Shiny Toy Guns
Last Saturday, September 12, however, was one of those days where the strip was what it is born to be. Ten thousand music fans crowded the street for the 2nd Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival to watch more than 40 bands, including Ozzy Osbourne, KORN, Pepper, The Donnas, Shiny Toy Guns, Unwritten Law, The Ringers, LMFAO, and many others. It was the first time the famous Sunset Strip was closed to traffic for an event like this. The festival was unlike other Southern California outdoor fests because not only were performances on two outdoor stages, but at the venues as well. Concertgoers rushed from Whisky to Cat Club to Roxy to Key Club to hear the great variety of music the festival offered. Whether your preference was metal, punk, indie, pop, or hip-hop there were options for just about every musical taste.
We can’t help but mention that with such a large concentration of music lovers, the Sunset Strip also became the ideal people watching location for checking out music inspired fashion. This included tons of animal prints, wild hairstyles, plaid, metal accessories, black, and black. Did we mention black because it must be the official color of rock n' roll? When it came to rockstar fashion, black was the new black.
Whether you wore black, or some other self-styled bizarre fashion it was great to be at the Sunset Strip Music Festival!
By Elizabeth Sherman