Last night the Coca-Cola Stage came alive with local talent. The first annual Battle of the Bands was a huge, deafening success. Out of 32 bands, eight were selected to compete at the L.A. County Fair’s Battle of the Bands.
Only a $1,200 cash prize and a spot at the 2013 Vans Warped Tour!
The chance to perform for the judges panel alone was an envied one. Founder of Warped Tour Kevin Lyman and Skip Page from Goldenvoice (the founders and promoters of famous music festival Coachella) selected these finalists from a handful of others and talent agent Darryl Eaton from Creative Artists Agency was a guest judge. Eaton has fostered talent such as Kelly Clarkson, Blink 182 and Enrique Iglesias.
After all eight bands finished rocking out for their adoring family, friends and fans, the winner was announced as Cogito from Claremont! The band received the cash prize as well as MULTIPLE tour dates. Second place went to Service Interruption and third place winners were Psycho Punx.
In fact, it was a happy ending for everyone. The judges were so wowed by all the bands, they decided all eight should be featured at the Vans Warped Tour dates at Fairplex!
Now that is a crazy ending for the first annual battle.