Thursday, May 21, 2009

San Fracisco's Bay to Breakers

San Francisco's Bay to Breakers celebration started out as a foot race from the SF Bay to the Pacific Ocean in 1912 to raise the spirits of San Fran residents after the disastrous earthquake of 1906. Over the past century the race has changed quite a bit.
It's still a foot race from one side of the city to the next, but it's much more of a giant sinuous monster of a party. I've been to a few parties in my day, but i've never seen anything like this. There are seven miles from the San Francisco Bay to the Breakers of the Pacific Ocean and I can vouch that all seven of those miles was alive with a over the top antic filled block party. Costumes, floats, masks, beer, kegs, bands, nudity and thousands of people having a good time.

What a Sunday! Here's a couple pics.


Alex said...

Of all the vehicles in the parade, you had to ride the pink fuzzy one, didn't you?

Seeker said...

nice boots.