The 2008 edition of the Warped Tour wrapped up this past weekend, and it saw the rise of Katy Perry, the arrest of Travis McCoy and a whole lot of sunburned kids screaming along to Against Me! songs. For Adam Siska, the bassist of Chicago's the Academy Is... (whose excellent new album Fast Times at Barrington High is out this week), it's been a historic summer. "It's a good time in music right now," he told Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard. "There's Gym Class Heroes, Against Me!, us, Everytime I Die — there's a lot of good bands on this tour. There's a revolution happening. It could be like 1969, or 1991 in Seattle. It feels like something's happening again. I don't know what it is, but something's happening."
Beckett also wasn't bothered by the whispers that ticket sales were down this summer. "Ticket sales don't mean anything as long as our fans are coming. There's not just pop punk. There's a lot of things happening here. Festivals are meant to be diverse, and if tickets sales are down then it's the fans' problem for not coming out."