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
You just forget how awesome SF is until you have to do something like explain “Hunky Jesus” contests and the alternate Easter we celebrate here to out of town family relatives. Thanks for the pics.
Your funny post tipped off all my Google Alerts, silly young man. But I MUST get back to SF soon.
Yo deep. Last night was dope. I never manualed my ten speed so far. The music is all about, “feel the beat man!”
I thought you’d be taking MJ’s passing hard. I hope you make it out for a memorial Critical Mass tomorrow. I imagine you’ve got a soundtrack in mind.