Beach Goth V: The Pros and Cons of the ‘Rain or Shine’ Event

By Virginia Ibarra
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Beach Goth was wild. The annual Halloween-themed festival, put on by The Growlers at The Observatory in Santa Ana, took place this weekend and while practically everything that could go wrong went wrong (IE. Location changes, the rain, overcrowding, etc.) we decided to zone into what really matters: the beauty of rain in California, because we are in a drought and we need it.
SoCal doesn’t get to process the term ‘Rain or Shine’ frequently, as the weather often sticks to the latter and when it decides to rain people either frown at the sky or jump into puddles. Nevertheless, the Beach Goth experience was a memorable one, bringing out amazing artists such as TLC, Patti Smith, and Bon Iver on Saturday while attendees shimmied in the rain to Gucci Mane, Future Islands and The Growlers on Sunday. Peep the pros and cons of the weekend below.
Catching Bon Iver perform before anyone else in LA.

____?_____ #boniver #____45_____ #22amillion #beachgoth #fire

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Getting your Beer Turned into a Michelada for Free.

Beach Goth ✔️ Micheladas ✔️ Growlers ✔️ #BeachGoth#5thAnnual #TheGrowlers

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Dancing in the Rain.

Rain!!! #southerncali #beachgoth2016 #beachgoth @yazizimean

A video posted by Erasmo Martinez (@erasmojmartinez) on

Being Carefree on Saturday.

Made it on to with these beautiful ladies! ❤️Amazing photography @edtheanimal #beachgoth

A photo posted by Conner Woodmansee (@connerwoodmansee) on

Grimes Cancelling Due to Wet Equipment.

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The Impromptu River.
Photo by Virginia Ibarra for LA CANVAS
Indoor Stages Being Overcapacity the Entire Time/ Missing The Drums

Trash Bags Not Being Free ($1 a pop folks!) and Having to Wear Them on Sunday.
Photo by Virginia Ibarra for LA CANVAS
Other Happenings:
Eric Andre posed with Jessica of Jessica and the Deltas. Shows mangina IRL.

King Krule released a new song, does this mean there’s a new album coming? Fingers crossed. (Via Pitchfork)

Chilli of TLC pulled a Pharrell, proved that she is also ageless.

chilli says hi✨ TLC #tlc

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Catch ya’ll next year.

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