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FYF Fest Presents: Save Our State Parks Adds Torche & Woods to line-up, announces contests

By August 19, 2009No Comments

FYF Fest Presents: Save Our State Parks

Line-up already includes Black Lips, Lightning Bolt, Tim & Eric, No Age, Lucero, Converge, F* Up, The Thermals, WAVVES and more!


FYF Fest Presents:
Save Our State Parks
At the Los Angeles State Historic Park
Located in Chinatown
1245 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
On Saturday, September 5th 2009
Tickets only $20!

Featuring: Black Lips / Lightning Bolt / Tim & Eric (Adult Swim) / Lucero / Converge / F* Up / The Thermals / Glass Candy / No Age / Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio / Torche / Japanther / Times New Viking / Darker My Love / Carbonas / Peanut Butter Wolf / Crystal Antlers / Mika Miko / Wavves / Nobunny / Telepathe / Cold Cave / Har Mar Superstar / The Strange Boys / Dios / Woods / NinjaSonik / Kurt Vile / Eat Skull / Avi Buffalo + more to be artists and comedians to be announced

Tickets are on sale through ticketweb:


“This festival began because of an idea I had when I was 18 while on a road trip with a group of friends in Fall of 2003. If it wasn’t for that trip I wouldn’t be writing this and the festival wouldn’t be happening. That experience changed my life for the better.

In this spirit I want to make it possible for you to come to Los Angeles for the festival, in hopes of you having a similar experience.” – Sean Carlson, Organizer of the FYF Fest


Write us a paragraph and tell us why you want to get away.

The best letter will receive the follow:
$300 For Gas
$200 Cash
2 Nights at a nice hotel
4 VIP passes
4 tickets to see the pride and joy of our city, the Dodgers on Sunday, September 6th.

All submissions should be sent to Please include your full name, phone number and address.

The winner will be picked on Friday, August 28th. Runners up will receive VIP tickets to the festival. Doesn’t matter where you live or your age. This contest is open to all.


On July 28, the Governor signed the state budget. It contained an additional $6M cut to state parks, bringing the total General Fund cut for this budget year to $14.2M. It is expected that this will result in the closure of more than 100 state parks.

The first contest we are planning is in conjunction with the California State Parks Foundation and is all about contacting your legislative representatives and the Governor to let them know how much California’s state parks mean to you. We are putting together some amazing prizes for those who draft and submit the best stories of their time spent at any of the 279 state parks across California. The grand prize winner will receive a gift bag consisting of records and CDs by the artists performing at the event, a huge care package including backpacks, watches, magazine subscriptions etc. and four VIP passes for the festival. Runner ups will receive passes to the festival.

This is how you do it:

1) Click this link to get to the take action center on the California State Park Foundation’s website:
3) Submit the letter
3) Forward the response letter that automatically gets sent to you to and you are automatically entered in the contest.
4) For an extra special prize customize the letter and talk about the most fun you have ever had at a state park and send it with your entry letter.

The winners will be announced on Friday, Aug. 21st. So submit your memories and tell your Representatives to KEEP OUR STATE PARKS open.

We need to act now as the list of over 100 State slated for closure will be announced after September 1st!

Please visit ( for more information.

We want to extend an extra special thanks to our sponsor’s who have helped us to offset the costs of doing an event of this size:

Incase (
Jones Soda (
Altamont Clothing (
Ticketweb (