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X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Super Bob
Super Bob were the winners of the X Games Austin Battle of the Bands, winning a grand prize of $25,000. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Super Trucks
This year was the debut of the X Games Super Truck races. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday My Jerusalem
My Jerusalem plays on the KUTX Stage. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday My Jerusalem
My Jerusalem. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Men's Skateboard Street Final
Athletes practice on the Skateboard Street course before their final competition. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Crowd
X Games reporters search the crowd for someone with the X Games app downloaded on their phone to win a special prize. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Men's Skateboard Street Final Winner Nyjah Huston
Nyjah Huston was the winner of the Men's Skateboard Street Finals, receiving the highest score ever posted in the history of the X Games. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Vinyl Dharma
Vinyl Dharma were the second place winners in the Battle of the Bands competition. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Vinyl Dharma
Vinyl Dharma. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Super Bob
Super Bob. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Super Bob
Super Bob. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr. performs at the 360 Amphitheater. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips closed out Sunday at the 360 Amphitheater. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Flaming Lips
Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne throws a giant "F*ck Yeah X Games" balloon into the audience. Photo by Shelley Neuman
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Super Bob
X Games Austin Sunday Super Trucks
X Games Austin Sunday My Jerusalem
X Games Austin Sunday My Jerusalem
X Games Austin Sunday Men's Skateboard Street Final
X Games Austin Sunday Crowd
X Games Austin Sunday Men's Skateboard Street Final Winner Nyjah Huston
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Vinyl Dharma
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Vinyl Dharma
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Super Bob
X Games Austin Sunday Battle of the Bands Super Bob
X Games Austin Sunday Gary Clark Jr.
X Games Austin Sunday Flaming Lips
X Games Austin Sunday Flaming Lips

The X Games wrapped up on Sunday, June 8 with the BMX park competitions, SUPER Trucks finals and both women and men's skateboard street finals. (The Moto X demo was canceled due to wind).

But it wasn't just extreme sports taking center stage, the Circuit of the Americas also played host to musical acts including beloved locals like legend-in-the-making Gary Clark Jr., singer/songwriter Emily Wolfe and My Jerusalem.

Sunday also saw the X Games: Battle of the Bands. Over 200 bands from around the world entered for the chance to take the stage, with only eight finalists chosen to perform. The contest was eventually narrowed down to SUPER bob and Austin's own Vinyl Dharma. Sadly, the locals were beat by Washington, D.C.-based SUPER bob, who took home the $25,000 prize.

At dusk, as the X Games came to a close, The Flaming Lips took to the Austin 360 Amphitheater stage for a colorful performance filled with feathers and fun. Towards the end of their set, Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne threw a metallic "Fuck yeah X Games" balloon into the crowd, marking an extreme end to one extreme weekend.

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