Breaking: Bernie Sanders Won The Silver Lake Farmers Market
Hillary Clinton may now have the Democratic nomination on lock, but Bernie Sanders appears to have won the Silver Lake Farmers Market by a landslide. Sanders made a stop there this afternoon and the locals, who had been feeling the Bern for some time now, collectively lost their sh*t. It all started, like so many great L.A. stories do, on Sunset Boulevard. See for yourself:
Kate Linthicum, for the record, is the L.A. Times' campaign reporter, and she owned the tweet-coverage, with the perfect mix of Silver Lake snark and real-time updates for everyone trying to get there in time.
Next stop on Bernie Sanders' last-minute swing through LA: Sunset Junction and the Silver Lake farmer's market. Get your kale on, Senator.— Kate Linthicum (@katelinthicum) June 8, 2016
These local "hipsters" rocked the vote for the Bern.
Apparently it was the band Sex Stains:
Hi, that's the band Sex Stains.— DT (@sheilatakeabao) June 8, 2016
It appears that the Senator then made his way down Sunset Boulevard with a growing crowd in tow. People lined the streets, quickly transforming into what one reporter called "essentially a small impromptu rally."
"Run, RUN!! He's at the ginger beer place." Woman at silver lake farmers market calling a friend— Liz Goodwin (@lizcgoodwin) June 8, 2016
"Kick her ass, Bernie!" man shouts from a storefront as Bernie Sanders walks by. "Go vegan everybody" a woman sitting at a cafe shouts.— Kate Linthicum (@katelinthicum) June 8, 2016
Only in Silver Lake.
"Tell him to come into the market," one woman says. "We have cashew cheese, and vegetables."— Kate Linthicum (@katelinthicum) June 8, 2016
FWIW, I've sampled the cashew cheese from that very stand, and it's not awful.
Current life status: running out of my apartment to try to chase down Bernie Sanders at the Silverlake farmer's market— Charlie Guese (@cguese) June 8, 2016
Run, Charlie, run.
Bernie passes bouncy castle in silver lake farmers market..."I saw Bernie sanders!!" A little kid yells from inside castle— Liz Goodwin (@lizcgoodwin) June 8, 2016
Only time will tell if 2016 spawns a rise of "Bernie" as a hipster baby name.
Brittney's vote is in the bag. Mission, accomplished.
Apparently half the people I know happened across Bernie Sanders at the Silverlake Farmer's Market this afternoon.— paperhaus (@paperhaus) June 8, 2016
Someday, this farmers market visit will be like Woodstock. Maybe you weren't really there, but you'll certainly tell your kids that you were.
Full disclosure: I live in Silver Lake and this is my local market.