After FlashDance 20 (& dancing at Bootie afterwards) Saturday night, I was too much of a sluggolith to make it to the early parts of the always awesome Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter Bonnet Contest & Hunky Jesus Contest. Though I did fly by for a brief dose of Easter Drag Queen Goodness:
But the main event of the day was at 4pm on Vermont Street: The 9th Annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race… basically a bunch of people bring Big Wheels (and similar kids bikes) and race down the REAL windiest street in SF. This year’s edition was very nearly COPSMACKED – but eventually decency prevailed (BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WORKS SO HARD BEHIND THE SCENES TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN).
I decided to bring Trikeasaurus….
But I didn’t ride down much…. I was just there to watch and do my small bit to enhance the awesomeness that others had really created. So I perched up at the starting line and played a lot of amped up rock & power pop appropriate for such an aggro-fun race (“Sweet Child of Mine”, “Song 2” by Blur, etc). The crowd and organizers were really into it 🙂 At the end I did take Trikeasaurus down the race course with the big wheels – big fun (though dragging it back up was a beeeatch) 🙂
(Search YouTube for “Big Wheel San Francisco 2009” for MANY more)
After BYOBW, some friends and I rolled to Dolores Park where we had an awesome impromptu FlashDance (call it FlashDance 20.5) at sunset – it was glorious!
Here are some o’ the tracks I played:
- Billie Jean vs Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Michael Jackson vs Indeep) – UPDATES SPIN
- Harder, Harder, Harder, Harder! (Daft Punk Vs. Passions) – Electrosound
- Stronger (Clean) – Kanye West
- Just Dance – Lady GaGa & Colby O’Donis
- Kids – MGMT
- Hung Up – Madonna
- Paper Planes (LAZR Tag Remix) – M.I.A.
- N.A.S.A. Music (LA Riots Remix) – N.A.S.A.
- That Dude – The High Decibels
- Dec. 4th, Oh What A Night – Jay-Z vs. Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons
- We Don’t Stop – Michael Franti & Spearhead
- Music – Madonna
- Electro Jugni – Swami
- Desi Rock – SWAMI