Thousands of car enthusiasts invaded Burbank Tuesday night for a social media driven event near the Krispy Kreme doughnuts outlet in the Empire Center on Victory Place. The event was due to kick off at 9 p.m., but three hours before the center parking lot was reportedly packed with cars. In response to the big crowd, both off ramps of Burbank Boulevard on the Golden State Freeway were closed and Victory Place at Five Points was blocked off.
A Burbank traffic officer told me that blocking off Victory Place prompted some flash mob car fans to “flip me off and say they were going home.” That may have happened with a few– but thousands of others continued to hang out in the Media City for hours.
Some parked their cars near Five Points and walked to the Krispy Kreme event.
Other Flash mob fans revved their engines, blasted their stereos as they cruised the streets of B-town. Some gathered at various places such as the parking lot in front of Orchard Supply Hardware at 641 North Victory Boulevard and the McDonald’s at Victory and Burbank Boulevards.