2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire San Francisco, California
The 2019 festival season begins with the 20th annual How Weird Street Faire. For one day only, in the emerging heart of downtown San Francisco, there will be a sensational spectacle. Join thousands of people in colorful costumes from around the world, who have come together to celebrate peace, creativity, and weirdness. [from howweird website]
Art Alley Booths Costumes Dogs Food Parasols Rings And Hoops Robots And Rides Signs Stages Tattoos The Faire Generally
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Art Alley, At The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

The nature of art has been described by philosopher Richard Wollheim as "one of the most elusive of the traditional problems of human culture". Art has been defined as a vehicle for the expression or communication of emotions and ideas, a means for exploring and appreciating formal elements for their own sake, and as mimesis or representation. Art as mimesis has deep roots in the philosophy of Aristotle.[from wikipedia]

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Booths, In The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

The principal component of street fairs are booths used to sell goods (particularly food) or convey information. Some include carnival rides and parades. Many have live music and dance demonstrations.[from wikipedia]

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Costumes, In The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

This general usage has gradually been replaced by the terms "dress", "attire", "robes" or "wear" and usage of "costume" has become more limited to unusual or out-of-date clothing and to attire intended to evoke a change in identity, such as theatrical, Halloween, and mascot costumes.[from wikipedia]

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Dogs, In The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

Their long association with humans has led dogs to be uniquely attuned to human behavior and they are able to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canid species. Dogs vary widely in shape, size and colors.[from wikipedia]

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Food, At The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

The right to food is a human right derived from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), recognizing the "right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food", as well as the "fundamental right to be free from hunger".[from wikipedia]

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The Faire Generally, The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

A fair (archaic: faire or fayre), also known as a funfair, is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary with scheduled times lasting from an afternoon to several weeks.[from wikipedia]

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Parasols, In The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

Umbrellas and parasols are primarily hand-held portable devices sized for personal use. The largest hand-portable umbrellas are golf umbrellas. Umbrellas can be divided into two categories: fully collapsible umbrellas, in which the metal pole supporting the canopy retracts, making the umbrella small enough to fit in a handbag; and non-collapsible umbrellas, in which the support pole cannot retract and only the canopy can be collapsed.[from wikipedia]

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Rings And Hoops, In The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

A hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. The modern hula hoop was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr, but children and adults around the world have played with hoops throughout history. Hula hoops for children generally measure approximately 70 centimetres (28 in) in diameter, while those for adults measure around 1 metre (40 in).[from wikipedia]

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Robots And Rides, In The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

A robot is a machine --especially one programmable by a computer-- capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed on the lines of human form, but most robots are machines designed to perform a task with no regard to how they look.[from wikipedia]

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Signs, In The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

The main purpose of signs is to communicate, to convey information designed to assist the receiver with decision-making based on the information provided. Alternatively, promotional signage may be designed to persuade receivers of the merits of a given product or service. Signage is distinct from labeling, which conveys information about a particular product or service.[from wikipedia]

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Stages, At The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

A stage can also be improvised where ever a suitable space can be found. Examples may include staging a performance in a non traditional space such as a basement of a building, a side of a hill or, in the case of a busking troupe, the street. In a similar manner, a makeshift stage can be created by modifying an environment.[from wikipedia]

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Tattoos, At The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

The most common method of tattooing in modern times is the electric tattoo machine, which inserts ink into the skin via a single needle or a group of needles that are soldered onto a bar, which is attached to an oscillating unit. The unit rapidly and repeatedly drives the needles in and out of the skin, usually 80 to 150 times a second. The needles are single-use needles that come packaged individually.[from wikipedia]

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