As summer approaches with the Memorial Day Weekend just ahead, here’s how we in LA are gearing up for the season:
There are already billboards for Emmy consideration. Obscure shows on networks you’ve never heard of have giant billboards on Sunset. More people will see the billboards than the shows themselves.
Billboards for the upcoming Fall TV season are already starting to pop up.
Meanwhile, I haven’t seen a single billboard, bus board, newspaper ad, TV or radio commercial for the Rams. You would think by now the Rams returning to Los Angeles after twenty years would be a big fucking deal but apparently it doesn’t warrant the attention that Starz mini-series get.
Freeway traffic is beginning to ease somewhat when school is out for the summer. You’ll be able to drive the 405 Freeway at 3 AM with no problems.
“Back to School” displays are already being erected.
Movie premiers are happening in Westwood every week. Barriers are set up to hold back the crowds, desperately hoping to catch a brief glimpse of the stars of SAUSAGE PARTY.
Sports talk radio is discussing the Lakers 24/7.
Residents brace themselves for June Gloom, that treacherous weather season where there’s cloud cover until early afternoon.
The LA FRINGE FESTIVAL arrives with fun live theater events all over the city. Pull yourself away from the premier of TEENAGE NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS and go see real actors performing for the love of it.
Disneyland probably raises prices. Take out a loan or refinance your house.
Now that the LA METRO RAIL goes all the way down to Santa Monica Beach, locals will be thrilled until they realize there is limited parking at most of the stops beforehand.
Stars move into their Malibu Colony homes for the summer. Streisand still won't let any of them shop at her private mall.
Some version of the Beach Boys without Brian Wilson will appear. 70 year-old guys singing “When I Grow Up To Be a Man.”
In anticipation of the 2021 Super Bowl, hotels are jacking up their room rates.
The Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theater schedules come out and you decide whether seeing certain attractions are worth the parking nightmare.
People stop watching television. Except for the lucky few who can still see Vin Scully call his last season of Dodger baseball. That’ll be me this summer. Hope you have a great one wherever you are.