Obama Coming to L.A. in September for Swanky Fundraising Events. Shall We Start Bitching About Traffic Now?
Got $10k burning a hole in your pocket? You might be interested in blowing it all in one place by spending it on the opportunity to have your photo taken with President Barack Obama, who is coming back to Los Angeles later next month for a pair of high profile fundraisers.
Obama is scheduled to be in L.A. September 26th, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The incumbent campaigner has two big events on his calendar. First up, a more reasonably priced $250-a-head shindig at the super trendy and hip (sarcasm) House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard, which will also likely cost you time off work, since it starts at 4:30 p.m. This is also where your $10,000 will get you your photo moment, so make sure to shower and dress up and apply some smell-good before saying "cheese" with the Commander in Chief.
Next up, some more serious elbow rubbing at the actually trendy Fig & Olive. This event will set you back $17,900, or $35,000 if you're bringing a plus one. Here there will be an intimate Q&A sesh with the President.
Both events are aimed at bringing in those lucrative Hollywood dollars to the campaign. He hit up those bucks in April when he made a stop at Sony Studios, and held a dinner at Brentwood's Tavern. If it's in your price range and you're free on the 26th (and you're signed up as an Obama supporter), keep an eye on your inbox this week for the invites.
Obviously, the elephant in our virtual room isn't any of the Republicans vying for their party nom, but rather just what this visit and these parties are going to do to our traffic. Feel free to commence making your contingency plan, and start bitching, now. (Sunset Boulevard during evening commute, guys! Waaah!)