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A Guide to Guides: The Sunset Junction Street Festival

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Sunset Junction, 2007 | Photo by Ryan Jesena/LAist


Sunset Junction, 2007 | Photo by Ryan Jesena/LAist
Alrighty, it's Sunset Junction weekend. Now in its 30th year, the two-day festival that puts Silver Lake on the map will attract throngs of Angelenos with its five music stages, food, vendors and, of course, excellent hipster gawking. The festival website provides a lot of the needed information, including directions and line-up.

What's not on the website is parking information, $10 will get you a spot at L.A. Community College (off Vermont) and a free shuttle ride, according to the festival spokesperson. Additionally, many use up street parking, but neighbors tend to frown on that.

We recommend using public transit if that's a viable option. The Metro Red Line has stops at Vermont/Santa Monica and Vermont/Sunset, which are a 10 to 15 minute walk from the festival. Various buses also serve the area, but do take note of route changes because the festival shuts down Sunset Boulevard.

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As for other guides to the festival, a handful of sites offer their take.

Lina Lecaro has been covering the festival for some time now and offers her "survival guide." One of her tips: "Flirt with the Hells Angels-ish carny operators for extra ride time. Don't be surprised if they want to ride you later."

Also at the Weekly, Falling James runs down the line-up.

Kathryn Pinto and Brad Roberts of Radio Free Silver Lake "weigh in on our most anticipated acts."

Pop & Hiss at the LA Times checks in with two bands to take note of: Chief and Pollyn.

The man behind Buzz Bands, Kevin Bronson, lists his picks in his weekend music picks guide.

Not enough music for you? Malo, which is located just outside festival limits, is offering a fre alternative, says Gustavo Turner at the Weekly. The two-day festival is called Conjuction Junction and Turner says you must see Light Asylum on Saturday around 9 p.m.-ish

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