Running of the Clowns

It was to be the 3rd Annual Running of the Clowns today, however, we knew the risks because of the clown attacks.

I was expecting some kind of turnout, but it was just me, my friend, and two clowns (one of which is the host and creator of the event).

We waited at the Memorial Park Gold Line Station in Old Town, Pasadena for about a half hour to see if anyone else would show up. I joked that we are lucky that the police didn’t show up. I spoke too soon…

The cops question us at the Memorial Park Station in Old Town, Pasadena.

The cops question us at the Memorial Park Station in Old Town, Pasadena.

We told them that there was an event going on today. The host explained to them that, considering the clown attacks, he insisted that anyone dressing up as a clown for this event must look family-friendly and NOT scary. Those are part of the rules anyway, but that had to be made clear this time so there wouldn’t be any trouble. The cops asked for their IDs so they know who they are in case other people report sightings of these particular clowns. Afterwards, we casually headed to Lucky Baldwin’s to hang out.

8th Annual Hollywood Subway Zombie Walk

It was that time of the year. The undead rose again to roam the streets of downtown Los Angeles. The sounds of moaning and groaning filled the LA air. Civilians fled in terror!!

Not really. People eagerly awaited our arrival at the top of the stairs of the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station. They had their phones and cameras out to document the chaos. THEN they fled in terror!

Ok, ok, no one fled in terror. At least, not to my knowledge.

Enjoy my photos of the chaos!

The Shout

The Shout is an hour-long dance performance by Yusuf Nasir that opens at the El Portal Theater on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, California.

Nasir has collaborated with various celebrities including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Neil Patrick Harris, Wayne Brady, Betty White, Dancing With The Stars, and more.

I filmed an interview with him at the El Portal.

The showtimes are:

Preview – Sept. 21 @ 8:30pm (Invite Only)

Opening Night – Sept. 22 @ 8:30pm

Friday Sept. 23 @ 8:30pm

Saturday Sept 24 @ 8:30pm

Sunday Sept 25 @ 8:30pm

You can follow The Shout @SHOUTDANCES on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.




ScareLA 2016

‘Tis the season! It was the second time I attended this convention and I love it!

There are plenty of interesting vendors such as Zombie Larping! The groups is called, Dystopia Rising and they larp in different locations across the U.S. It’s Role-Playing in a Post-Apocalyptic world and you must survive zombie attacks. They had a sample of this in one of the rooms at the convention center. Participants are given a nerf gun and a melee weapon. We have to tap, not hit, the zombies in different areas to “hit” them. Obviously, we don’t hit them hard. Melee weapons deal a small amount of damage and guns deal a larger amount of damage. However, we don’t know what each zombie’s HP is. We just have to keep moving and surviving. The tanks are a challenge. As the name suggests, they have high defensive stats. The whole thing was like flag Football. We wore these belts with two thin straps to represent our health. If both of them are taken, we are down. We were given a time limit before the door was opened for us to escape to safety.

There was a booth that was advertising the new Blair Witch Project movie. We were able to take pictures with a cutout Instagram template and hashtag in order to win a prize.

There were vendors that had really cool masks, shirts, and haunts.

One vendor, ImagineRick, designs some awesome props and creatures.

There was a vendor that advertised a show called, The Real Ghoulwives of Los Angeles which is something that I would watch.

There is a place called, The Phantom Carriage, a brewery in Carson, Ca. They are, “part brewery, part cafe — and part haunted cellar”.

A dark hallway, The Vault of Darkness, provided some entertainment, include a stage act who got his body out of a ring that was smaller than his body. There was a small model of a house that had a half-naked woman inside (maybe NSFW), as well as a TV that displayed static, and various other creepy things. I wanted to get many compositions of this house to capture its creepiness.

Photos from Day 2 will be up soon!