Maybe movies are the culprit. Or maybe we've stood in too many lines at too many late-night hot dog stands. But when we look at neon, we always hear a buzzy, slightly fizzy sound, whether the neon happens to actually be buzzing or not.
But we like to think that phantom sound lends some mystery to neon, as if it needs more. (Let's be honest; neon could loan out some mystery to other mystery-needing signage and still have plenty left.) And the mystery of neon, and its beauty, and its brightness, and its night-nice-ness, will be at the heart of the Evening Electric party, which is celebrating the Museum of Neon Art's 30th anniversary.
The Saturday, June 25 celebration will also be a kick-off of sorts for the museum's new Glendale digs. The Brand Boulevard location is, in fact, the location of the shindig, so don't head downtown to where MONA used to be.
A ticket is forty bucks. There will be music. There will be cocktails. There will be the discussing of buzzy, slightly fizzy sounds, and of favorite signs around Los Angeles, and of favorite signs all over.
What's your favorite? We're pretty sweet on Johnie's at Wilshire and Fairfax, and the Frolic Room.