Thursday, November 6, 2014

Day of the Dead at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Last weekend was one of my favorite events ever -- Dia de los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

I already posted several of these shots on Instagram (and stupid fucking Fecesbook -- pretty sure I will be deleting THAT account soon -- I am instantly enraged and irritated every single time I log in to it), but the narcissist in me wants to see them posted a bit bigger here.  So this post goes out to me.  HA! 


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Random blathering about the event...I had to go this year by myself (GRUMBLE GRUMBLE) since a certain someone flaked on me. Meh. So that kind of set the tone -- I was a little bummed. Then my jackass phone started acting up. The one day of the year (SLIGHT exaggeration) that I look forward to taking my favorite pictures is when my phone acts up, telling me I am over capacity (or whatever), that I need to delete apps, blah blah blah. ANNOYING. So I basically missed out on 14 million great shots, but such is life.

The nice thing about this event is that those people that go to the trouble of dressing up EXPECT to be photographed, so you don't really HAVE to ask permission, and you don't feel like you are subjecting yourself to a possible beat down every time you snap a pic.  Overall people were very friendly and accommodating when I asked if I could take a pic -- a please, and a smile, and they pretty much stood still and let me do what I wanted to (lol, within reason). How often does THAT happen?! Nice!

Sadly I don't have any wild stories to report. Nothing. Bupkis. But it was fun and visually stimulating, and what more can you ask for. :)




4 comments:

KaH said...

Seriously?! Love this! I was checking your pics on FB and was so jealous. Next year, you can bring me... We do nothing like this really on the east coast. I mean the closest thing to me is Salem, Mass and people in costumes all month, but it is way too cheesy to appreciate it.

Sister Wolf said...

beautiful pictures!

Lorena said...

I actually loved your pictures !
I've always thought this tradition is unique.
and have a tittle for the one of the elder lady
"everything is dead BUT not my boobs"

Meghan said...

Absolutely amazing photos! Day of the dead is a big deal here too with parades and events. It's such a feast for the eyes!