Mad Decent Block Party
Mad Decent Block Party 2013
The annual Mad Decent Block Party made one of its final stops Saturday in Los Angeles, just about concluding a summer-long tour across North America. Tons of dance-happy fans turned out for the all-day affair, as evidenced by this shot of The Partysquad's MC Ruben diving into the audience. Miss the XGames.com webcast? Click through the gallery to see what went down at the L.A. Center Studios.
Major Lazer, who played X Games Aspen 2013, was one of the festival headliners at the Mad Decent Block Party. Here, Walshy Fire raps while Diplo cools the audience down.
The Block Party drew a major crowd Saturday. Here are a few smiling festivalgoers stoked to be at the event and showing Mad Decent some love.
Music festivals definitely support flying one's freak flag high. Interesting masks abounded backstage.
What Up, Dawg?
Four-legged festivalgoers weren't left out of the mix, at least not backstage. Here, rapper Riff Raff totes his Husky puppy to the show.
Diplo of Major Lazer makes his way across the sea of fans inside a giant translucent ball. That's some trust right there.
Quite the lineup for an end-of-summer bash in the Southern Cali sunshine. Those who couldn't make it to the show in person were treated to a webcast of the last three artists on XGames.com.
Light On His Feet
MC Ruben skips across stage while DJ Jerry controls the decks of their Netherlands-based group, The Partysquad.
Los Angeles-based DJs Benzona, Paul Devro and Sabo have some refreshments backstage.
An energetic crowd puts 'em in the air.
Surprise guest DJ Dillon Francis walks to the stage to perform.
Fans pop Major Lazer and Diplo masks during the Mad Decent Block Party.
No Pictures, Please
Clockwork (aka RL Grime) helps a friend remain anonymous. Clockwork's was one of the sets webcast on XGames.com on Saturday.
Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, does some crowd surfing. Performers tended to just dive right in at the Block Party.