Here’s how things progressed on Saturday for the permit-free Bicycle Music Festival. (It appears that San Francisco’s Park Rangers have learned how to glean info from the Internet.) Follow the action via the Twitter:
9:19 AM: “We’ve just arrived at Marx Meadow to be greeted by a Park Ranger…first hurdle?”
9:53 AM: ”Does anyone know Jared Blumenthal [Blumenfeld, actually - it means "field of flowers" if that helps you to remember] or Mayor Newsome [Newsom]? Please call us.”
10:06 AM: “We have to move from Marx Meadow to Ocean Beach. Call/txt your friends to let them know.”
10:51 AM: “Okay, we’ve set up at Lindley Meadow, just a couple meadows down from Marx. Come join!”
But this event was too big to just fly under the radar. So part of this crew showed up at the opening of the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Artsin Duboce park to try address the permit issue. Here’s what the ongoing conversation looked like:
Looks like an impasse:
Better luck next year!