The 19th annual Vans Warped Tour is set to get underway on June 15 at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA, organizers announced at the annual kickoff party and press conference held last Thursday night in Los Angeles. A small sample of bands slated to perform during the 40-stop road trip includes August Burns Red, Black Veil Brides, Chiodos, blessthefall, Never Shout Never, Motion City Soundtrack, Reel Big Fish and We Came as Romans. Visit Vanswarpedtour.com for ticket information and a complete list of bands, dates, cities and venues.
On Sunday, 25-year-old David Lewis of Centennial, Colo., proposed to his girlfriend of three and a half years, Elly Steinmetz, 24. The pair started dating in 2009. One memorable day together, they ate Krispy Kreme donuts at a scenic overlook near Denver, Steinmetz told The Huffington Post.
The proposal took place at the same spot, so when Steinmetz said “yes,” Krispy Kreme seemed like a fitting place to celebrate. The couple asked an employee to take a photo and ordered five donuts. But workers behind the counter surprised them with more — way more.
“Krispy Kreme gave us a THOUSAND doughnuts for getting engaged and coming here!” Steinmetz wrote on Facebook Sunday.
On Monday, Steinmetz told The Huffington Post that she doesn’t know exactly how many donuts they received, but it was more than she’s ever seen at one time.
“They came with just bags and bags. And these boxes and boxes of donuts,” Steinmetz said.
At the time, employees were cleaning up for the night, she said. Still, they stopped to personally offer their congratulations.
“It was really cool to see how happy they were for us,” she said.
The couple posed for a few more photos and stopped by Steinmetz’s parents’ home in Littleton, where they ate what they could, drank champagne and brainstormed ways to get rid of the remaining donuts. Steinmetz joked that her father ate an entire box.
The others would go to coworkers, friends and lucky neighbors.
“I was going up and down my street giving donuts away,” Steinmetz said.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Ramone died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was 79. His son Matt confirmed his father was hospitalized in late February with an aortic aneurysm. Ramone won 14 Grammys and worked with a wide range of artists over his 50 years in the music business, including Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Chicago, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, The Band, Donny Hathaway, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Luciano Pavarotti and Phoebe Snow, among countless others. Ramone’s work on Charles’ Genius Loves Company, Joel’s 52nd Street and Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years helped those collections capture Grammys for Album of the Year. Ramone came to the United States from his native South Africa at the age of 10 to study violin at Julliard. At 18, he opened A&R Recording Studios in New York City.
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