The Parade, -- The 2012 Carnival Parade

Blessed The Parade
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The Xiuhcoati Danza Azteca group blessed the parade before it started, and continued to do so during the parade.


Xiuhcoati Danza Azteca   •  The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:36:31 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4446
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Also A Smoking Pot
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The man leading the African Outlet group also carried a smoking pot.


African Outlet external link   •  The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:40:48 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4467
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Puerto Rico
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One of many marching bands that morning, this one representing Puerto Rico.


Puerto Rico   •  The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:53:19 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4524
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Nestle Rabbit
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One member of the audience that morning was the Nestle Rabbit, there to hand out free samples of Nestle's chocolate milk.


The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:01:33 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4581
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BART
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The BART car was a member of nearly every parade. Alway1s done up in the style of the theme, the little BART car today wore a pineapple hat.


BART Car   •  The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:16:55 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4699
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Amazing Costumes
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The parade was full of hundreds of amazing costumes. Here was only one of many.


Adriana Sanchez Colombian Soul   •  The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:18:23 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4711
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Free Beads
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Beads were handed out during the parade almost as much as candy.


The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:24:26 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4745
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Dancing
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Almost everyone in this parade was dancing.


The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:35:02 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4823
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Political Themes Too
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There were political themes too. Such as this appeal for help to rebuild Hiati.


Rara Tou Limen   •  The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:02:42 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4955
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Parasols Under Clouds
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Parasols were carried as part of the look rather than as protection from the sun that never appeared that morning.


East Bay Community Samba School   •  The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:20 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5020
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Colorful
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Some of the outfits that day were colorful almost beyond belief.


The Parade -- The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 24 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:32 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5070
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