Friday, March 27, 2009

Fiesta Lakers 2009

I have been waiting for the information on this great event. This event is sponsored and aimed at the Latino/a community that supports the Lakers here in LA. I was fortunate enough to go last year and man there was soooooo many people. I went with my best friend Kevin (who is a big Laker fan) and our other friend David. Since it was your first time going to this event we didn't know what to expect. It started at 12pm so we got there at 1230, and to our surprise it was packed. The even is in the convention center and the line went all the way around to Staples Center. We walked into line and stayed there till we got in, which was 2 hours from when we got there. But it was worth it.

Unfortunately we didn't win wrist bands to meet one of the Lakers at an autograph booth, but we seen them on stage and got Laker girl autographs (my two friends obviously were excited about that). Seeing Gasol, Kobe and Sasha was so cool, up on stage and everyone in that room screaming MVP MVP to Kobe as he walked up to speak in both English and Spanish. Every Laker that spoke made sure they said something in Spanish to please the crowd. After that it was time for them to go to their booths for autographs. I went straight to Sasha so I can get close enough to take pictures of him and yes I got some good ones.

We plan to go again now that the info is out, but this time we know to go way earlier for a chance to win wrist bands to meet our favorite Laker!!!!
WHAT: 2009 Fiesta Lakers
WHO: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Luke Walton, Trevor Ariza and Sasha Vujacic, the Laker Girls, and Latino artists
WHEN: April 12, 2009 - Noon to 5 p.m.
WHERE: L.A. Convention Center
HOW: Tickets are free, but to gain entry you must have a ticket. Call (323) 851-5959


  1. That's cool. Good luck in meeting some Lakers ! :)

  2. I know I hope I get to meet them this time! we are going early to get a better shot at winning the wrist bands

  3. Get me in !!! Use your press credentials to hussle some tickets yo !!!

  4. To El Randon hera.. the tickets are FREEE!!!! you just need to go get them.. waiting on them to say where

  5. ha ha. im going to go to this years fiesta lakers too. Its my first time, I was wondering, how do you receive the wrist bands to get autographs, because much like your self I am a BIG sasha vujacic fan.

  6. U have to win them at the booth that they have onside the convention center.. they wont tell you that though.. we didnt find out until we went in and were inlien to get stuff