Concert Photos: 2014 Extreme Thing Sports and Music Festival

Desert Breeze Park, March 29

Now in its 19th year, the Extreme Thing Sports and Music Festival has become one of the most energetic events in Las Vegas. The day was filled with skateboarding, BMX competitions, pick-up basketball games and more than nine hours of music spread across five stages. Co-headlining bands Taking Back Sunday, The used and Bring Me The Horizon jolted the sea of black shirts as fans crowd surfed and mosh pits stopped and restarted (depending on the location of security). The bands didn’t disappoint and left us with enough energy to go another nine hours if need be. ★★★★✩

Photos by Alexander Zayas

Volumes took their face-melting groove metal sounds into the arms of the listening throngs.

Volumes took their face-melting groove metal sounds into the arms of the listening throngs.

Australian pop punk band Tonight Alive seemed way happy, as did their fans, to tour North America.

Australian pop punk band Tonight Alive seemed way happy, as did their fans, to tour North America.

Australian deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder incited intense moshing.

Australian deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder incited intense moshing.

The Used returned for their third Extreme Thing appearance for festival fanatics.

The Used returned for their third Extreme Thing appearance for festival fanatics.

Pop-punk mainstays Taking Back Sunday closed the festivities.

Pop-punk mainstays Taking Back Sunday closed the festivities.

Pop-punk mainstays Taking Back Sunday closed the festivities.

Pop-punk mainstays Taking Back Sunday closed the festivities.

Las Vegans Since Exile celebrated their one-year anniversary onstage.

Las Vegans Since Exile celebrated their one-year anniversary onstage.

Killswitch Engage set the stage ablaze with crushing riffs and screaming vocals.

Killswitch Engage set the stage ablaze with crushing riffs and screaming vocals.

One of the founding bands of metalcore, Killswitch Engage set the stage ablaze with crushing riffs and screaming vocals.

One of the founding bands of metalcore, Killswitch Engage set the stage ablaze with crushing riffs and screaming vocals.

Georgia metalcore band Issues hit Extreme Thing while on their first American tour.

Georgia metalcore band Issues hit Extreme Thing while on their first American tour.

British band Bring Me the Horizon marveled screaming fans with their earsplitting metalcore.

British band Bring Me the Horizon marveled screaming fans with their earsplitting metalcore.

Animals As Leaders laid down progressive instrumental metal riffs.

Animals As Leaders laid down progressive instrumental metal riffs.

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