Out New Age Shopping with the LA Tarot Fanatics today, I didn’t realize that today is also Santacon Saturday!
As our shopping group walked through Chinatown we gazed off toward the Platform at the Metro Chinatown Station and saw this group of about a dozen Santaconners waiting for the train.
Santacon is the alt holiday celebration where consuming alcohol replaces consuming commodities. Today in Los Angeles and other cities Santacon has people in bright red costumes shuttling from bar to bar. LA Santacon used Metro adjacent bars for convenience and safety.
Through our travels, we encountered them a couple more times in the day.
He didn’t reply with more than a word or two, but she gave him a several Metro stops long lecture anyway. The core theme which she repeated many times, which she implored him with over and over was,
You have to call your mother!
She went on to explain – with the enthusiasm that perhaps only a Santaconner can – that,
Even me, I’m an adult, but I still have to call my mom and tell her that I’m riding around Los Angeles in a red bra and drinking in different bars. She may not understand, but I still have to talk to my mother!