This city is no stranger to lovable oddballs, particularly at any of the endless number of coffee shops around town — which, incidentally, is also where a lot of L.A.’s underemployed writers like to set up shop with their computers. But this latest charming eccentric, snapped above at the Los Feliz Starbucks on Vermont, ought to win some sort of award for sheer audacity in combining both points so spectacularly.
Local sound designer Terence Deutsch snapped the photo on Monday and a friend posted the whole thing to Reddit, where it eventually caught the attention of LAist’s Jean Trinh — who herself went and got a photo of the big-monitor’d man in action.
Sadly there’s not much more to be known about the mysterious… beatmaker? composer? … who’s been bringing most of his home audio/video equipment into the coffee shop, but both Trinh and Deutsch say he’s something of a regular, apparently. Though with all those boxes, boards, cords, and monitors, it’s hard to imagine lugging all that stuff around daily just to get some time out of the house.
Here’s to you, Los Angeles, and your endless coffee shop quirks. Never change.