What a great day! Met up with a new friend here in LA, found on rent a friend off Twitter (friend of a friend) who also helped me find some accommodation over here.
We went to an Organic Café in Venice called Urth Café (which I guess is a really pretentious way of saying Earth) huge queue, huge menu and ended up being served by someone talking at a thousand words a second, or so it seemed.
|Earth Café, though in LA it's spelled U R T H|
A few hours of shooting the breeze with a blend of immature jokes, we said our goodbyes and I went on a hunt to find some juggling balls and no where stocks them, the amount of times I had to demonstrate what I was after with my hands, I could've re-learnt how to juggle 3 times over. The only person I didn't have to do that to and understood what I was after was a deaf guy running a market stall on Venice Beach, though I think it helped that the yellow shirt I was wearing was so loud.
It's not until you wear something so bright you realise that many people here wear black, white or brown.
After unsuccessfully finding my balls on the streets, I decided to eat my feelings with the best cupcake I've ever had, from a place in Santa Monica called Yummy Cupcake on Wilshire Boulevard – simply amazing!
Later on, I was working, sort of and I received a text from my friend from earlier inviting me to Downtown, LA for an art party.
|These buildings are taller than most. Taxi is the size of a car.|
|Entrance to Art in the Streets at MOCA|
|DJ spinning the wax to the invisible dancers, they were so good!|
After the hassles of parking we only really had an hour to enjoy it, but it was a visual feast, creative obesity, photos, information, sprays, images, interactive, videos, signs, cut and paste, stencils, everything.
|Kook as a massive cut n paste piece|
I may go back with a “I'm Banksy” t-shirt on and see how many gullible people I can fool.
|Small sample out of a huge collection of sprayed subway cars|
|Sprayed bus by the entrance|
Composed: Back at the house, Santa Monica