If you didn’t make it out to the Issues Anniversary party last weekend, allow us to recap for you what you missed:
There were out-of-control stacks of sale books lining the sidewalk, giant piles of t-shirts for only $10 (Joy Division? Check. The Smiths? Check. The Issues store logo? Double check.), free food provided by Casa Latina, free palm reading, free beer(!), a giant raffle with prizes from more than 20 local small businesses, and, of course, a table full of Fat Bottom baked goods.
It sounds like almost too much, right? Like you can’t even imagine how awesome it was? Or maybe you just need photographic evidence to believe this shit really happened. Well, we’ve got that for you too.
Raffle time came around at 4pm, and store-owner and generally-awesome-lady Noella got the crowd pumped up…
Seriously, the crowd was like 20 times that big. It was massive. Like, too-big-to-all-fit-in-one-photo-style.
All in all, it was a pretty perfect day. We got to meet tons of new local folks and convince them of our merit as a local Oakland business (I think it’s called “networking” or something), run into some good friends, meet some cute dogs, hang out with the folks from Issues and even win a prize (I won a tote bag from Spectator Books in the raffle!). Oh, and we got sunburned! That part may not have been perfect, but rest assured it was our own damn fault.