In 2003, Mest frontman Tony Lovato fulfilled his childhood dream -- and it almost killed him.
“As a kid I always said that if I ever played the whole Warped Tour, I could die the next day a happy man,” Lovato says, who performed on the punk rock summer tour’s stage a few days after having back surgery. As always, Mest gave one hell of a show. “The next day, which was my birthday, I woke up literally in tears because I couldn’t move my back at all.”
The dedicated band mustered up the energy and continued through the summer. While delivering...