Unless you are living under a rock or hate fun, you're probably playing Pokemon Go, the highly addicting location-based augmented reality game that has been sweeping the nation and forcing a generation of lazy millennials to actually go outside.
The game is so popular now that Pokemon Go events are cropping up on Facebook faster than I can click "Interested."
I've been completely addicted to the game, and a big part of the fun is meeting new people by wandering aimlessly around town with my phone in front of my face. So I thought it would be worth checking out.
Let me tell you, it was something to behold.
After parking a few blocks from the pier, the first thing I heard as I stepped out of my car was a group of teens yelling "GUYS! PIKACHU!" When I turned to look, a small crowd was already rushing across the street with their phones out.
After nabbing Pikachu, I made my way to the pier. More experienced players may know that playing in an area where lots of people have the app open leads to more frequent and higher level Pokemon appearances, so I was excited to get started.