2010, San Fancisco, Carnival Parade

The Parade Began
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The parade began at the intersection of 24th Street and Bryant Street. Bicycle mounted police lead the parade. They stopped at each intersection and installed the barricades, then moved on in advance of the parade. Staging for the parade was on either side of 24th along Bryant.


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Watched The Parade
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One family watched the parade from the comfort of their apartment. Their building had received a fancy paint job because of a fish restaurant located below.


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Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca
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Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca (Turquoise Serpent Dancers) affiliated with Santo Nino de Atocha and located in San Francisco, lead off the parade.


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Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca
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The smoke was part of the ceremony of Remedios / Mayahuel which heals the heart, spirit, mind, body and soul.


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Everett's world of love
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Love and hearts were the theme of Everett's world of love.


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Marshall Elementary San Francisco
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Marshall Elementary is a K-5 grade school located on 15th Street in the Mission District.


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Batucada Do Leste
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Every marching band needs a walking conductor. The band for Batucada Do Leste played music in the theme "O Mundo" (meaning "the world").


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Batucada Do Leste
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The kids who marched last wore shirts proclaiming the theme of Batucada Do Leste as "O Mundo" (meaning "the world").


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Adriana Sanchez Colombian Soul
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The Columbian Soul Dance Company was founded by Adriana Sanchez Nieto and presents Traditional Colombian dance and music. Here their float was in the look of a traditional fishing boat.


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Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts
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Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts featured one man dressed up to the maximum. The Center's offices, galleries, and classrooms are located in the heart of the Mission district on Mission Street.


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Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts
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The Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts float was pulled by a truck made up to look like a face with big lips, glasses, and a pink wig that appeared to be a genuine rug.


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Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts
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The float featured a large live band that sang and played a great up-tempo Latin sound.


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Edison Charter Academy San Francisco
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Edison Charter Academy of San Francisco was a K-8 State Charter Public School with 473 students located on 22nd Street. This year's theme was the disco dance.


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Shades Of Spirit
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Shades Of Spirit marched with smoke and hairy looking costumes.


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Shades Of Spirit
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The man wore mirrors for decoration and carried a thick hunk of smoking scented rope.


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Shades Of Spirit
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They made music using a variety of drums, gongs, and penny whistles.


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Rhythm And Motion
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Rhythm And Motion is a dance studio that is dedicated to the concept that "Anyone can dance." Here, one woman danced using a unicycle.


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Republica De Nicaragua
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The Republica De Nicaragua contingent demonstrated that people of all ages and of all heights could march together.


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Xelajú
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Xelaju were named after a Guatemalan professional football club competing in the Liga Nacional, the country's top footballing division. Here they marched in costume and played drums.


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Bank Of The West
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Bank Of The West sponsored a low rider car with pneumatic lifters. This was just one of many custom cars each with a different sponsor.


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Pachuco Califas Car Club
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Pachuco Califas Car Club exhibited a few cars in the parade, one of which was the stunning yellow car.


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Jatun Marka Bolivia
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The marching band played traditional Bolivian music.


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G.R.E.S. Samba Mundial
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Samba Mundial is a non-profit group from Mountain View whose dancers and musicians perform traditional Brazilian and African-inspired dances and play Brazilian percussion instruments.


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G.R.E.S. Samba Mundial
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Many young children in strollers participated in the parade. Here was one young lad with Samba Mundial who knew how to travel in comfort and style.


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Bookmobile San Francisco Public Library
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The San Francisco Public Library's bookmobile was in the parade. Employees of the library marched in costumes taken from famous children's stories.


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Aquarela Samba Rio
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The costumes of Aquarela Samba Rio were lavishly over done.


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Aquarela Samba Rio
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Even the older members continued the lavish look.


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Caribbean Roots And Culture A Tribute To Tomi Seon
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A band paid tribute to the famed Tomi Seon of Trinidad.


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Moving Beyond Productions
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Moving Beyond Productions, since 1998, has been providing cross-cultural arts education and performance, both in San Francisco and Internationally.


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Grupo Todo Mundo
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Another of several bands performed on the back of huge flatbed tractor-trailer trucks. Power from the truck provided for amplification and a loud beat.


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Mara Reggae
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MaraReggae stands for "Movimento Artistico com Respeito aos Ancestrais (Artistic Movement with Respect to the Ancestors). Its mission is to create artistic expression and community through Brazilian music, dance, capoeira, and song."


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Loco Bloco "Spring From The Ashes"
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Loco Bloco, located on 18th Street in San Francisco, uses "arts as a tool for the empowerment of youth of color to overcome injustice..."


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Conga Drum Band
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An (unidentified) marching band played conga drums.


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Kids On Stilts
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Kids on stilts marched in costumes. Walking on stilts is becoming a growing trend among the young.


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Sistas Wit Style
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Sistas Wit Style's dance originated "from Trinidad and Tobago, two sister islands located in the Caribbean region just off the top of South America."


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Sistas Wit Style
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As it says on their website, "You don't have to join our classes to purchase any of our costumes!"


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Sistas Wit Style
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Armed with plastic spears, these dancers performed a war-like routine.


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Bolivia Unida
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This cute girl road in the passenger seat and waved to the crowds lining the street.


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Fogo Na Roupa
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Crazy wild dancers with targets on their top hats.


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Fogo Na Roupa
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Fogo Na Roupa's band was heavy into a percussive beat.


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Fogo Na Roupa
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Fogo Na Roupa demonstrated a martial arts form of dance.


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San Francisco Municipal Railway
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The Cable Car Division of the San Francisco Municipal Railway appeared riding a fake cable car.


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Tambores Julio Remelexo
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Julio Remelexo's percussive Brazilian music band.


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Comunidad Chiapaneca Y Comunidad Yucateaca
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A traditional Mexican Maypole.


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Hot Pink Feathers
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One of the band members of Hot Pink Feathers performed on the trombone.


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Kantuta Ballet Folklorico de Bolivia
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An interesting ballet with propeller-like hats resulted in a few almost taking flight.


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Rara
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A singer on the back of a float scan a wonderful Calypso song.


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Rara
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A dance of offerings of food.


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Pirates of Emerson
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The Pirates of Emerson arrived in a pirate ship float. Then they disembarked to frighten the crowds.


external link 2010 San Francisco Carnival Parade   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 17 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 12:31:46 Sunday 30 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #123146_5835BCX
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Their frightening poses proved to be a favorite with the children.


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The parade ended with a sword fight in the street. Two pirates made realistic sounds with striking metal blades


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