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So, you're a Silver Lake hipster* who wants to go to the Sunset Junction street fair this weekend without shelling out that $15 no-longer-suggested-donation entrance fee. It's not that you're not into fiscally supporting harmony and diversity in the community blah blah blah, and some old grampa at the Little Joy the other night said that the Cramps alone were well worth that $15, but frankly, you're a little ticked off that you haven't gotten the invite to the special VIP area yet.

Somebody said something about there being a coyote-style tunnel under the Fun Land at McDonald's, but sadly, you're a little scared of running into anti-VIP lounge protesters down there waving torches and yelling for Paris to get in line for her damn roasted corncob just like everybody else. Somebody else said something about sneaking through El Cid for the Kiss or Kill club show, because that's only $2 to get in to. That's not a bad idea if the Myra door is open and you're not too wasted to make it up those stairs when you're ready to make your move.

Okay, wait. There's an art show at that Bar Keeper store. One of the paintings there is actually a picture of those El Cid stairs. Huh. Maybe you can go into Bar Keeper tonight saying you want to buy a painting, and then when the girl's not looking, hide in one of the bars until morning, and then stroll on out... Nah. Crap. Who do you have to blow to get one of those VIP invites?

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*Dummy. All the hipsters moved to Echo Park years ago.

Photo of the no-longer-at-the-Junction Zipper ride by Jef Poskanzer via Flickr