Tens of thousands packed Expo Park for this weekend’s FYF Fest to see performances by Kanye West, Bloc Party, FKA Twigs and more. Metro provided late night rail service for festival-goers both Saturday and Sunday nights and had additional staff on hand to help out riders at the Expo Line Expo/Vermont Station.
During their performance, Bloc Party’s lead singer Kele Okereke introduced one of the group’s songs by saying it was about public transport, adding that it’s something L.A. “doesn’t have much of.”
We won’t take it personally (the band is from London after all), but had he visited the corner of Expo/Vermont at any time throughout this weekend, he might’ve thought differently. Even though it will take a few days to tally the number of riders that took Metro to and from the festival, it was clear Metro was one of the preferred ways to go.
Here’s a time-lapse of fans arriving at the Expo/Vermont Station early Saturday afternoon:
The scene at the station as the festival ended Sunday night:
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) August 24, 2015
And passengers transferring at 7th Street / Metro Center:
Attendees also shared their Metro experiences on social media:
— Hannah Mora (@HannahDMora) August 22, 2015
— tk 💫 (@toraaae) August 23, 2015
The Metro during FYF is what I imagine NY's subway is like but only if everyone was under 30 and shopped exclusively at thrift stores
— cancanyoudothedandan (@dwoodstraw) August 23, 2015
And of course, props go to FYF Fest and their team for doing their part to make sure everyone made it home safe: