It all started back in the summer of 2004. Levi was interning at this multimedia company in central PA who produced an online TV show called Around PA. The show featured numerous events throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but it catered to adults.
Wanting to expand into something that kids would enjoy, they let Levi (the youngest person there) handle that…
So what some called “Around PA Detour” was born and they took a trip over to Hershey on a hot day in August to start filming. Where you ask? At the Warped Tour!
Levi handled the camera while Chris Luzier and Mike Fannin, two other Clearfield locals, interviewed the bands and talked to all the fans.
At the end of the day, they had filmed 4.5 hours of stuff that needed to be cut down to a 30 minute TV show! A big job, but somebody could take care of it… or so they thought…
With Levi and Chris heading to college at the end of the month, there was no one to step up and take charge. Even worse, there was some turmoil within the company over the next year or so.
Everyone figured that the infamous Warped tapes had been lost in the shuffle and would never be seen again…
But somehow on a glorious day in January of 2006, the company’s founder found the tapes, and he found Levi.
Once Levi got his hands on the tapes, he knew he had to do something. His friends had been hounding him for the past couple years wanting to see the footage!
That’s when the idea for InsidePunk surfaced! Levi had to get the interviews out into the public eye, and what better way than the internet?
So by March 2006, the site was online, and the rest is history!