Saturday and Sunday provided a much needed break from our laptops and TV screens after the media frenzy over the deaths of pop culture icons Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, plus the loss of Seeds frontman Sky Sunlight Saxon, all in one day on June 25. For those who opted not to participate in any mass moonwalks or candlelight vigils on Hollywood stars, there was plenty else to keep us occupied over the weekend. We practiced our “o” face at the Air Sex Championships, indulged our inner-raver at the two-day Electric Daisy Carnival, and celebrated legendary graffiti muralists at the closing night of Crewest Gallery's The Legendary Belmont Tunnel show.
Instead of playing an invisible guitar on stage at the Air Guitar Championships, on June 26 at the Echoplex contestants had sex with someone who wasn't there. Check out the wacky photos in Drew Tewksbury's Air Sex Championships slideshow.
Neo-hippies, ravers and electronic-music enthusiasts swarmed the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the annual psychedelic extravaganza known as the Electric Daisy Carnival on June 26 and 27. View more photos in Timothy Norris' Electric Daisy Carnival slideshow.
Graffiti photographer and Graffiti L.A. author Steve Grody speaks graffiti's language, and at Saturday's closing night of Crewest's The Legendary Belmont Tunnel show he decoded the signs of spray can-armed wall writers. For Grody, the Rosetta Stone for graff writers was the Belmont Tunnel, a subway tunnel abandoned in the mid-20th century, whose gaping concrete mouth served as a canvas for guerrilla muralists. Read more and check out the photos in Drew Tewksbury's coverage, “Written on the Wall: The Legendary Belmont Tunnel Show at Crewest Gallery.”