2010, How Weird Street Fair

2nd and 1st Entry
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Entry was by donation with a suggested donation of $US 10.00 or $US 5.00 if wearing a costume. A costume was considered anything from a full get-up to a simple mask or funny hat. The "Magic Sticker" was a round paper sticker that read "Bollyweird", this year's theme.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:49:24 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134924_4383BCX
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Highway Cone Costume
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The highway cone internal link has been slowly growing in popularity. It is a simple look, while striking in its day-glow orange color.


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Costumes varied
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Costumes varied from the full tiger costume shown on the right, to the simple headband shown on the left. Although bright and sunny that day, the air was still a little chilly.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:59:42 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135942_4400BCX
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Political Protest
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The occasional costume was a political protest. Here was a protest costume, the theme of which was against the recent anti-immigrant Arizona law external link.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:01:54 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #140154_4404BCX
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The Bubble Machine
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One woman arrived on a decorated bicycle. Mounted on the rear of the bicycle was a pair of yellow bubble generating machines. Whenever she passed that afternoon, smiles followed.


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Child Friendly Event
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A good number of children were present and enjoyed themselves at the festival. Even though smaller than adults, they had much more capacity to be filled with joy.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:03:42 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #140342_4409BCX
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A Carnival Mirror
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A carnival mirror (also called a distorting mirror) divided the world into two halves. The one below was right-side up, and one above upside-down. The orange line visible on the left edge of the mirror showed its shape.


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Dancer Wore A Hat
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A man was performing a wonderful acrobatic dance. His bowler hat complimented his tight black clothing. Here, he had just landed from a twisting jump, and was about to spin and leap again.


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Free Form Movement
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The music was loud and pounding and could be felt in the unrestrained movement of the body. Dance styles varied from disco to floating. There were ten music stages to choose from. This one was the dance area in front of the Community Trance Stage.


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A Booth Labeled Trunk
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There were dozens of booths that sold everything from costumes to food. Here was one booth labeled "Trunk Co-Operative Boutique & Gallery," external link that sold women's clothing and accessories. Although no booth was filled to overflowing with customers, all seemed to share a sufficient trickle of customers.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:13:42 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #141342_4419BCX
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Hula Hoops On 2nd
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Hula hooping has made the mainstream external link. It is now called "hoopdance" or just "hooping" to distinguish it from the children's "hula hoop" toy. Here a child tried out a hoopdance hoop from a rack of hoops.


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Groups Moved Between Stages
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With so many stages, ten in all, it was impossible to stay glued to any one of them. Groups of folks would stroll from stage to stage. Many would watch, many but fewer would dance. Here, this group approached the Unimog Stage (Space Cowboys external link and Brass Tax external link) on Minna Alley.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:17:02 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #141702_4425BCX
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The intersection of Howard and 2nd
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The intersection of Howard Street and 2nd Street looking south in the direction of Harrison Street. Banners covering the intersection were in this year's theme of "Bollyweird." Dead center in the intersection was the "Grove Garden," a tent atop steps where many found comfortable seating to rest as the fair progressed.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:19:04 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #141904_4429BCX
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Food Stalls
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Food stalls arranged along Howard Street up to but not under the over-pass. This was the only street festival in San Francisco to be partly under an over-pass. This over-pass was the in-bound side of bus access to the original Transbay Terminal internal link.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:28:28 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #142828_4448BCX
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Furry heads
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One couple had just purchased identical furry heads. They only differed in the color. Notice how the sensible man purchased a furry head that matched his drink.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:34:38 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #143438_4452BCX
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Free Hugs
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Young shirtless teens wrote "Free hugs," on their chests. Although their plan was not evident from their pose, we assumed they were waiting for the approach of someone who needed a hug.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:37:00 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #143700_4454BCX
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Hoop Dancing
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Hoop dancing took place in front of Tantra Stage. Many styles of dance were evident. From the serious here in the foreground, to the wild and crazy elsewhere.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:37:12 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #143712_4456BCX
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Barbecued Meat
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Chicken, beef, and pork were the three meats barbecued that day. Here coals were being rearranged under chicken. In addition to meat, corn was also available in barbecued form.


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Beard Grown To Match
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Here was a young fellow in a dapper top hat and a dress coat. To make the look work to its maximum, the fellow appeared to have grown his beard especially for the occasion.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:49:42 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #144942_4481BCX
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Fog Machine
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To add to the effect of dancers performing on "Fashion Alley" stage, a fellow generated huge clouds of smoke using a fog machine external link.


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Bollyweird Dance Lessons
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One tent offered free lessons in Bollywood-style dancing. A large card near the entrance to the tent showed the various moves that would be taught. Here we provide an image of that card, so that you may study at home.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:53:22 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #145322_4492BCX
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Tape Machine Bus
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A bus was parked on 2nd Street. It was decorated to look like an old-time reel-to-reel tape recorder. A ladder allowed access to the top were people would gather to drink beer and enjoy themselves.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:54:22 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #145422_4495BCX
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Patriotic Hat
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One man passed by who was having trouble removing his patriotic hat. It is a thin costume that can be ruined by merely removing a hat.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:55:04 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #145504_4499BCX
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Videographer
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A fellow in a striped shirt, long flowing red beard and hair, and a low brimmed hat, video recorded the DJ performing. Here, the camera was turned on then hoisted on a monopod. There were no camera controls on the monopod itself.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 15:08:00 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #150800_4518BCX
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The Tavern
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The mobile taverns were operated by the Dos Equis Beer Company external link. The only alcohol available was Dos Equis beer, white and red wine. A man standing in front of the booth checked IDs and provided wrist bands to those old enough to buy alcohol.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 15:29:20 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #152920_4532BCX
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Knit Cap
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One dancer wore a knit cap on steroids. Or a knit cap made by a grandmother who enjoyed the 60's too much.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 15:37:40 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #153740_4537BCX
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Disco Helmet
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One fellow arrived wearing a motorcycle helmet decorated to resemble a mirrored disco ball. On that day the sun itself was his personal follow-spot.


Mirror Ball external link As A Spherical Shape   •  2010 How Weird Street Fair internal link   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:48:02 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #154802_4560BCX
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Estrada Sunglasses
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Exiting the fair, a couple passed by with the fellow wearing a pair of Eric Estrada sun glasses external link. Eric Estrada was best know as the co-star of the television series "CHiPs." These glasses with his name on them were first seen on a Burger King commercial external link made in 2009.


How Weird Street Fair 2010   •  Howard at 2nd Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 15:49:36 Sunday 9 May 2010   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #154936_4562BCX
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