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Make Music Pasadena a weekend hit (photos)

Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
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People of all ages crowded Pasadena streets for the Make Music Pasadena festival on Saturday to soak up summer weather and loud music. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., over 100 musicians and bands played free concerts on stages set up around the city.

Festival goer Jill Paxton danced with her newborn clutched to her chest, shading her baby with a bright pink sunhat.

"This is the first time I can get my groove on since I popped this one out," she said.

On the main stage, fans cheered for band Grouplove as they played radio hit "Tongue Tied":

"We love playing in Pasadena. It's my favorite place in the world," said Grouplove guitarist Christian Zucconi.

Aside from live music, craft workshops, chalk art contests and food trucks dotted city streets.