For my beach visit I went to Venice Beach but mostly stayed near Muscle Beach. For my scope of interest, I was going to use community because when I was visiting Venice, I noticed how no matter what the race or culture was everyone was brought together for a certain purpose and the purpose was to have fun. As soon as I got there we were greeted with a crowd for a basketball player named “El Senior Taco Meat” who was ushering up a crowd to play against him in basketball and some people did but most people just watched. My friend and I worked out at Muscle Beach and even there we saw a strong community among the bystanders and the other lifters who working out. There was one person who was just taking pictures of everyone working out and no one cared because the community there was accepting of the fact that people were going take pictures of other people even without their consent.
Even when I was taking a picture of my friend, that is pictured above, a random person was helping us and giving us posing tips and how my friend should come out and be in the middle of the arch rather than underneath it. After that we walked down the road towards Santa Monica and we were always being approached by the various vendors asking us to see their wares or we were approached by the various street performers over there and we were talking with them about our favorite music, how the struggle is out there for small rappers and how they would appreciate us listening to their music and give a donation. When we declined they weren’t mad they just wished us to have a good day and we continued down the wharf. When we stopped at the various booths there we were always treated with welcoming arms. Overall the vibe and the atmosphere being displayed was very relaxed and peaceful and very welcoming. Even my friend who was nervous to work out in front of a crowd of people, felt very at home when she got used to the flow and welcoming of the community of Venice Beach. The community is strong over there and that’s why I picked the community as my scope of influence.