Last month, I was in a Love Live Marine cosplay group as Hanayo at Rainbow Pier, Long Beach CA. Since the group ended up getting delayed and the photographer had to leave after a few hours, I ended up using my camera and be the 2nd photographer. I only brought a 50mm lens, which was not fast enough to get sharp images as it was very windy this day. So I ended up throwing away a lot of the photos as the coat of the cosplay ended up in a blur. I parked across the street at the parking structure for the Pike and ended up paying $9 for 4-5 hours. My friends told me it was cheaper to park at the meters on the street.