If you are tired of the rock, don’t read this!

10 03 2012

Early this morning the  world-famous 340 ton rock finally reached the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In spite of a few glitches, it did reach LACMA on time, greeting by hundreds of people. The rock has truly turned into a rock star! Sorry, but I couldn’t resist the pun!

On Thursday the rock came to rest in Long Beach for the day where a block party was planned to celebrate its stop. What the organizers didn’t expect were the crowds that showed up. LACMA estimates that 20,000 people came to party by the rock! Apparently some people even dressed up in Flintstones outfits and there were clowns, jugglers, a DJ,etc….

I also learned another fact from the Los Angeles Times yesterday. Underneath that white plastic, the rock is encased in Egyptian cotton sheets to protect it from scratches. I would have thought that a rock created by dynamite might have been able to resist a few scratches….




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