Apparently a lot of people did, according to a story in Eagle Rock Patch. This year’s festival, held on Oct. 1, was notable not only for drawing record crowds but the persistent aroma of pot wafting across several blocks of Colorado Boulevard. The topic came up at last week’s Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council meeting, during which council president Michael Larsen said the festival had become ‘the new rave party” in the absence of Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction festival. The Patch story summarizes the council reaction:
Several members of the council commented—with varying degrees of analysis and alarm—about the blatant and rampant use of marijuana at the Oct. 1 Eagle Rock Music Festival. As just about anyone who walked on Colorado Boulevard at the height of the festival can testify, the air was thick with the pungent aroma of weed. And the fact that marijuana was being smoked not too far from the areas where programs for children were underway was a matter of particular concern that figured at the Oct. 4 ERNC meeting.
The story notes that despite all the pot smoking going on during the festival, the LAPD apparently made no marijuana-related arrests that evening.