Stuart near Market, right across the street from Justin Herman Plaza:
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I’ll tell you, I don’t think I have ever seen the flames of a crackpipe IRL, but Bluoz has, certainly.
“Congratulations to Mayor Ed Lee for winning the mayor’s race.
November 10, 2011, from the Ed Lee-Randy Shaw-Mid-Market-special-project-corrupt-Twitterloin-tax-area
4 more years of this – yay,
Yep, he ‘get’s it done’ all right”
Marinello School of Beauty betwixt Sixth and Seventh:
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[UPDATE: And here's a late entry, from Bluoz: Upper Haight is for Lovers:
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Things really didn’t get hopping until the fog went away in the afternoon, but the 2011 Haight Ashbury Street Fair went off without a hitch, with nary a peep from the notorious NIMBYs of the Western Addition.
Let your freak flag fly, baby. From the Eastern Stage:
And here are some great shots.
First, from famous David Yu:
And here’s one from Chris Witte:
And more from past HASFs, after the jump
See you next year!
There’s a feeling I get/
when I look to the West…
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…and the East…
…on Haight Street on the Second Sunday in June.
It’s the Haight Street Fair!
…and all around:
See you there!
The day is upon us.
Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11am to 5:30pm. Come one, come all! Once a year, on the second Sunday in June, the Haight-Ashbury community hosts a special celebration and everyone in the World is invited. Music is in the air; people dance in the streets; a festive atmosphere springs up; and Haight Street, once again, becomes the center of Peace, Love and Happiness. This annual event is the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, one of the most highly anticipated public events in San Francisco.
The 34th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair will be taking place on Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11 am until 5:30 pm. A variety of activities will be taking place including three stages offering live entertainment; a six-block Vending Area featuring arts & crafts, food and other merchandise; an area dedicated to the entertainment of families with children; and an opportunity to celebrate with many other like-minded people.Directions and Access to the Haight Ashbury Street Fair
Above all things, we highly recommend that you and your friends take the public transportation systems to get to the Street Fair. Parking spaces are very limited and, besides, why spend your time roaming around in your car while you could be enjoying the Street Fair first hand. Here are some leads on how you can make your way to the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair.
MUNI: The Haight-Ashbury is served by six routes that directly serve this neighborhood. They are #6 – Parnassus, #7 – Haight, #33 – Ashbury, #37 – Corbet, #43 – Masonic and #71 – Noriega. Each of these lines travel directly to the Haight-Ashbury District. Other lines that serve the neighborhood indirectly are the N-Judah streetcar, #21 Hayes and the #5 Fulton. Connecting lines vary so please call MUNI (673-MUNI) for information on the best lines to use.BART
For East Bay travelers, your best bet to the Street Fair is to disembark at any S.F BART station on Market Street and catch the #5, #6, #7 or #71. You can also catch the N-Judah streetcar in any Metro Station.If your are coming from Daly City or beyond on BART, catch the #43 at the Balboa Station to the Street Fair. For more information, please call (510) 839-2220 or (650) 992-2278.AC TRANSIT
Coming from the East Bay, you can catch the #6 Parnassus or the #21 Hayes at the TransBay Terminal. For more information, please call (415) 817-1717.GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT
If you are traveling from Marin County, you can take any bus headed to San Francisco and get off at the TransBay Terminal. There you can take the #6 Parnassus or #21 Hayes. For more information, call (415) 455-2000 or (415) 257-4554.SanTrams
Traveling along the Peninsula, you can jump into a bus heading to San Francisco and get off at the TransBay Terminal. There you can catch the #6 Parnassus or the #21 Hayes. For more information, call (800) 660-4287 or (650) 508 6448.Any way you choose to get to the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, we encourage you to take public transit.
BE HIP & BUS IT!
A communal smoke cloud is just what the millionaire NIMBYs of the NoPA and SoPA don’t want to see every AM in the Panhandle, but this is the scene these days.
To get revenge for this kind of thing, the NIMBYs complain to their fellow millionaire RPD Boardmembers and that’s how we lost the harmless Panhandle Bandshell.
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[UPDATE: Mike Billings has the deets on the "major gift" worth 75,000 from Warren Hellman to automate the irrigation system of part of the park.]
It’s a pretty crunchy scene, in places, with ganga smoke all over:
“Special” brownies are $4:
But some rules you can’t break. This Marijuana Provider truck parked as close as possible to the main entrance got the least expensive parking ticket possible – $23. Actually, that’s a good deal:
Speaking of parking, there was none left for bicycles in the afternoon:
So, up into the air they went. Once more unto the trees, dear friends, once more:
Appears as if the Plant People won out over the Bike People this go around – that would explain all the signage. But I didn’t see as much tree parking as there was in 2009. IMO, trees are pretty tolerant of bikes hanging about, but that’s JMO.
There was supposed to be an announcement of a “major gift” from F. Warren Hellman, the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s favorite billionaire, to Golden Gate Park at the Banjo Stage this afternoon, seeing as how it’s the HSBF Decennial this year. There might have been a gift, but there was no announcement. Seen here with Emmylou Harris and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom:
Mr. Hellman’s jacket sported at least two Stars of David, for the record. Not sure the meaning of the script:
(Perhaps thats a better getup than his Fred Flintstone outfit.)
Anyway, that’s how it’s going so far…
“The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is held on the second Sunday of June each year, during which Haight Street is closed down between Stanyan and Masonic, with one sound stage at each end. This is a rather crowded event due to heavy tourism.”
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At least the Yelpers like Frank:
“Show us your boobs” above the Haight Ashbury Ben & Jerry’s, as per usual:
Your Bay City Bombers were there, natch. Here’s their montage:
This ganga guy in purple will sue you for $1000 if you take his photo, or something:
And Obama in a Giants cap, just the way they had it at the recent Union Street Festival:
See you next year!
Thousands turned out to consume marijuana, causing traffic gridlock* in the east end of the park.** (Hippies have lots of cars – did not know that.)
Here’s part of the action, at around 4:20 PM:
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See you next year.
*Perhaps MUNI could operate a special “420 service” from Civic Center BART every April 20th, maybe charge $4.20 one-way?
**A traffic light at the foot of eastbound JFK Drive at Kezar Drive certainly is called for, but doctrine mandates just having a stop sign.