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2008, Blue Angels, Air Show

The Jeremiah O'Brien was out that day
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The Jeremiah O'Brien was out that day


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The San Francisco Belle prepared to depart
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The San Francisco Belle prepared to depart


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And the band played on
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And the band played on


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Food was served
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Food was served


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Toasts were made
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Toasts were made


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The bay filled with hundreds of boats
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The bay filled with hundreds of boats


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A then-and-now over flight was educational
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A then-and-now over flight was educational


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The police were prepared to protect the Blue Angels
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The police were prepared to protect the Blue Angels


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The Jeremiah O'Brien was was filled to the gunwales
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The Jeremiah O'Brien was was filled to the gunwales


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A pre-show stunt plane circled a gull
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A pre-show stunt plane circled a gull


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On deck, the excitement was almost overpowering
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On deck, the excitement was almost overpowering


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Overflight of the big C130 signaled start of the show
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Overflight of the big C130 signaled start of the show


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The Hornblower Empress arrived on our starboard side
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The Hornblower Empress arrived on our starboard side


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The Blue Angels appeared from the Marin side
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The Blue Angels appeared from the Marin side


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The sky for the show was crystal clear
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The sky for the show was crystal clear


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The city made a classic backdrop for the jets
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The city made a classic backdrop for the jets


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A gigantic cruise ship was docked for the show
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A gigantic cruise ship was docked for the show


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The Blue and Gold Fleet put in an appearance
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The Blue and Gold Fleet put in an appearance


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With smoke they began their first trick
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With smoke they began their first trick


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Two jets passed while flipping upside down
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Two jets passed while flipping upside down


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The initial grouping was four jets
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The initial grouping was four jets


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The other two showed off in a side show
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The other two showed off in a side show


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Not to be outdone, the four flew low overhead
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Not to be outdone, the four flew low overhead


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The Jeremiah O'Brien' announcer revealed the next trick
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The Jeremiah O'Brien' announcer revealed the next trick


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A huge loop made with five jets in formation
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A huge loop made with five jets in formation


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Then two others flew close
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Then two others flew close


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Out past the bridge they prepared
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Out past the bridge they prepared


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Military jets create a sky flower
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Military jets create a sky flower


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Next they fly straight up
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Next they fly straight up


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Afterward they fly straight down and fan out
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Afterward they fly straight down and fan out


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They appeared to just barely clear the bay waters
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They appeared to just barely clear the bay waters


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The Blue Angels began their final pass
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The Blue Angels began their final pass


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Ships sounded their horns
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Ships sounded their horns


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The afternoon sun threw them into silhouette
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The afternoon sun threw them into silhouette


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And off they flew thus ending another fine show
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And off they flew thus ending another fine show


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