The Sunset Strip Music Festival

September 25, 2014 9:43 PM

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The Sunset Strip Music Festival

Two blocks of the sunset strip are arguably the most important in the history of rock and roll. I took a walk along them last Saturday during the Sunset Strip Music Festival, now in its seventh year and bigger than ever. I started at the Whiskey-a-go-go, a famously small two-story red building hugging the corner of San Vincente and found myself two blocks later at the Roxy, a seventies art-deco-esque building with a marquee almost bigger than it is. Each venue is famous for its intimacy and starting, re-starting, recording live and hosting filmed concerts of some of the greatest bands of all time.

The Festival cleverly anchored itself on these famous blocks as the city shut down traffic so we could freely walk between these two historic buildings and enjoy the three additional outdoor stages as well. It was a treat for my fellow music lovers and I to sample the 70 different bands that rotated...

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