Concert Gallery: Rage Against The Machine at L.A. Rising in L.A., CA
On July 30th in Los Angeles, CA at the Coliseum, Rage Against the Machine called their all day L.A. Rising Festival to order. Joining them for the day of music and unity were Muse, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Rise Against, Immortal Technique and El Gran Silencio – and that was just the music portion of the event.
The festival also boasted a “Re-Education Camp” – a collection of over thirty local and international nonprofits helping spread awareness and knowledge. The four major areas of concern include War, Immigration, Poverty, and Labor. Rage has always been politically active on and off the stage and they encourage their fans to be as well. Tom Morello on the Re-Education Camp “We are passionate about ending the wars overseas, immigrant rights, protecting working families, and combating hunger and homelessness in L.A. We want to present our fans the opportunity to get informed and get involved while we rock them senseless.”
The crescendo of the evening was undoubtedly when Rage took the stage. Everything seemed to lead up to that magical moment and as frontman Zack de la Rosa spoke to the crowd, the crowd listened – all 60,000 of them. The band played an hour and 15 minute set of music and musings. For one night, the crowd worked together as a community whether it was head-banging to “Testify”, fist pumping to “Killing in the Name” or quietly taking in the magic and the message happening around them.
TWRY photographer Sergio Bastidas was on hand to capture it! Check out his gallery from the show below.
Rage Against The Machine
July 30, 2011
L.A. Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, CA
Photos by: Sergio Bastidas