Sunday, September 18, 2011

One for all and all for one...

Hawks just keep keeping on!!
Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. 99% of tourists come here, and leave a bit bewildered, I guess. It's not the prettiest part of this city - it's gritty in some bits and some people think that this is all there is to LA and hate it.

But take that stuff away, and dudes in Spiderman costumes that look homemade hanging out with a pretty rad Bumblebee impersonator - I think that's hilarious. Throw in a Hawthorn scarf...

....and I reckon it's even funnier.
It's a surreal, freaky spot on the map, but everyone has to see it. It's even worthy of a documentary. Matthew Ogen's 2007 film "Confessions of a Superhero" delves into the lives of the people behind the "masks", and reveals more about their real selves than we can ever get from a 30 second encounter on the boulevard. Hollywood is full of dreamers, and many of these "characters" just want to make it big. If you can get your hands on it, it's highly recommended viewing.