On Sunday morning, from around 6 am to 12 pm my father and I went to the Long Beach High Performance Swap Meet on Carson Street near the Long Beach Airport. This event is an automotive swap meet where over 600 vendors and thousands of shoppers come together to buy and sell custom goods. It’s a unique event with products of antique, vintage, classic, and high performance cars and parts for sale at reasonable prices. It’s a very interesting atmosphere where people gather from around the state and even other states to be a part of this goods exchange. I enjoy events such as this because it feels more organic in how products are purchased and sold.
When I was analyzing the event, I realized Los Angeles has always been a place for people to come to buy and sell merchandise made from local stores or people. It was a gathering ground for individuals to benefit from each other and I could understand that it has been that way in the past as well. The county of Los Angeles is speckled with events such as this for people to express their interests and participate in a conglomerate expo. I believe Los Angeles will always be a place of opportunity and diversity for both residents and visitors.