Buddy, can you spare $20 for Sunset Junction?

After apparently making nice with the neighbors, the organizers of the giant Sunset Junction Street Fair must now focus on the huge task of staging one of the city’s largest public events. But, with the economy deep in recession, how much harder will it be to get as many people as last year to pay $20 a day to attend the Silver Lake festival? Sunset Junction director Michael McKinely, whose nonprofit group relies on the event to raise funds for a variety of community causes, said he does not think the economy will have much of an impact on attendance. However, budget-conscious festival fans can take advantage of some long-standing and new discounts that can save a few dollars off general admission (people age 65 and older or under age 12 get in free).

Sunset Junction is once again selling tickets in advance for $15. An even cheaper, $10 ticket is for sale via half-price ticket agency Goldstar. That new deal, however, lasts only a few more days and applies to only 500 tickets. Also, by the time you add $4.5o in service fees, you are back to nearly $15 a ticket.

McKinely said he does not know if any more discounts will be offered. But, he noted, compared to the price of watching a movie at ArcLight in Hollywood ($14.50) on a Saturday night or attending the Coachella music festival ($269 for three days), $20 for a day of Sunset Junction is a good deal.

“It’s a very cheap price.”

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