Sunday Streets in The Mission. San Francisco. July 11, 2010. FREE.

11 07 2010

Sunday Streets in The Mission. San Francisco. July 11, 2010. FREE.

Youth is still King.





2nd Annual Michael Jackson Flashmob Tribute. Ferry Building Plaza, San Francisco. June 25, 2010. FREE.

26 06 2010

You know it’s a good sign when Frank Chu, PLANT TREES, and D. Miles Jr. are all there at the start of your party, along with half a dozen other unique San Francisco icons that I recognize but don’t have their urls. All the planets were in perfect alignment for this one.

There was a moment where Deep took the microphone and was teasing all the people on the steps of the tower for not participating. “C’mon, all you bloggers. It’s OK to dance” But it’s true. A year ago the steps to the tower were filled with skaters. Now it’s all bloggers.

Video courtesy of Kevin Syoza

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2nd Annual Sunset Music and Arts Picnic. June 13, 2010. Treasure Island. FREE.

14 06 2010

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Even though it’s been falling apart for decades now, Treasure Island is still a really fun place to explore. This is what the future is going to look like once the zombies take over and there aren’t any city workers or DHARMA Initiative left to maintain all of our monuments to excess.

In just a few years Treasure Island is going to look radically different. What a great excuse for San Francisco to go spend the day on this pocket of earth that is out of step with time right before it gets an urban facelift.

UPDATE # 1

Great video of ground zero footage from bird415

My favorite part is the kid on the speakers who’s far more interested in his gameboy than with anything that’s going on at the park party.

Seize the day, my friend.

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Critical Mass Bonfire. Ocean Beach, Outer Sunset. May 28, 2010. FREE.

29 05 2010

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Or at least it was advertised as a Critical Mass Bonfire.

There was already well over a hundred people manning all of the Burning Man Bonfire Pits a good hour before sundown and before any of the riders showed up. After sundown most of the Critical Mass kids decided to stay up on the street with their open containers and get arrested. Welcome to the Sunset, hipster. Regardless, it was a glorious San Diego day at the beach; low-70s, no clouds, minimal winds, and lots of sun. What a perfect excuse for San Francisco to go hang out at the beach.

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The Brass Tax 4th Annual BTxGGPPwBC4. May 22 2010. Golden Gate Park. FREE.

24 05 2010

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Windy is my hero.

1) Girl with tennis racket and knee high tube socks? Check!
2) Dude with gold-plated mixtape necklace? Check!
3) Activate. Party. Now.

I love that dog.

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And look at that, plenty of parking at 1PM. How beautiful is that?

I’m kind of biased since this is The Outer Sunset part of Golden Gate Park, but I really like this part of the park. This bend in particular reminds me a lot of postcards from Hawaii. Almost to the point of being a manmade reflection of what people think paradise is suppose to look like. That and the fact that I keep expecting to trip over Spock’s body from the end of Wrath of Khan whenever I go exploring out here.

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Three Heads Six Arms by Zhang Huan. Opening Reception: May 12, 2010. Civic Center, San Francisco. FREE.

13 05 2010

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Speaking of Buddhas making a home for themselves in San Francisco …

Civic Center is a weirdo magnet. There aren’t as many homeless squatters as when I first moved here, the majority of them have migrated upstream to the United Nations Plaza, but Civic Center still remains a weirdo magnet.

And Civic Center is also ground zero for various parties and political rallies over the year. There’s Love Fest which brings in some 100,000 people, and Pride next month which brings in some one million people and is one of the largest outdoor festivals on the West Coast.

Hopefully my new buddy here, Three Heads Six Arms, will survive unmolested during his stay here.

I’m already looking forward to what kind of party and protest pictures he will appear in 2010 – 2011.





Sunset Season Opener at Stafford Lake. April 25, 2010. FREE.

26 04 2010

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What a glorious day in the park.

I took the Transported SF bus to Stafford Lake again and I think I’m committed to this relationship.

As long as this bus is going to Sunset I will be on it.

It was really interesting to be part of a dance floor experience that traveled down Mission St at golf cart speeds to confused looks from the locals, take flight down the open highway, and then come down for a landing in the outskirts of Novato to one of the greatest free massives the West Coast has to offer.

We touched down at 2PM and there was easily more than a thousand people already there with hundreds more marching in over the horizon like an invading army. It was epic.

There’s already several videos online but I like this one courtesy of chrislrosa because I think it’s great that we live in an era where less than 24 hours after any major event you can find video footage of yourself online filmed by a stranger. Watch out for those flying elbows, Mike.

It’s interesting to think of life in the underground as a neverending adventure. Everyone has a different story to tell and there are certain events that are chaos magnets, they pull thousands of different stories to one place in time and weave hundreds of loose ends together to form the background of your story, which in turn is just the background to someone else’s story, all sharing the same soundtrack to that day.

Everyday in the underground is like a new episode of LOST.

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