Posts Tagged ‘december 31’

OMG, the Best Way to Spend New Year’s Eve is at Beach Blanket Babylon! Special Show Ticks Start at $65

Friday, October 19th, 2012

If you can get tickets to this show, my hat’s off to you – this looks like an excellent way to handle NYE 2013 in the 415:

“STEVE SILVER’S BEACH BLANKET BABYLON - New Year’s Eve tickets On Sale Monday, November 5

SAN FRANCISCO (October 18, 2012) – Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the world’s longest running musical revue, rings in 2013 with two special performances on Monday, December 31, 2012. Tickets for these performances range in price from $65 – $190 and are available starting Monday, November 5 at 10 a.m. by phone at 415-421-4222, online at beachblanketbabylon.com or at the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office (678 Green Street, San Francisco).

Both the 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. shows will feature a pastiche of the best and worst of 2012 – Beach Blanket Babylon style. Guests at each show will receive champagne and truffles. The second show – ending at the stroke of midnight – will feature post-show dancing until 1:30 a.m.

“New Year’s Eve at Beach Blanket Babylon is always a fun-filled evening packed with laughter and surprises,” said Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Beach Blanket Babylon. “We are very excited to share another celebration with friends and fans throughout the Bay Area.”

Hailed as “a constant cascade of showstoppers” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her “Prince Charming.” Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including Lady Gaga, President Barack & Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen of England, Kim Kardashian; Hilary & Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, The Cast of “Glee,” Nancy Pelosi, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Grammy Award Winner, Adele and The San Francisco Giants.

Tickets for Beach Blanket Babylon’s special New Year’s Eve performances range in price from $65 – $190 and are available starting Monday, November 5 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 415-421-4222, online at beachblanketbabylon.com or at the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office (678 Green Street, San Francisco). Arrangements for groups 30 or more and private performances may be made by contacting group sales at 415-421-6788.”

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Know Your Illegal Taxi Drivers of San Francisco: Typically, They Have Large, Black, Lincoln Town Cars

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Just as politics is the reason why the feds are about to spend a billion dollars on the oh-my-God-wouldn’t-we-be-better-off-without-it Central Subway, politics is the reason why it’s hard to get a taxi cab in San Francisco.

I mean, what kind of world do you want to live in – one where we have a lower number of higher-paid drivers or a larger number lower-paid drivers? (That’s a political question, of course.)

For whatever reason, it’s relatively easy to catch a cab at certain times and relatively hard at others. That’s the system we’ve had, that’s what’s been chosen.

And that means it’s awfully tempting for illegal cab drivers to hit the streets during the busier times.

As here, at the foot of California Street, right near the foot of Market, right in the Financial District in front of the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. See? A quick price quote/negotiation convo and then she hopped in:

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Do you think this woman would have preferred to take her taxi ride in a taxi? Probably as it would have been much cheaper, but she didn’t really have all that much of a choice.

Do you think the SFPD generally knows what’s going on here. Sure, but they don’t really want to deal with this sitch.

Now, how about making money instead of spending it this coming New Years Eve? Simply rent a car and then drive it around all night taking people where they want to go. You’ll see thousands of people waving their arms around all over the City, so you’ll have no problem finding customers. Be sure to quote an outrageous amount when they ask you, “How much?”

As long as you don’t get in an accident, and don’t get pulled over by the police, and don’t run into a few other hazards I can think of, you should be good to go. (But if the cops figure out what you’re doing and they’re motivated to throw the book at you for not having permits and stickers on the outside of your car and whole bunch of other stuff, then you’ll be in trouble with a capital “T.” That’s just one reason why I don’t recommend you to do anything like this.)

Such is the state of San Francisco taxi driving.

As it is, as it was, and as it shall ever be…