March 7, 2012
Even though I had already seen The Rock I was not prepared for the party that surrounded it at Bixby Knolls. When we arrived in this hamlet of Long Beach, a flashing construction sign read, ‘Big Rock Ahead’. Gotta love the fact that someone has a sense of humor around here- there was also a policeman holding a cartoon blub that said, ‘that’s a big rock’. He became an instant Internet celebrity. There were DJ’s spinning appropriately-themed songs such as ‘We Will Rock You’, rock bands setting up and restaurants with tents selling burritos. On the other side of the street were guys silk screening t-shirts to order, graffiti artists capturing the mise en scene en plein air, kids painting rocks, Rock Guessing and Occupy Levitated Mass protestors. Last, but not least, were the Food Trucks! Ah, thank God. Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about!
Oh, and don't forget the media, of course.