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Overheard In L.A.: A Festival Of Nightmares
This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features psychedelics, hoarders, and wearing skirts as capes.Overheard of the Week
"It's like Coachella meets Burning Man meets South by Southwest."
via Sierra M.
Bro 1: "I feel off today."
Bro 2: "You did do mushrooms this morning."
Bro 1: "Yeah I don't think that's it."
via Steven A.
What are friends for?
"Do you want me to submit you to one of those hoarder shows?"
"After following him on snapchat, I didn't wanna hook up with him at all"
"It's not that bad, like, $16 for two cups of coffee."
How cannes you do such a thing?
"I'm missing my flight to Cannes!"
"You can always take off the skirt and wear it as a cape."
That's weird, it's a pretty straightforward movie
"Okay, I have a question."
Overheard leaving a screening of 'Mulholland Drive,' via @OliviaPriedite
Too many DILFS
"Dude, you can't just assume everyone in the single rider line is actually single."
Overheard at Disneyland, via @alexJ993
Even considering the guac is extra
"There's so much good food in this city! I'm such a foodie!"
Overheard at Chipotle, via @matty_belanger
"What's your faaave P.T. Anderson shit?"
MCM, the most coveted title of them all
"I think he's good looking but he's not my MCM."
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