Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I know someone who knows someone

Where else could I find a person wearing a large red down comforter like a cape, a giant drum circle along side a man dancing with feathers, an outdoor gym with overly buff men wearing speedos, a man that's head was shaved with the exception of two tufts of hair on either side of his head that were colored bright red and spiked to look like horns with accompanying demon wings and tail tattooed on his back, knife jugglers, a two headed turtle, multiple people dressed as Spiderman and a homeless person parade?

A lot of places you say?

Okay, maybe you can see unique characters in a number of places but this time I saw this diverse crowd of people at Venice beach. Full of hustlers, palm readers, tough guys, and puppies (for real, I saw about 30 different people carrying around tiny tiny baby boxer puppies...adorable). I loved every bit of it. Art of every kind, ice cream cones, intense games of basketball, rollerblading, bicycling and skateboarding in all directions.

Ultra bendy guy outside of the "freak show" (also where I saw the two headed turtle).



Feather dancer man, yelling something maybe in a different language (hopefully, otherwise incoherent).



Horn hair guy, next to a man selling lollipops and custom toe rings (which are evidently a high commodity here seeing that there were several people selling custom toe rings).



Homeless persons with homemade drums and rattles bringing awareness to National Homeless Day.



Random Spiderman guy making balloon animals.



Cool handle bar mustache man.



I feel like this post is comparable to name dropping like the fact that my friend Clint served coffee to Robert Downey Jr. the other day, or how Kimi sees Christina Aguilera's child when she drops off Kaiya at preschool or that Adam may or may not have recognized David Beckham in his coffeehouse the other day. But that is not the point of this post, I was just excited that I could experience the beach and all the many diversities there.

2 comments:

Jori said...

It seems like an awesome place for photography. Which you have proven. Sadly the only comparable thing we have here is at the arts festival, which is only once a year and yields only a live version of PeopleOfWalMart, or whatever that website is.

bowlcutsandchippedteeth said...

Oh I would love to take pictures or at least people watch at the arts festival! haha That would be awesome!