Sunset. Fall Equinox Celebration at Stafford Lake. 2009. FREE.

22 09 2009

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I took the Transported SF bus up to Stafford Lake for the first time and it turned out to be a fabulous experience.

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Even before they had the online presence and it was all just phone numbers and flyers, hundreds, on some days thousands, of Bay Area kids would pilgrimage up to this sleepy suburb just north of San Francisco and transform its park by the lake into an amazing and wonderful experience.

Bruce Sterling once wrote that Burning Man is the New American Holiday.

To go with that theme, Sunset has very much become one of my favorite San Francisco Holidays.

It can be kind of difficult to put into words, but it’s a ritual that transcends a party. It’s something that we’ve all created, kept alive all these years, and means something to us… if for no other reason than it’s a celebration of the fact that you made it to see another year. Even if you lost your job and have no idea what the fuck you’re going to do with your life, you made it. I consider myself very lucky to have been a part of that constantly evolving tribe over the last 14 years.

My good friend Doug Zimmerman took some great pictures over HERE

He’s been doing an amazing job of documenting the scene over the years, which will make for one hell of a coffee table book one of these days.

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