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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!