Bottomfeeders Guide to LA
Berta one of our readers and commenters from Far East LA (West Covina) dropped me a note about a free event they were attending at Hollywood & Highland and how they got there cheap and fast.
She has lived in LA for many years with the exception of a couple of years in New York. While in New York she and her husband learned to rely on their subways to get around fast and cheap. When they returned to LA they missed efficient public transportation.
With the price of gas coupled with the time to get into some events as it is too close to normal rush hours she has turned to looking at the train as a way to get around. With her husband disabled public transit was a bit of a worry. They found quickly that it was no problem and he got a cheaper ticket in the process. Her story after the jump.
“It was our FIRST experience as we boarded the Metro Gold line which we picked up in Pasadena heading for a FREE performance by Pancho Sanchez off of Highland and Hollywood Blvd./NH. When we entered the station in Pasadena I’m looking for a booth and a cashier person only to be assisted by a guard who walked me up to a machine for the ticket purchase…..Day Pass cost me $5.00 (all day) and P.K.’s ticket $1.80 (all day/Sr. Citizen or Disabled)!!!! THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION!!
The ride was a breezeeeeeee and the points of interest along the way (museums and such) were new discoveries. One notable stop was China Town–something to think about as a group. We headed into Union Station where we caught the Red Line which took us foot steps away from our destination. No hassle with driver’s on the freeway, sitting in traffic or paying for parking; a mere investment under $10.00!!!!!! We also ran into folks riding the train that we knew.
The Free concerts are every Tuesday night. It took us about 1hr 30 minutes from start to go…we’ll leave earlier than 6:15 pm next time….there was soooooooooooo much to see …”
Pic by Berta with her camera phone…a trick she attributes to me and used with her permission.