This weekend the Sunset Junction street fair took place on Sunset Blvd., right outside my apartment. Like, right outside. There was no way I could not hear Chaka Khan tonight, on the stage a couple hundred feet away.
The coolest thing about it was the people watching. This article on the fair asks
Where else can you find tattooed and pierced skin-heads, Latino immigrant families with young children, hardcore gay leather "daddies", elderly retirees, "cholo" gang members, and liberal entertainment industry yuppies peacefully coexisting in the same area, much less all coming together to throw a party?
But that's not even half of it. Punks, geeks, girls made up like the Andrews Sisters hugging hipster guys that looked authentically homeless. All those subcultures, thrown together. And with three stages plus three or four record and clothes shops with DJs in front, pretty much anyone could find some music they liked. I thought it was really cool that I could walk 300 yards from my apartment and see Sonic Youth play.
I also like the fact that the variety of people at the fair actually matches pretty closely the makeup of my neighborhood.Posted by jjwiseman at August 25, 2002 10:56 PM