2007 Sunset Junction Street Fair
This is a wide shot intended to convey the general atmosphere of the festival. Festivals frequently feature large numbers of people (“festival goers”), mechanical contraptions that move bodies through space, against our normal physics in an enjoyable fashion (“rides”) and temporary food and consumer product vendor stations (“booths”). Festivals frequently take place in the open air, as can be seen here.
Here is another one of these festival atmosphere photographs, but taken from a different vantage point. Note booths on the left, festival goers, and ride, in this case, some sort of centrifuge contraption.
The last stages of the life of a Cajun turkey sausage and a Dos Equis. The initial puncture of the sausage casing jettisoned a molten juice that scarred my mouth but good. NB: That’s $13 of goods you’re looking at. Good thing the proceeds from SJ go to a 501(c)3 that is a:
“non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community of Silver Lake, Echo Park and Los Feliz and the greater Los Angeles area. Understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity life styles and gender are the motivation for our efforts.”
This photograph was taken on the patio at 4100, right after some shirtless lummox spilled an entire beer on that right leg. Sidenote: Big jeers to El Cid for charging a $2 “cover” during SJ. On general principal, we had to shun that operation. Somewhat lesser jeers to 4100 for serving up beers that were 75% foamy suds.
This is one of those shots that is intended to capture and convey the broader feeling of the event as a whole, but scaled down to the level of the individual. The depicted young woman is clearly having a good time, ergo we deduce a good time was had by all. NB: If this is you and you would like a HQ version of yourself enjoying yourself at the festival, let us know.
Despite copious inches of sausages consumed, when we drive by one of these, we have to stop. It’s in our very blood.