Rolling Stones Shake Up Saturday Night in Echo Park [Photos]

The greatest rock and roll band in the world brings celebrities and heightened security to the 1800 block of Sunset Boulevard for a last-minute show.

ECHO PARK, CA -- The greatest rock and roll band in the world came to Echo Park Saturday and much of the show happened outside the venue.

Streets and restaurants around the Echoplex were crawling with security, medics, and media trucks, as well as people who both did and did not get into the Rollings Stones' surprise appearance.

Paparazzi and fans gathered on Glendale Boulevard at the VIP entrance caught Gwen Stefani, Bruce Willis, Johnny Depp, Skrillex, Mark Harmon, James Woods and others who leaped out of limos to check in there.

Regular folks who had won entry wristbands lined up along Sunset Boulevard in the special barriers set up to handle the crowd.

Those who somehow still hoped to get tickets formed their own line too, though security eventually encouraged them to leave.

They settled in nearby restaurants like Two Boots pizza, monitoring Facebook page, YouTube and Instagram for video and images from the show.

Local residents were among them, including design student Andrea Gonzalez, who had lived her whole life in Echo Park and said she'd never seen anything like this here.

Was it good for the neighborhood she had seen change so much already?

"Absolutely," she said. "It's the Rolling Stones."

Check back at the site for more about the show. Enjoy the pictures in the above gallery and share your own.


Rolling Stones Play Echo Park's Echoplex in Secret Show

Colleen April 29, 2013 at 09:23 AM
WOW! Apparently you haven't even listened to the last 6 albums they have put out. Because if you had listened you'd know they are awesome. Its sad that some people are so stuck in one era that they can't even explore other musical tastes that is the Beauty of the Rolling Stones! They can get into any musical genre and do it perfectly!! That is what makes them Great! They do funk,country, blues and Rock, soul,ballads they do it all and whatever they do they do it perfectly. And they aren't getting OLD.... YOU are getting OLD!! Cause if you think they are too old to Rock N ROLL then you don't really know the meaning of Rock n Roll now do ya? I don't hear you telling Paul McCartney to stop playin? Or Eric Clapton? Carlos Santana I don't hear people say they should stop and they are just around the same age! So if you are too old to Rock that's too bad for you but as far as I'm concerned and as far as Real Rock N Rollers are concerned, we LOVE IT! And As long as they Play it we will Keep Showing UP!!! ROLL ON ROLLING STONES!! WE LOVE YOU!!!! XOX
Colleen April 29, 2013 at 09:59 AM
RIght ON WILLIAM NIVER!!! Love your comment and don't forget, the Stones Satisfaction was chosen as Rock n Roll song of the 20th Century. Up against Elvis and the Beatles, although I'm not sure which songs they were using for them, but either way they didn't win THE STONES DID!! YEAH! SO now we go into the 21st Century still listening to the Stones and enjoying them as they continue to Play and entertain us, and still put out records! I LOVE THEM!! They are the very best! xox
rkeeeballs April 29, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Where would music be today without the R-Stones AND the Beatles...It's all good !...Stones are amazing in time. Beatles broke so many barriers to creativity !...yup.
Pearl Cawley April 29, 2013 at 12:28 PM
this is in reply to Colleen who spelled out that two Beatles have passed on. I think "D" knows all of that, because the world knows all of that. I think she was just saying that if it were possible for The Beatles to tour, they would out do the stones. Yes, the Beatles were together only 10 years. 10 years that impact into today, with no touring and 2 dead. They have sold more records than the Stones who have stayed together ALWAYS attempting to catch up to what the Beatles accomplishment. They were number 2 when the Beatles were together and they remain number 2 with The Beatles not existing. You have to remember, the Stones gave themselves the moniker of "the greatest rock and roll band in the world." Michael Jackson also dubbed himself "king of pop." The Beatles are so royal, they NEVER had to laud themselves. The Beatles sit on both the rock and pop thrones.
William Mitchell May 07, 2013 at 06:46 PM
This is a night people will still be telling their kids about in 20 years ... those people who were there, and those who have kids.


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