The streets, stores and parking lots of Echo Park were filled with music and youthful music lovers who descended on the neighborhood for Echo Park Rising, the music festival that sprung up last year after the Sunset Junction street fair was abruptly cancelled after the city refused to issue the required permits. The parking lot next to Taix restaurant served as a the main outdoor stage, where Dante Vs Zombies (shown above) played some restro classics and original pieces. The sidewalks along Sunset Boulevard were busy late into the evening with festival goers hopping from bars and restaurants and listening to impromptu street corner performances. Unlike Sunset Junction, which attracted a lot of community opposition for blocking of Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park streets remained opened during day-long event.
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