Posts Tagged ‘fleet week’
OMG, Ride the E-Line “Twin Torpedos” for Free This Weekend! Volunteer to be a Temporary Streetcar DocentMonday, October 1st, 2012
How would you like to volunteer as a docent helping out with the new-school / old-school E-line on October 6-7, 2012?
First, some background about how busy the 415 will be this weekend:
“Looking at what’s scheduled for that weekend, there might not be room in the city for many more people, much less cars. First, there’s the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, a three-day event that drew about 800,000 people last year. That Sunday afternoon, the 49ers play the Buffalo Bills at Candlestick Park, while the Giants are hoping for weekend playoff games at AT&T Park, all guaranteed sellouts. About 60,000 people typically attend the Castro Street Fair, scheduled for that Sunday, while thousands more will jam North Beach for the annual Italian Heritage Parade at 12:30 on the same day. A different crowd will probably be at the Burning Man Decompression street fair, also that Sunday afternoon. To add to the fun, two mega cruise ships are expected to dock at Pier 35 over the weekend, disgorging thousands more tourists. Then, of course, there’s Fleet Week, which brings thousands of sailors and as many as a million visitors to the waterfront for the weekend.”
So you’ll be needed to help out all the visitors moving around on the Twin Torpedos, streetcars 1006 and 1008:
“We need several more docents to work the stops along the E-line on October 6 and 7, helping riders find the right platform and providing information about the service. We have docent books prepared by Paul Lucas, so it’s easy to learn what to do. If you’re interested, send us an email and we’ll get back to you.”
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They’re Ba-aaack! The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Return for Fleet Week – Arriving at SFO at 1:30 PM TodayMonday, October 4th, 2010
Start working on your coping strategy now, so you’ll be prepared when the building you’re in starts to vibrate on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Arrive at SFO – Precision Flight Demonstration to Prepare for Fleet Week Air ShowSAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Navy’s precision flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, will arrive, in formation, at San Francisco International Airport on Monday, October 4, 2010 at approximately 1:30 p.m. PDT. The Blue Angels will be conducting familiarization and practice flights on both Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8. The Blue Angels will perform for the Fleet Week Air Show on Saturday, October 9 and again on Sunday, October 10. All flights, both practices and air show, subject to change and cancellation due to weather.
The forecast is for clear skies, so nothing’s going to stop this…
Bon courage, mon amie!
A member of the Fourth Estate, probably not Tim Redmond and probably not S T Jones, goes for a ridealong during a practice run over the 415:
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Flying by using The Buddy System – you don’t look ahead, you just follow the leader:
See the people atop the PG&E Tower of our GGB?
Photoshop’s Glowing Edge…
…or not, your choice:
Glowing Edge again, no choice this time:
The Other Tower on the Marin County side, the North Tower:
Loud, loud, loud:
And an oldie from 2005, high above California’s I-80 Interstate:
Let’s take a look.
Sometimes the pilots look the same direction…
…and sometimes not, as explained by Lt. Mark Swinger on SFist.
The pelicans didn’t seem to mind…
…all the commotion:
Loud, loud, loud:
It was not foggy, but a bit humid on Friday practice, as these ghostly forms attest:
This one must have busted a gasket or something, the left cylinder bank looks to have a leak anyway.
See you next year!
How self-aware are we these days, when we can spot a newsworthy event and put it in context in real time?
Have your cameras at the ready – get something good this week and you’ll be sure to be Internet Famous, for a little while anyway.
Remember South Pacific? You know, the play at the Golden Gate Theatre that just opened up last month? Well the tour is blowing town in three short weeks. So get your tickets now to this sensational production, one that earned Editor’s Pick and WILD APPLAUSE (that’s what the San Francisco Chronicle titles the icon of the freshly updated Little Man when he excitedly hops up on his seat to give a standing ovation) in the Review from Chronicle Theatre Critic Robert Hurwitt.
Now usually when I’m at one of the SHN: Broadway in San Francisco theatres, I’m the uncouth east end boy escorting a West End Girl to something very girly like Legally Blonde: The Musical. But Bartlett Sher‘s South Pacific is something-for-everybody old-school, so that was new to me. It’s a fantastic show, can’t see how you wouldn’t like it.
With rush tickets priced at $25, SP can be cheaper than admission to this weekend’s Oktoberfest By the Bay.
All right, see you there!
This was the scene last night at the Fleet Week 2009 Fundraising Cruise and Celebration on Pier 3’s California Hornblower right after comedian and Sunset District resident Will Durst introduced castmembers from the Golden Gate Theatre’s Tony Award-winning smash hit South Pacific.
After this, partygoers went for a cruise on San Francisco Bay, leaving the Death of Fun crowd back on dry land. All to raise money for the upcoming Fleet Week 2009 coming to town next month. Click to expand:
Just look at all these mens singing There is Nothing Like a Dame (Hello Nurse! at 3:10).
Other personalities on hand included George Michalski, David Nail, Madame Molotova, Paul Hayward, David Nail, and Ron Bunn.
Will this fundraising cruise and party become an annual event?