Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Overheard in L.A.: Because We're Too VIP for VIP

898480828ca711e1989612313815112c_7.jpeg
Photo by coachella via Instagram
Before you read this story...
Dear reader, we're asking for your help to keep local reporting available for all. Your financial support keeps stories like this one free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

This week's round-up includes overheard snippets of conversation from the ice cream aisle of Ralph's, the LA Times Festival of Books as well as dispatches from LAist's own Andy Lara who spent a weekend in a little town called Indio.

Overheard of the Week
VIP Fester to security guard: "Is there a way I don’t have to wait in line?"
At Coachella via Andy Lara

LAME
"I only eat at SBE restaurants."
On Melrose Avenue via @autoreverse

Call an Ambulance!
"I need to schedule an emergency facial ASAP."
At via @fightinmadmary

Support for LAist comes from

OK, Maybe This Guy Needs An Emergency Facial
Unshowered festival-goer to another: “I am a pool of sloppy corn syrup."
At Coachella via Andy Lara

Stories to Tell the Grandkids
"I'm the mayor of the Mojave tent, no biggie. Bet I can be mayor of Gobi by the end of the weekend."
At Coachella via Andy Lara

Attila of the Eastside
"Dude, do you want to conquer East LA, or do you want to conquer all of LA?"
In the ice cream aisle at Ralph's via @JaymayAllDay

The Four Food Groups
"All I drink is water, but I also make smoothies with acai, goji berries, and pomegranate."
At via @calvinhyj

The Book of Paul Tolett
“Coachella is my church. In the sense that I only go once a year and it’s almost like a religious experience"
At the Coachella beer garden via Andy Lara

Follow the Trail of Glitter
Girl 1: "How many Ke$has are we going to see?"
Girl 2: "16. I even saw one girl brushing her teeth with whiskey."
At Coachella via @annabellewalls

How the Other Half Lives
"What?! You have to work on Earth Day?"
In Venice via @_Lichtblau

Lolita Fashion
"If I wanted to be JonBenet Ramsay for Halloween, THAT'S what I would wear!"
via @NickBarks

Shit NPR Listeners Say
"Two Buck Chuck? Oh yeah, I heard about it on NPR."
At via @jhjones

Gets 'Em Every Time
"Wait, that guy's last name is really World Peace?"
In the stands of a Lakers game via @mcten

Support for LAist comes from

Psychedelic, Man
"That cucumber gave me acid reflexes."
At a laundromat via @Jeremiah_Flores

Individualism Is Overrated, Anyway
"There were a few overly-uniformed hipsters there, but it was nice."
At a coffee shop via @MakerCK

Awwww
"It's like Disneyland for nerds!"
At via @HuffPostBooks

Hate It When That Happens
"So we had to cancel cowboy swing dancing..."
In Silver Lake via @TheLosAngie

Gotta Fight For Your Right
“I hate waking up before 11, but I had to wake up and get the party started."
At Coachella via Andy Lara

Such a Good Description
"You've never been to BevMo?? It's like Costco but with only alcohol!"
via @TheLauraJane

Our Overheard in L.A. feature relies on you to send us the strange conversations you overhear in this city. Send them our way at tips@laist.com. (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)

Previously:
Overheard in L.A. at Coachella: "You're Not My Bro, Dude"
Overheard in L.A.: Entering the Honeybadger Phase of Our Careers
Overheard in L.A.: What We REFUSE to Wear
Overheard in L.A.: Gays of Our Lives
Overheard in L.A.: Things That Are Worse Than Bad Lighting