West Coast Vibes at XGLA
X Fest Fans
Between all the musical acts, interactive zones and the best athletes in the world patiently waiting to sign autographs, these kids went nuts. Age was not a factor in the X Fest zone; entire families were caught dancing with smiles from ear to ear.
So-Gnar grom skateboarder Owen, better known as "Big O," was going for a world-record crowd surf here at X Games L.A.
The Metal Mulisha crew stopped by the Ford Fiesta Park to sign some autographs. Matt Buyten (who took bronze in Moto X Step Up), Todd Potter and Ronnie Faisst spent a good hour inking posters and meeting fans, who continually formed a line down the street.
Denver native Furbie Cakes threw down on the tables and blessed the dancing crowd with a mix of funk, hip-hop and some amazing original tracks throughout the four-day X Games.
Red Bull brought out pro athletes Bruno Hoffman, Simone Barraco, Garrett Reynolds, Sandro Dias, Noah Bowman, Sean Pettit and Levi LaValle for a meet and greet on the final day of X Games L.A. 2013.
There were interactive zones all over X Games Los Angeles, and the good people at Good People were there to help teach all age groups and all skill levels. Bikes, boards or scooters, someone was always there to help out.
It's A Draw
Pat O'Toole, the founder of SkateStart, judges a rock-paper-scissors match to establish who goes first in a game of S-K-A-T-E. He was even found in a vicious battle himself.
Though he didn't advance through Street League Skateboarding prelims on Friday, Ryan Sheckler was still a favorite at X Games L.A. Here, he poses for a photo with a fan during an autograph signing at the Ford Fiesta Park. The line to meet Sheckler seemed to wrap through all of L.A. Live.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
The Hexbug booth was busy all weekend, full of kids playing with some rad toys and a constant line for their rock-climbing wall. This dude took this route with ease!
Though they normally write tickets for speeding, even the cops were stoked to be at X Games L.A. They were on crowd-control duty, but said they were also there to meet RallyCross driver Ken Block -- and enjoy some free Otter Pops. (It was hot ... who can blame 'em?)
Mitch Schmidt puts down a plant on the shipping container at the Ford Fiesta Park. Schmidt skated this course all four days and gave everyone what they came to see: big tricks and super-fluid style.
Gymkhana GRID innovator Ken Block was at the Ford Fiesta Park signing posters for a while, with a line longer than his burnout marks. Block did great in qualifiers, but wasn't able to podium during the Ford RallyCross SuperCar final.
Air It Out
The vert ramp at X Games L.A. has played host to some incredible athletic performances by the world's best BMX riders and skateboarders. Iconic backdrops like this one will be missed, though Austin, Texas, will no doubt offer some scenics all its own when the X Games come to town in May 2014.
Chanel West Coast
Everybody and their mothers had their cell phones out to capture this bombshell, who's become popular through her association with Rob Dydrek's TV shows "Fantasy Factory" and "Ridiculousness." With 868,000 followers on Instagram, of course she brought out a huge crowd.
Red Bull Live Mural
Tattoo and graffiti artist 2Shae lays down a sick mural for the enormous Red Bull booth that capped the end of the X Fest area. We're pretty sure 2Shae's spray cans had wings by Day 4 of X Games L.A.; the mural was a continuously evolving piece of art that was added to each day as fans looked on.
Ford Fiesta Park
Pigeon John, an L.A. resident, rocked the crowd at the Ford Fiesta Park designed by skate/snow/art collective So-Gnar. Dodging skaters and kamikaze boards, Pigeon didn't miss a beat.
Anthony Janow throws a huge benihana in front of rapper/TV personality Chanel West Coast in the middle of her performance. Skaters threw down during all the musicians' sets at the Ford Fiesta Park, making it feet like a rad music-video shoot.
You know you're doing something right when even little rippers can draw a crowd. This kid stood 5-foot-nothin' and was hucking all day, pulling this 270 front Indy with ease.
Global Inheritance held a contest for artists to create unique trashcans to promote recycling. The winners had their art on display and their work was nothing short of amazing.
Sean Christopher laid down one heck of a set at the Ford Fiesta Park, playing to one of the biggest crowds out of all four days. While bigger X Games MUSIC showcases went off on Thursday and Friday nights, daytime performers kept fans pumped between contests.