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Photos: So, So Many Strokes' T-Shirts At FYF

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Day two of FYF Fest brought out some changes to the scene at the L.A. Sports Arena and Exposition Park: shorter lines (than Saturday's debacle) and a hell of a lot of people wearing Strokes t-shirts.

We're not just talking about one or two band shirts, we're talking about a sea of them. Everywhere you turned, someone was donning a different Strokes shirt, or wearing matching ones. There were old concert tees, ones cut into midriff tops, rarities, and the ones folks told me they got at the merch store. There was one guy who told me he purchased his at Nordstrom. (We also spotted a Joy Division t-shirt trend going on as well, but nothing on the scale of the The Strokes on Sunday—who had some hardcore fans at FYF.)

So much for the rule about NOT wearing the shirt of the band you were going to watch play that day:

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Folks attending the fest were talking about drinking games involving Strokes shirts:

Hey, but we can understand the fandom—The Strokes do have some star power on stage. Check out a clip of their "The End Has No End" performance at the festival: