Photos from San Francisco’s 2009 Bay to Breakers Footrace and Historic Street Party

You’ve seen this morning’s post on today’s Anschutz ING Bay to Breakers fun run, now here are some more photos. As always, click to expand.

King Tut, baby. Tut at the de Young Museum is going to be huge this year and next:

“Zero tolerance,” indeed:

Tom Cruise enjoyed his Bud Lite as he rode along:

A classic tiki bar float, the kind our forefathers used 98 years ago. Tradition dies hard:

The dopest DJ of the day helming his Ark. Not sure about the Noah 5:17 reference, however.

Monstrous U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat float:

President Obama proved popular:

Some of the Secret Service agents refused to break character. Good for them.

60% plasma, 40% alcohol:

The famous NOPA NIMBYs were nowhere to be seen, perhaps cowering in fear in their panic rooms. This resident helped out by hosing down the partygoers 

Mostly mellow cops. What’s the opposite of “zero tolerance?”

The party’s over on Fell Street beginning before 1:00 PM.

None shall pass! Momentary, semi-serious defiance.

This unregistered tank, complete with a beer keg under the turret, was encircled as soon as it entered the fight, for your right, to party. It was directed off the street.

The motocycle cops in the vanguard of the party shut down-crew had the ability to clear the streets at about five miles per hour. The problem was that the rear units of DPW garbage trucks and street sweepers couldn’t keep up. So the entire column got stalled, not unlike the time General Patton’s tracked vehicles ran out of fuel at Lorraine in occupied France. The cops up front just hung out while recyclers cleared Fell and Masonic by smashing aluminum beer cans one by one.

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear grapes in your hair. Did she apply for that Murphy Goode “job?” We Can Only Hope.

Pugilistics!

The complement to all those pirates:

This ambulance with flashing lights had a bit of a job getting off of crowded Fell Street. That was unfortunate:

A fair amount of garbage, just before it got picked up:

Lots of trucks from DPW, that’s for sure:

And speaking of Patton, here’s SFPD Park Station Captain Teresa Barrett on Fell, leading from the front. She was engaged and on the scene:

That’s it.

A good time was had by all today, non?

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