The Real Problem With Detour
The old folks will blather on about what they think is wrong with Detour, but they're wrong, as always.
The real problem is you have fenced off part of downtown LA, which is a weird concept but one we can roll with. But then you fence off part of the fenced off part for people who omg want to drink a beer.
Other events do this too, but those events suck. Face it.
Real street fairs let you drink as you eat chicken on a stick and watch bands play on the streets. Sunset Junction for example is a real street fair with real bands and real people walking around all day drinking and rocking out and no one gets hurt.
But freakin Detour is on the steps of City Hall. The cops are everywhere. G-D jail is within dragging distance. Are you telling me that the cops are afraid that people would get too belligerent in an enclosed space that they couldn't figure out how to get them to the jail quickly, if not easily?
Downtown is scary enough. If someone's being a prick, kick em out. Let them be a prick on those streets at night.
Meanwhile do you see the confusion and emptiness caused by trying to party without a drink in your hand? It's nearly impossible unless you're in the desert or on hallucinogens, but no offense, LA, downtown is the last place we'd wanna trip.
And straight up, how are you gonna look cool hitting on a babe while you're holding a half a bottle of Aquafina?