I just couldn’t bring myself to walk the scant mile down to the Sunset Junction Street Fair. Maybe it was the heat. Perhaps it’s my aversion to crowds or perhaps it’s my shame of not having any tattoos or body piercings other than my ear lobes, or perhaps that my hair is flat and unremarkable. Or perhaps I’m too old, too mainstream, to averse to eating food made in a tent. I don’t drink enough, I don’t smoke anything, I’m not one for making my political statements with my clothing or with a sign.
I don’t know what the hype is because I’ve seen no hype associated with the festival. I’ve lived in Silverlake for nearly 13 years now and never felt this festival was for me. So, who goes? Did you go? Are you from Silverlake? How far did you travel to the festival? How long did you stay and what did you enjoy? What am I missing?