Halloween and The Weird Wild Soul of San Francisco

November 5, 2015

I thought it would be worthwhile to do a quick blog post about Halloween this year. Because frankly, I had A BLAST.

As I said in my previous post, Halloween is my favorite holiday.

Halloween at Dolores Park

And this year was especially fun because of two things: 1) We had great friends visiting and 2) We were at the right place at the right time.

To elaborate on the second point, there was this really huge public wedding happening in Dolores Park.

Public Wedding at Dolores Park, San Francisco

And we just happened to be sitting right where it was taking place!

I found out that the couple who were getting married were also setting out to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Public Wedding!

Public Wedding at Dolores Park

I don’t know if they actually managed to break a world record. But it was a lot of fun to watch.

There were so many people in crazy costumes.

Just Another Day In Dolores Park

When it comes to photographing random strangers, I desperately wish I was a bolder person. Because I think it’s something I’d thoroughly enjoy.

It was a perfect day, too. With warm blue sunny skies.

Later that afternoon, we hung out at a friend of our friend’s apartment. I was in awe of where they lived, right near Dolores Park!

We played some fun games and then later, got ready in our costumes.

Oliver as Ziggy Stardust

Can you guess who Oliver dressed up as?

I’ll give you a hint: There’s a Staaar Maaan waiting in the sky! He’d like to come and meet us but he thinks he’d blow our minds!

Ziggy Stardust Makeup: Fail

I was the one who did his makeup. And I was not too pleased with the outcome. When it comes to face painting, you really do need the right makeup. Oh well, there’s always next year…

The evening culminated in the largest mobile dance party I’ve ever come across.

Mission Mobile Dance Party

Imagine hundreds of people in costumes, roaming the streets, music blasting and everyone just dancing like mad.

At some point, people got up and were dancing on buses and trucks and beach balls were bouncing over our heads.

Dance Party in the Mission

It was a lot fun!

It also made me realize something.

I know San Francisco has changed. It’s definitely no longer the hippie capital that it once was in the 60s.

But there are still people who live in this city who know how to have a good time, in creative ways, without spending boatloads of cash.

And the events of Halloween confirmed my suspicion…

That the weird wild soul of San Francisco still endures!

7 thoughts on “Halloween and The Weird Wild Soul of San Francisco

  1. helene

    First off, you and your husband look adorable 🙂 And I would love to come people watching in SF with you ;
    ) looks like you have a lot of interesting characters there

  2. helene

    I’m on the WEst side and there are actually some pretty cheap flights from a close town in the US. I’m very tempted to come one day for a long week-end!

  3. helene

    And not just to meet IRL even though it would be lovely haha I’m not particularly attracted by the States, but SF has always been a city I felt I wanted to visit

    1. Kareen

      Oui, ça sera un vrai plaisir de te rencontrer pour la première fois ici! 🙂

      San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the US. And I love it for many reasons. But I also have my reservations about it. I’ll definitely do some more SF related posts in the coming future.


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