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I don’t know how this will work but this post is meant to be on atypicalLIVING.com. Mr. J All Day usually does the write ups. Since he decided to go to Seattle and see Kurt Cobain I was left to do this with the help of my friend Buttrpecan1(pictured with Simone Legno) who was kind enough to wake me up and hold my spot in line and let me borrow her camera for this coverage post. The adventure begins…..


With images of past signings and the last Le Sportsac nightmare of staying in line till 8pm i planned on going early. But due to some lack of sleep issues i get a wakeup call from Buttrpecan at 6am telling me she’s #10 out of a possible 350 people that can get something signed from Simone. Now don’t get me wrong I ain’t the hugest tokidoki fan and i own no bags or clothes but a few toys. They are alright and I respect his hustle and think is chick is MEAN. But if you can get something signed and make the value of stuff collecting dust worth more then shouldn’t you do it? And besides that every time I’ve been to a signing I’ve always gotten free stickers. I’m a sucker for free stickers….DOPE stickers. Pic from the line when I arrived at 7:30am.


Nordstrom is strait up hustlers! They set up the line in the covered parking lot(thanks so much! No sunburn!) and were slanging the new Onitsuka Tiger shoes that were released that day 2 hours before the store even opened. I guess this is the girls equivalent to a Jordans release? Well this is what Buttrpecan picked up. Not bad. They also hooked her up with a free plush tiger keychain and a shirt and a cookie and free makeup and free coffee shots or something. I missed out on everything because I always wanted to walk inside the store and use the bathroom so when time came for things to go down I would be ready. Pays to hold it in sometimes. Also everyone that purchased the shoes that day received a ticket to the after party held at Pearl nightclub that afternoon at 5:30pm. Hooked up indeed. Wait its only 10am. Signing still to be held at 1pm. Daym. More waiting.


Fast forward to 1:15 and we finally make it inside to see the man himself. And his lady Kaori(told you she was MEAN!) by his side. His manager was breaking down how many minutes he had till he had to leave for the afterparty. They don’t play. Simone wanted to sign everyboy’s stuff. But somebody gotta just put their foot down sometimes. Maybe that’s why manager man got to fly to Hawai’i. Even trade. Pic of mini munny by Simone and card by Kaori. This is Buttrpecan’s set of stuff. I got the same stuff but due to the 9 other pics she took with the couple Nordstrom said no pics and Simone became a diva in the eyes of people further back in line. Funny stuff. I finally got my free stickers. I wanted to raid the pile but his chick made me nervous and i pussied out and only took a couple.


With time to kill, nothing to do, extra tokidoki toys needing to be signed, and a free ticket to the afterparty at Pearl we decided to go to the back of the line and get another ticket. This time i think we were #300 or something but with tickets finally runnng out and a small guilt trip we let everyone cut making us #348(two other people wanted to be the very last ones). But while in line we got even MORE free stuff including more stickers, cookies, and the kitchen sink(joking). Nordstrom hustlers made sure to keep the money coming and had girls walking around with tokidoki clothes and taking sales for the people in line. Pimp on playa! Can’t knock your hustle!


Finally made it back again at 3:30pm(man i’m sick of Ala Moana already!) Signed more stuff. Got more stickers. Super stoked. As the line finally closed the EMPLOYEES made a line. Funnier stuff. But at least Nordstrom takes care of their workers. Nice.


After a little happy hour at Island Burger(had to kill time and i was hella thirsty) we made it to Pearl. They had mean pupus and all the juice you could want to drink. No alcohol due to the keikis that were allowed in. But Simone was gracious. Stopped by all the tables to take photos with everyone and loosing his diva status. And free swag for everyone. I even got me a plush keychain and a sticker pack and some buttons and cookies. Oh yeah Pearl got small tvs above the urinals so you can watch ESPN and pee. Heaven.


To end the night Tokidoki gave away a bunch of watches including the one Simone wore all day. And a few skateboard decks too boot. I was a free stuff whore! Didn’t spend a penny all day. Thanks to Simone and Kaori, Onitsuka Tiger, and Nordstrom for a dope day. After the party we went to the GroundUp show but there were like fifteen hundred photogs so somebody got that on lock. Just not me. The guy with no camera. With love, Lofa

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