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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Donuts vs. Robots


Tonight's mission was a late one. I didn't pick up my friend Ken until after 10:00 p.m. First stop: Donut Man in Glendora. Despite the fact that it is neither fresh strawberry nor peach donut season, it was more crowded than I've ever seen it. Look at that mob--mostly college students.

The donut of the moment is pumpkin (top right). It's not glazed and has a pumpkin-pie like topping in addition to cream cheese in the center. Really light and really good. I also picked up a Tiger Tail for the road and some donut holes for Wendy.

Chino Hills seems far, but it's only 20 minutes from Donut Man. We arrived at the outdoor mall around 11:30 and it was pretty desolate. Whatever bands or crowds were there for the free Meeting of the Minds festival were long gone. So Ken (below, with arms crossed) and I hung out in the car and ate the rest of our donuts before Free The Robots came out.

The guys went on promptly at 12:30 to an audience of about two dozen. By the time their 30-minute set ended, there were about 8 left. It was great--what the Descendents would call a hallraker--and worth every penny. Check them out when you can live or on Obey Records.

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