Posts Tagged ‘bandshell’

The Only Type of Dance Party the NIMBYs of San Francisco’s Panhandle Will Allow? Silent Disco – Look at them Go!

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Golden Gate Park Panhandle, Saturday, June 8th, 2013.

Note the wireless headphones:

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You know, like this from last year.

“Silent Frisco” is Silent Disco – Grab Your Headphones and Dance – Even the NoPA NIMBYs Approve!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

This was the scene over the weekend in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.

See? Just look at those kids go!

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But you couldn’t hear this party, cause people were dancing whilst listening to a DJ’s short-range broadcast.

It’s Silent Frisco, baby!

Now, do you remember the five-star rated Panhandle Bandshell from a half-decade ago? It was placed in the same basic place in the park until it got chased away by real estate interests and the horrible white, wizened, wealthy NIMBYs what still infest the Upper Haight / North of Panhandle areas.

Will area NIMBY’s now start complaining about Silent Frisco?

I don’t know, maybe they never even noticed.

Bon Courage, Silent Frisco!

“Silent Frisco makes your “scene” not heard, preserving the right for artists express themselves in public settings where “noise” has previously made such activities impractical or illegal. Through the use of custom “silent” wireless headphone technology, Silent Frisco produces unique music experiences, where live artists rock the house without waking the neighbors!

WE OWN TWO THOUSAND 2-CHANNEL, FESTIVAL-OPTIMIZED WIRELESS HEADPHONES. Custom-designed and built from scratch, Silent Frisco headsets operate TWO simultaneous independent radio channel feeds, while providing the best in audio clarity, volume, and comfort.

Developed in the 1980s, ‘Silent Disco’ concept made it’s U.S. debut at the 2005 Bonnaroo Festival, where resident Dj and Silent Frisco founder Robbie “MoPo” Kowal (pictured) introduced the user-friendly technology to ecstatic audiences seeking additional late night programming. Since then, Kowal, and Silent Frisco team have been pushing this unique concept at dozens of major U.S. music and arts festivals.”

OMG, the Panhandle Bandshell Has Gone Missing – When Oh When Will it Find a Permanent Home?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

You see, it use to be all like this.

But now, it’s all like this. It’s gone.

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Hey, what if we put the Panhandle Bandshell back in the Panhandle where it belongs? You know, permanent-like.

Maybe someday…

Pathetic Panhandle Bandshell Now Sits Surrounded by Parked Cars – A NIMBY Victory

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The belov’d Panhandle Bandshell got kicked out of Golden Gate Park a few years back only to end up in a damn parking lot up at Fort Mason.

I blame NIMBYs, people like those melon-farmers at that shadowy PRO-SF organization. Supposedly, the bandshell attracted hippies to the Panhandle, but there are more hippies (sitting with their dogs in drumless drum circles) than ever so go figure. And there was the noise issue that the nearby small-time millionaire landed gentry were worried about, but the music wasn’t amplified or anything. Oh well.

A sea of car hoods - some recycled, some yet-to-be recycled:

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Whom do you blame?

Godspeed, little bandshell. Your Time is Gonna Come. Someday, you’ll find a proper home, surrounded by crimson and clover instead of Honda and Hyundai…

Horrible PRO-SF Organization Cosponsors District 5 Debate

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

This was the scene tonight at St. Mary’s Hospital in the Western NOPA – it was another District 5 debate featuring Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and challengers Rob Anderson and Owen O’Donnell.

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Let’s hear what they have to say. You already know Ross, here is Owen and here is Rob, who runs the District 5 Diary website.

The mise-en-scene, about 40 people made it to the end:

This debate was emceed by Richard Magary and cosponsored by the following:

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association
Cole Valley Improvement Association
Haight-Ashbury Improvement Association
Inner Sunset Park Neighbors

May the best man win.

In other District 5 news, the Panhandle Bandshell is wowing them in Europe. Godspeed, little bandshell. Come back real soon, ya hear?