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Adventures in Costuming: LA Opera Sale… OMG

So I showed up (with a couple of friends) at the LA Opera sale at about 10:30 AM on Saturday, and this is what we saw.  The line was around the block, and by our estimate, there were over 500 people waiting to get in.

Security was doing some kind of crowd control, so the buying area wouldn’t be a mob scene.  We took one look at that line, and determined that there would be treasures elsewhere.

We went to Olvera Street instead, where I introduced my East-Coast friends to two unforgettable West-Coast culinary treasures: churros and horchata.  It was time well spent.

I later heard from others who attended the sale that they waited in line for two hours, and that it was fairly picked over by the time they were let in.  Hmmm.  I am glad for LA Opera that they had a successful sale, but… who knew?!!?

Here is an LA Times article about the sale.


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