The First LA Awesome Fellow is a Mystery No More!

January 5, 2011

Turns out there’s a lot of awesome in LA. And after wading through dozens of applications, the Awesome Foundation Los Angeles is awarding it’s first 1K Awesome Grant to Dave Green, creator of Mystery Trip LA!!

What’s Mystery Trip LA? Let Dave (he’s the third from the right) tell you!

Mystery Trip started out as a summer camp tradition.  Whereas we usually knew where we were going before getting on a bus for a trip, one day a summer, we headed out and had no idea the destination until we got there.  Sometimes it was to a dinner theater, a disco or even roller skating.  It was always fun, even if a bit corny, because we were with friends.  Years later, it has morphed into a unique event that takes Mysterions all over Los Angeles to experience the fun, unique and quirky people, places and events in our city. Mystery Trip is meant to bring you and your guests back to a more innocent time where you could put their faith into someone else’s hands and trust you were going to have a good time.

Dave’s LA Mystery Trips started out as a goof for his friends, bussing them around the city in his Mystery Machine to do things like tour Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village, or cheer on some Sumo Wrestlers, or throw back a coconut cocktail at LAs Oldest Tiki Bar. Now he wants to take his idea to the masses and show Angelinos the hidden awesomeness of their fair city – we hereby award him a thousand awesome bucks to help make it happen.

Stay tuned for more on the, yes, AWESOME party we are throwing in his honor.

Thanks to all the other applicants, and please keep them coming! We’ll be awarding another Awesome Grant soon and want to hear your awesome idea – big, small, smart, stupid, just as long as it’s AWESOME. Apply here. it’s easy.