Photos: Echo Park Rising 2012

[one_fifth].[/one_fifth][three_fifth]FREE MUSIC THE WHOLE DAY. What an awesome concept! Echo Park Rising was a great success with every venue from Origami Vinyl, Stories Books & Cafe, to the TAIX main stage just packed with people eager for some good times. We felt nothing but good vibes throughout the day! I personally wasn’t familiar with most of the bands that performed and was pleasantly surprised with how much new good music I went home with.

A number of booths were stationed at Echoplex supervised by representatives of record labels, local bookstores, and such who sold goodies like gorgeous gig posters, t-shirts, zines, and even graphic novels. Some businesses had one-day promos for patrons of the event like Pazzo Gelato who offered $1 gelato scoops all day long. The whole neighborhood was populated with some of our favorite food trucks as well like Cool Haus who served ice cream sandwiches well until 9pm. It’s amazing how the event brought the neighborhood together, getting virtually every Echo Park establishment to open their doors for everyone throughout the event.

It was undoubtedly a wonderful Saturday that ought to be repeated again and again! Great music, great food, great people – all in one great neighborhood. What more could you possibly ask for?

Were you there? What did you think? Who were your favorites?[/three_fifth][one_fifth_last][/one_fifth_last]

Some of my favorite things are beef jerky, bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, pistachios (aka the nut of the gods), my husband's face, and coffee.