Hi Gorgeous Tour
Oprah came to San Diego in 2004, on her four-city “Hi Gorgeous” tour for O Magazine. Amazingly, unexpected rainfall fell on the event. Amazingly why? Because San Diego, and for that matter, California, has suffered from drought conditions for decades. San Diego is, after all, a desert.
And that’s why the rainfall on Ms. O’s parade was special. She decided that she would hold her venue outdoors at Marina Park near the San Diego Convention Center and Seaport Village. Consequently, on the morning of Oprah’s San Diego premiere, a long line of mostly women formed behind the convention center.
Upon closer inspection, you can see that many of the people waiting in line have pulled out a yellow Chico’s poncho that came in each “swag bag.”
Unfortunately, due to the rain, Oprah cut her appearance short and refunded everyone their ticket money. However, the ladies still got to keep their “swag.”
Oprah greeted the audience who were enjoying the light sprinkle. She mentioned how many times she had heard how gorgeous San Diego was all year round but obviously not today. We San Diegans were grateful for the rain.
After informing her audience that the venue was cancelled and everyone would be refunded their money, Oprah jumped into an SUV and was driven off. Within half an hour, the rain subsided, the sun came out and the rest of the day was gorgeous.