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Never Mind the Headliner: Here Are the Best L.A. Music Fans of 2016


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While most concert photography is primarily concerned with capturing the antics onstage, the best images often can be found when the lens is pointed in the opposite direction: at the fans. From Camp Flog Gnaw at Exposition Park to The Growlers at the Wiltern, Steel Panther at the Roxy to The Deftones at the Greek, here are some of our favorite shots of the action and exhilaration just beyond the stage lights — the instances when the crowd upstaged the headliner.