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Want to meet the bands on this year's Warped Tour?




A bunch of great bands are coming to St. Pete Sunday for the Warped Tour, including Less Than Jake, Underoath, Saosin and 3OH!3, above.

If you want to meet them, you could hang out around their merch tents all day. Or you could simply donate some blood.

Through Thursday, July 23, fans who donate blood at one of Florida Blood Services' 14 donor centers will receive a free meet and greet voucher for the Warped Tour. The first 150 fans through the gate with a VIP wristband will get access to a backstage/sidestage area where they'll get to see some of the performers up close. And if you have a voucher but aren't one of the first 150 fans there, you'll still be able to take part in a meet and greet with at least one band.

The arrangement is a partnership between Florida Blood Services and the charity Music Saves Lives, which is also offering blood donors some vouchers for music downloads by past and current Warped artists like Katy Perry, Motion City Soundtrack, the Maine and more.

Click here to find a local blood donation location so you can get your meet and greet pass. Call before you go to make sure the offer is valid at that donation location.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo by Sarah Cass.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:30am]


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