Prelude
To The 2018
40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade
San Francisco, California

Prelude is an event serving as an introduction to something more important. [paraphrased from dictionary dot com]
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Cuban Flags
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(Date Photographed: 10:28:52 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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A family gathered on the sidewalk displayed two Cuban flags.


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Souvenirs For Sale
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(Date Photographed: 09:51:31 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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Carts were rolled down the street and souvenirs offered for sale to the waiting public.


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Empty Mission Street
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(Date Photographed: 09:47:07 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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Mission Street was empty and absent all parked cars. The red SFMTA bus only lane was obvious in the absence of traffic.


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Bicycle Police
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(Date Photographed: 10:38:26 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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Bicycle police patrolled the parade route to insure safety. Behind them, the San Francisco Lowrider Council's cars were distantly visible leading the parade.


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Sidewalks Began To Fill
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(Date Photographed: 10:40:12 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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The sidewalks began to fill. The parade began at 10:00 a.m. at Bryant and 24th Street. Here at Mission and 15th, the parade still had not arrived at 10:40 a.m.


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Motorcycle Police
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(Date Photographed: 10:45:27 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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Motorcycle police led the parade.


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Police Passed
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(Date Photographed: 10:46:18 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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The motorcycle police passed which officially marked the start of the parade.


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Post Lowriders
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(Date Photographed: 11:13:34 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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After the lowriders had passed, the parade itself began. The first comparsa (contingent) was the official sign for the parade.


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Halfway
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(Date Photographed: 12:50:54 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 1 August 2018)
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A gap in the parade occurred roughly halfway through it. A fifteen minute window of time during which not much happened. On the sidewalk, the crowd became restless and bored.


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