Sunset Strip Music Festival Day 3 closes with spectacular performances including Linkin Park, The Last Internationale

Jesus Figueroa
(Photo by Jesus Figueroa)
Written by Jesus Figueroa

(Photo by Jesus Figueroa)
Linkin Park closes the performances on the West Stage at the 6th annual Sunset Strip Music Festival 2013 in front of a large crowd that filled the streets. Fans began to crowd the stage as soon as Awolnation finished playing so they can have a good spot to watch Linkin Park.
The crowd roared as Linkin Park played song after song and danced around on stage. Their performance was incredible and as they did not disappoint fans. They played some of their old hits mixed in with newer hits.
Lead vocalist of Linkin Park Chester Bennington and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda reminisced about starting their career on the sunset strip playing the Roxy and The Whisky A Go-Go but wanting to one day play at the now Key Club to know they had made it. Years later there they are playing out on the Sunset Strip in front of the Key Club as the closing act.
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A spectacular performance by New York group The Last Internationale on the Viper Room's outdoor stage took the audience's breathe away. The powerful vocals by front woman Delila, who is also the bassist, captured the attention of the audience and brought in a good crowd to the smaller stage.
Guitarist Edgey utilized the entire stage to provide an entertaining show that showcased brilliant riffs that accompanied the powerful vocals and boosted the energy of the music. He showed off coming forward as close to the barricade as possible to play fast and passionately.
Bringing his own style and magnificent sound drummer Fernando Silva completes the incredible sound of The Last Internationale. His drumming is impressive and brings a strong rhythm to the sound that this amazing band from New York brings to the stage.
Guest bassist Tommy Black, from Scott Weiland's band, joined The Last Internationale for a few songs including a great cover of "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals, which was one of the highlights of the set.
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Early in the SSMF came an incredible performance by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. They played an incredible set which the audience applauded after every song.
Their performance inspired the audience to sing along and cheer the group on.
They played it safe by not overdoing the theatrics but concentrating on playing a great live set which sounded as good as their recordings.
Drummer Leah Shapiro got a few cat calls from the audience for being a good looking female drummer with a massive talent for playing the drums.
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Shapiro was only one element that made the show good as Peter Hayes and Robert Levon been had great vocal performances which made for a spectacular show.
The music was what the SSMF was all about but it also included Gibson guitars which displayed some of their amazing signature guitars for those in attendance.
Jack Daniels had some Jack Daniels girls walking around giving out Jack Daniels goodies and in the alcohol section of the event they had a tent and truck providing some whiskey drinks.
WeChat an app for andriod and iPhone which connects people via a chat and social media type profile partnered with Los Angeles' Star 98.7FM to send out exclusive meet and greet contests, autograph booth schedule and backstage pictures for those who attended SSMF and downloaded the app.
Kat Von D make up had their tent where they were doing make overs and taking pictures for guest.
Rob Zombie's "Great American Nightmare" had its own tent were attendees of the SSMF were able to sign- up for a chance to win a season pass to the upcoming concert and event series.
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