Thursday, November 25, 2010
We checked out the Sanrio 50th Anniversary "Small Gift" Pop-up event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. We went pretty early as I had evening plans that day. It got crowded fast. Parking was ten freaking dollars. There was no admission, but pretty much, everything cost money in there. From all the activities to the photo booths. I've been to fun events where it's more of a promotional event, so everything is usually free, like drinks and photobooths. However, at the Sanrio event, there was a ticket booth, where a ticket cost $2 and many of the activities required about 3 tickets. There was a long line for everything. It was fun to just browse and look. I enjoyed the small art exhibit portion. We didn't stay long as I wasn't planning on spending 6 bucks for a photo or standing in long lines. Mostly throughout elementary and junior high, I totally had my Sanrio phase. It definitely ended once I got to high school. It brought back a lot of memories. Especially the older characters such as Tuxedo Sam.