Rock the Bells Day 1 - NOS Events Center - 8/18/12
Our celebrity sighting of the night goes to super-producer Hit Boy, who came to enjoy Rock the Bells as well
*TOMORROW: Woodystock 2012 at Elks Lodge Park in Garden Grove
*Top Five Acts You Can't Miss at Rock the Bells
*Long Beach Funk Fest: Five Acts You Can't Miss
NOS Events Center
Through heat and hip-hop, the first day of Rock the Bells trudged on as one well-oiled, wild machine. We spotted a few cases of what appeared to be heat exhaustion, one lone altercation, lots of plumes of smoke, and most importantly -- we enjoyed one of the decidedly-superior festival lineups of the year. Whether it was a newcomer or one of our old-school heroes, virtually everyone we saw gave the San Bernardino audience everything they could muster, pull, and release from their creative and physical bodies. Several years into Rock the Bell's tenure as a festival, every artist must know by now to bring their highest form of self with them when they hit the stage, and we consider ourselves lucky to have been able to witness all these luminaries of the genre in one day-long span. Here's a list of the stuff that stood out.
We don't know what you call this, but it sure looks fun.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Orange County, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.