[UPDATE: Appears as if the City Family actually fought back against the revelers with water trucks. So much for the "zero tolerance" edict from Police Chief Greg Suhr. Anyway, look for Halloween in the Castro 2012 to be twice as big. You'll see...]
To review, here’s the official word from San Francisco’s Gay Goebbels, “City Family” Minister of Propaganda David Perry, about Halloween in the Castro 2011:
“THERE WILL BE NO HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION IN THE CASTRO in 2011″
“…Staying Home for Halloween is the ‘in’ thing to do…”
And here’s the same message from a local media outfit, you know, the one owned by gay-hating, evolution-unbelieving Republican Philip Anschutz:
“Halloween bash in San Francisco’s Castro won’t rise from dead this year”
But nevertheless, cool people got dressed up and headed to the Castro last night (pants not necessarily required), just like back in the day.
Like these people waiting for the 24 Divisadero bus yesterday evening:
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Actually, the Castro was hopping. Via Owenchristoff:
“Fun Halloween! Castro was a zoo. Glad to be back in the quiet Richmond dist.”
Bay Citizen writer Scott James brought it all home for us last night:
“Official party? Nope. Who cares. Crowds converging now on San Francisco’s Castro for Halloween”
And there’s this, from NilesHD:
“Although there’s no official San Francisco Halloween anymore in the Castro, that’s where most people go to celebrate Halloween !!”
Now the way to explain this is by noting that the City Family doesn’t really benefit from people going to the Castro district on Halloween, so it suppresses turnout by lying to people.
(If Halloween were an event that the City Family cared about, then things would be much different. It’d be more like the sitch with the America’s Cup 2013, you know, Rich People Like Boats, so it’s full speed ahead with AC13. Oh well.)
Now what’s this, is it the campaign of, speak of the Devil, quasi-City Family member David Chiu on the streets of the Castro last night?
And they weren’t alone, of course:
Happy Halloween 2011, San Francisco.
See you next year!