At Opening Ceremony’s Pageant of the People, the stage had nearly as many familiar faces as the front row. From emcees Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen to our amazing contestants to all of the OC friends and family that came out to support, there was a lot of love—and talent—in the room.
This year our founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon wanted to use the show as a platform to talk about important issues surrounding the upcoming election. To foster conversation, encourage people to voice their opinions, and most importantly: to vote. Because the message shouldn’t be left on the stage, we’ve been sharing the poignant and powerful responses on Instagram with the hashtag #OCforVoting
. Days before the election we share everything these brilliant minds had to say, read below for some of the poignant and powerful responses we’ve received.