Allrighty, I promised a wrapup and I shall deliver! So was it worth the trip? Abso-fuckin-lutely!!! Part 2 will have pics of my finds, but I wanted to get a few thoughts out first.
After rolling into Penn Station, I decided to take a brief side trip to 37th between 7th and 6th. I had heard from a little birdie there were some wholesale bead shops over there. Most were only open monday thru friday, but I did find one that was open and got an awesome haul of glittery treasures including some rockin' skull beads!
Magpie like urges fulfilled, I caught the subway downtown for the flea market. The place was so packed, I had to wait in line for a bit to get in. However, it was totally worth it. Piles of clothes(and ladies) everywhere!! Elbow room was at a premium, and in a less hospitable crowd I would have been nervous, but the self-love was everywhere. It was such an amazing pool of size positive energy. Everyone was chatting, swapping finds, and generally being awesome.
Oh, and a mariachi band hopped on the train down. How cool is that?? Part 2 to come once I locate and fire up the camera.