Gotta say it’s right up my alley.
Tomorrow the LAPD is putting on an exhibit at the Palms casino featuring evidence from some of the most high-profile crimes in the last 100 years. They’ll be showing the knife and cardboard sheath from the Skid Row stabbing murders, Robert Blake’s pistol, pictures, guns, and the infamous fork from the Manson family Tate-LaBianca killings, the clothes that Robert Kennedy was shot in, and O. J.’s gloves. Among other things.
I’m excited to go and actually see the things that I’ve read about, and the sociologist in me is excited to see what the atmosphere will be like. This is the grand star-studded soiree of murder, and that’s thrilling. But at the same time, we’ll be surrounded by remnants of death and pain. How will people act, I wonder? Will there be a sense of gravity? Or will people be all, “Hey, baby, this is Vegas! Woo!”
Either way, I feel lucky that I’m able to attend. If you had the chance to go to this exhibit, would you want to?