Meanwhile, Outside the Kobe and Gigi Bryant Memorial, Over 300 Vendors and Two Jesus Freaks Screamed in Unison

All photos by Tequila Mockingbird.

It didn’t take long for The Memorial for Kobe and Gigi to become monetized. Birds gotta sing, and vendors gotta vend. Food trucks lined Figueroa while Kobe and Gigi candles, chocolates, keychains, buttons, T-shirts, prom dresses, cars,, scarves, and more were being hawked around a 3-block area.

More than 300 vendors slung merch outside, while inside the Staples Center there was love. Love and tears for the loss of life. To others, they were lost lives, but not to me. I know that the had come from mass and had taken communion. For Catholics, that constitutes a state of grace, which means they went straight to heaven. I hope so.

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves.
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