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Those Dancers Hanging Off The Side Of City Hall Were Rehearsing For 'La La Land' Day

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Mayor Eric Garcetti recently named April 25 La La Land Day, to the chagrin of any self-respecting person in Los Angeles. The commemoration ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, but dancers were caught rehearsing for the event Monday. Hanging from wires off the side of City Hall, dancers wearing the primary colors of the movie's opening scene pranced along the building's facade. It's likely they'll be performing to Another Day of Sun, so pray for an extremely overcast day Tuesday.

It appears the only reason April 25 gets the designation is because it coincides with the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray of the film.

City Hall employees and downtown bystanders caught the rehearsal in action in the following posts:

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The dedication ceremony will take place on the steps of City Hall beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. A jazz band will open the ceremony followed by the mayor's dedication. BANDALOOP aerial dancers will perform a dance medley inspired by the film, and then the jazz band will return to close the show.

Director Damien Chazelle, composer Justin Hurwitz, production designers David and Sandy Wasco, choreographer Mandy Moore and jewelry designer Kyle Chan are all expected to attend the ceremony.