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Griffith Park Lights Festival

I'm not sure how this became a tradition. It would be like a tradition of burning tons of gas in an open fire because that's what you're essentially doing. The Department of Water and Power, you would imagine they would know a little better than to waste electricity on a quarter mile of lights along a park.

Worse off is the amount of gas that your average person uses while waiting in the hour to two hour long traffic jam that you have to wait for in order to crawl to the final destination of the lights. The pay out is really not that good.

Again, this is extremely slow crawling and if you don't mind waiting in a car and going less than 2 mph, then I guess it can be fun for you.. but really, how much gas are you wasting going through this. Is two hours and a tank full of gas really worth it to see this?

Thy usually have a couple of weeks of walk/biking only nights. Frankly, that's the only way ever to see this. Not only will you get some work out but you'll actually get to enjoy and talk to other people. Isn't that what this car culture filled city needs? Some time AWAY from the car.

I just can't believe how much of a carbon stomp you're creating while going to see a quarter mile of lights. It really is the most awful things you can possibly do to the environment.

Besides that, do you really want to have kids in your back seat moving a couple of miles in two hours time. I mean, if you don't have one of those dvd players in your car, I can't imagine how driven insane you will be after it is all said and done.

So what will you do to kill that two hour wait while you idle slowly to the lights? Yeah.. a whole lot of nothing. Then again, in a conversation with an ex girlfriend about the DWP light festival and how I would never wait in that line, she revealed that she loved the light festival and passed the time waiting in traffic performing some... um. oral activities that you really don't want to catch anyone in the dark woods of Griffith Park doing...

So yeah.. come for the two hour traffic jam of a wait.. stay for the view of people in their back seats doing things you really don't want to let your kids see. Yes, with that glowing review I'm sure you're rushing out to this waste of a festivity event.

The only time I can even give this place any slightly above average review is if you're going to park at Griffith park and do the walk/bike nights. Any other time and you're pissing on the environment.

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