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Raffle tickets were given out, and there was an opportunity to buy more of the tickets. I overheard Jack White telling someone, "When they announced you could buy more tickets, one guy said, 'I'll sell mine to someone.'"

When Dean started giving away prizes, he proved to be a funny and entertaining host. And 75 percent of the attendees walked away with something. Two people claimed to have ticket number 909, and a controversy ensued.

A guy named Matt Lorentz, who does artwork for No Fear, showed me his portfolio. He did a cool graphic that had the name written in barbed wire.

I got into an interesting conversation with one guy about street signs. I told him I saw Penny Lane in Liverpool, and that they stopped printing the sign after hundreds of thefts. They now paint the street name on various walls. He said, "I live on Good Karma Lane. That sign has been stolen three times."

I asked him if he thought the person who stole it realized he was risking bad karma.

I debated having a piece of cake. I saw about eight flies land on it. I did some fuzzy math, involving the area of the frosting with the dimensions of a fly and calculated the odds of me getting a tainted piece.

It was delicious.

Crash your party? Call 619-235-3000 x421 and leave an invitation for Josh Board.

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