twenty years ago today marks the anniversary of the la riots and a day i will never forget. the riots began on a wed afternoon. i was a newlywed and my then wife, vivi, had a role shooting in pasadena on thursday. i took the day off and went with her. as we drove along the 10 fwy, we could see the city ablaze with fires all over. at the location, it was as though someone was burning leaves down the street, the air was filled with smoke. the shoot was in a jewelry store, and in the back room they had a tv, where i sat all day mesmerized at the happenings. there was an 8pm curfew, but the riots threw the shoot off schedule, and they only had the location for one day, so we didn't get out until about 11 pm.
as we took the 110 to the 10 fwy, right thru downtown, we were the only car on the fwy coming or going!!!! sur f'ing real! like omega man la. i still can't believe it.
that was quite a moment in time for angelinos. can't we all get along?