GALLERY: KAABOO Lights up on Day One

The opening day of KAABOO Del Mar was straight fire, with Fall Out Boy, Grouplove and Echosmith bringing the heat on Friday, Sept. 16.

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Fall Out Boy were just one of many spectacular acts to play the opening day at KAABOO Del Mar on Friday, Sept. 16.
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The crowd was eager, and everyone was packed like sardines to get a look at their favorite act.
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Let's just say day one was straight fire.
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You know him, and you either love him or hate him: Fall Out Boy's bassist, Pete Wentz.
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Guitarist Joe Trohman was meditative throughout the set.
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Wentz was anything but.
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Even he was blown away by the fiery antics on stage.
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Trohman, again, just focused on the music.
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Even in the midst of fire jugglers.
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While the vocalist and guitarist is Patrick Stump (not pictured), Wentz seems to hog the spotlight.
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Oh wait ... there's Stump in the spotlight.
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The entrance to the enormous festival grounds.
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Didn't get enough synthy rock anthems from Fall Out Boy? Well good, because Grouplove joined in on the action.
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Lead singer Christian Zucconi channeling his inner Kurt Cobain.
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The art was psychedelic and sea-themed.
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And Echosmith were cute and Mary Poppins-themed?
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But they still got down.
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And so did the crowd.
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Singer/songwriter, Citizen Cope, kept the audience captivated all by himself -- quite a feat.
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Paradise on earth.
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Australian guitar phenom, Orianthi, joined the fray as well.
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She's played with everyone from Michael Jackson to Alice Cooper.
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And the members of her backing band are no slouches either.
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I think I'm in love.
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Even at nighttime the festival grounds were packed to the gills.
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Funk and jam band Dumpstaphunk got people moving earlier in the day.
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They've been called the best funk band from New Orleans by the "New York Times."
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Am I dreaming? Maybe this really is heaven.
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Future Thieves lent some good old fashioned indie rock to the festival.
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They're from Nashville, so you know they're good.
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Los Angeles' the Record Company channeled the Rolling Stones and the Stooges.
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They mixed a little blues in there for good measure.
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It's not always easy to perform during the day, so when you see a band getting into the music in the sunlight, that's real passion.
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Remember the Rugburns? Well, Steve Poltz founded that band.
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He made opening day at KAABOO extra special with a solo set.
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It was grrrrrrrrrrreat!
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