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Mayor Twitters About Lu at U2, Forgets What City He's In
Swept up in the good time-y vibes surely prevalent during last night's heavily-touted U2 concert at the Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took a couple of opportunities to share his exuberance over the occasion via Twitter. Villaraigosa and his girlfriend, KTLA reporter Lu Parker, were among the approximately 96,000 fans who packed the Pasadena stadium to see one of the last engagements in the rock band's "360 Tour" with support from the Black Eyed Peas.
Lately Villaraigosa has been less cagey about his relationship with Parker, particularly after the duo have been making enough public appearances to warrant many a watchful Angeleno wonder if an engagement is eminent. Whereas earlier this year he did not publicly acknowledge he'd taken at least one of his costly trips with Parker as his companion, last night he shared with the world that he was enjoying the concert with Lu (and, bonus: a smiley-face emoticon!).
Aside from his love life, his oft-repeated "I love L.A." sentiment kept eyebrows raised. For anyone with even a scant knowledge of local geography, if Villaraigosa were to be loving any L.A. last night while at the Rose Bowl he'd be loving L.A. County, not the City of which he is the head. Mike of Franklin Avenue agrees:
But c'mon. Fine, attend the U2 concert (along with them "Black Eye Peas") -- but the Rose Bowl is in Pasadena. I'm pretty sure the mayor knows that. So tossing in a "I love L.A." while not really enjoying an event in L.A. seems kinda wrong -- at least for the mayor of Los Angeles.
(We'll let his band-name spelling error slide; after all, a person can get twitterpated whilst Twittering via TwitterBerry.)