots, and never getting near enough sleep – let alone a shower.
During the summer of 2010, the Warped Tour hosted 600,000 fans and featured 200 bands. They reached 43 different cities across America in only 52 days, travelling close to an incredible 17,000 miles, according to the documentary. Many great bands have crossed over to mainstream success while gaining exposure on the road with the Warped Tour; the Tour has been a career stepping-stone for everyone from Sublime to The Deftones, from Pennywise to No Doubt.
The documentary takes on the gigantic task of following several different artists and individuals, while trying to tell their stories within a two hour run time. I found this to be the only flaw, as viewers only get snippets of life on the road as opposed to an in-depth look at the actual show itself and the rare band footage they could have used. I noticed that there even seems to be moments where the film seems to have been set up, scripted. That I found very unnecessary.
Still, it is definitely worth a watch, though there is not nearly as much actual Warped Tour footage as I had hoped.
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