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Arts and Entertainment

FYF Fest w/ Let's Wrestle, The Growlers, The Blow, Cults, Screaming Females, Warpaint, Best Coast, and Thee Oh Sees, 9/4/10

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Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast draws one of the largest crowds at FYF Fest on the Oak Stage -- also see Rachel Carr's photos (Koga/LAist)

Earlier this month, the seventh annual FYF Fest took place at the LA State Historic Park near Chinatown, and while the numbers -- 37 bands across three stages with 17 comedians and an estimated 20,000 attendees -- are impressive, the consensus among many was how disorganized the event was, as exemplified by tweets like "FYF = fuck you fans fest," "Almost 3 hours to get into @FYFFEST = FAIL," "@FYFFEST is like a hipster concentration camp," "Hey @fyffest maybe you wouldn't run out of water if you let us bring some inside. It's only 95 degrees. Jus sayin'," and "Fuck lines fest more like @FYFFEST."

"Just as last year, those arriving early to catch the first roster of bands were left stranded in interminable lines," reported Pop & Hiss. "Although the musicians onstage played to eager enthusiasts, the behind-the-scenes organization was visibly lacking throughout the day and night, as evidenced by overflowing trashcans, lack of water dispensaries and endless queues." Meanwhile, West Coast Sound summarized that "All festival gripes amount to the same thing: too many people in one place desperately seeking comfort in things -- water, shade, room, air, attention, privacy, soap, alcohol, food, and at some point, music."

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To be continued, with photos of AA Bondy, Titus Andronicus, The Soft Pack, 7 Seconds, Local Natives, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Dead Man's Bones, and more later today on LAist.