Tuesday, June 12, 2012

haight ashbury fair.

We went to the 35th annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair on Sunday afternoon with Davy. This famous district was the center 1967's Summer of Love and, in general, hippie mecca in the late 60s. Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead all lived here for a bit & the community hosts the fair annually to preserve the unique history of the neighborhood. There were vendors with fair food, shops selling tie-dyed everything, henna artists, 3 stages for music, & lots of interesting characters. We had fun checking it out.

Above: 1) the famous intersection, 2) giant lady legs out of a window (no explanation there), 3) me!, 4) a good sir carrying a boom-box and proudly representing SF in his denim masterpiece, 5) a group that played awesome old time music and (in my opinion) also looked like modern-day lost boys from Peter Pan.

The video below shows a gentleman who was easily my favorite part 
of the entire event. We kept seeing him at all the different stages and 
his dance style couldn't have been more incongruous with the music playing. 
No concern for his surroundings whatsoever & just getting his dance on. 
I loved it and took a video to share...

After the fair, we went over to Davy's place - his building has an awesome courtyard with comfy furniture and grills. We all lazed around like lizards, changing locations to stay in the sun & the boys cooked out for dinner. Such a nice Sunday afternoon.

ps this is my 50th post on finnfolk, I can't believe it!

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  1. HAHAHAHAHA!!! I am seriously laughing out loud at the guy dancing!!! I've watched it twice already and will probably watch once more before going to bed. Hil-ar-i-ous!!!

  2. And 50 posts?!? You're a writing machine! Can't wait for 50 more!!!

  3. I know, can you believe it!?

  4. Groovy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkgozdtsh_g