As we woke up this morning, my wife and I noticed from our window that there was some kind of construction going on in the streets below our apartment building. At first we thought it was a film set, but after some research via Google we found out it was preparations for the 2012 How Weird Street Fair, a dance and art festival that’s held annually in San Francisco. We decided to stop by to see what was going on, and to support the movement at least by paying the entrance fee.
Turns out it was like a street rave (or a forrest rave if that’s more familiar to you) with lot’s of smaller stages (13 in total) set up on and off the main road. They also had food stalls, ad-hoc performance stages and clothes and accessories for sale.
For me it was a bit nostalgic since I haven’t been to a rave/dance party in almost 10 years. It was also very inspirational, and paired with seeing Roger Waters perform The Wall last Friday, I feel very strongly the urge to make more music. You can count me (and my wonderful wife) in for next years event for sure! Check out more on the fair on the links below.
Main page: http://howweird.org/
Map and Program: http://howweird.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/HowWeird2012-Program.pdf
Also, I just got a message saying that the after-party at Temple will go on to at least 2am :).
Some sounds from the street: