MY THOUGHTS/TIPS ON THE JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE 2016
@ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Fact: This event started in 2004 and I've been going since 2005.
Its my TOP LA event and I've only missed one year IN protest- my reasons were posted when i happened.
one great reason to attend this year:
it may be the last year it happens. it is through an actual ramones
loved one that this is taking place.
henry rollins will be in attendance.
i can drink alcohol and bring it in too!
Early arrival is very encouraged, because the stuff that happens BEFORE the movie begins is the best.
LATECOMERS SHOULD USE UBER TO GET IN LINE FASTER
Kids are Free but people will be DRINKING at this event, don't expect a G RATED audience.
Better go super early because this year will get super packed like NEVER before due to all the publicity from KLOS.
MUST DO: once you enter the cemetery- go sharply left and you'll end up at the grave
of dee dee ramone, the only ramone buried in la. Johnny ramones statue will be close to the event area, next to the main mausoleum.
metallica's kirk hammett will be displaying his art and collectibles inside the mausoleum.
People I've met there:
Henry Rollins, PJ Soles, Monte A. Melnick, Arturo Vega (RIP)
Tommy Ramone (RIP) Marky Ramone, CJ Ramone, Jerry Only
Some were official meet n greets, others were spontaneous.
I've also spotted Lisa-Marie Presley, John Waters, Johnny Depp was a circus lol,
Dita von teese, Tracey Lords n Many many more people.
Once it gets dark walking around the cemetery is not recommended unless you know the layout really well. The Security team is very alert- although very professional here. COME EARLY and bring a cooler with drinks and food and this will be enjoyable. If you are coming after dark, you will be assed out of places to lay the blanket at and will have to buy overpriced drinks and food at food trucks.
You'll definitely miss the show waiting in a long line.
this year, john doe from the band x will be conducting a q & a session with the
cast of the ramones movie 'rock & roll high school . any true ramones fan should check it out.
Try to bring a thick blanket and put a sheet over it. preparation is key to enjoyijng
this extremely unique event. it may even be the last year that it happens.
i gotta give it to linda ramone for keeping the legacy alive and classy. i have
my strong opinions but i usually enjoy this event very much.
kids are free this year but remember, punks will be in attendance, being....punks.
this may not be the quietest movie going experience, that's for sure.
buy a licensed ramones t-shirt from the tents
- super quality hard to find items.
Presented by linda ramone
ticket link here
http://hollywoodforever.ticketfly.com/event/1205111-johnny-ramone-tribute-2016-los-angeles/ TO BUY TICKETS
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