The 11th Annual How Weird Street Faire took place on 2010 May 09.
On 2010 May 08, the Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu dance troupe performed at Yerba Buena Gardens.
I’m not– not for a second– suggesting anything unusual is going on. All I know is I was out working on a photograph of some street furniture, and two guys came by– separately– and did quick mugs for the camera. Thing is, each posed by getting down and leaning on his knee– a peculiar position nobody who’s spontaneously posed for me has ever adopted before. Then I happened to look more closely at part of what I’d been shooting…
On 2010 May 1, an interesting coalition marched through San Francisco’s Mission District to the Civic Center: folks calling for immigration reform, folks specifically protesting Arizona’s SB 1070, and labor unionists.
The 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade took place on 2010 April 18.
Last year, on 2009 April 15, hundreds of folks came out to San Francisco’s Civic Center, site of our City Hall, to rally in favor of the newly-formed “Tea Party” movement. (Link: photos of 2009 Tea Party event.) The speakers’ recurring themes included fortitude and staying in it for the long haul; many signed off with a variation on “See you next year!”
Next year is today.
Left to right: photographer looking for Tea Party rally; bystander; the Tea Party rally.
Media folk, remembering last year, turned out in force. Two news vans. Half a dozen still photographers. Two counter-protesters, complete with skit; perhaps they’re on YouTube somewhere.
One gentleman in a red-white-and-blue shirt and NRA cap.
Left to right: local eccentric Frank Chu; interviewer; foot; the Tea Party rally.
In other news, here’s a gallery of three guys who saw me walking by with my camera and asked if I felt like taking their pictures.
All of these are from 2010 April 10.