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Tease-O-Rama
San Francisco, September 26-29, 2002

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting to San Francisco
  3. Thursday Tease-O-Rama
  4. More Tease-O-Rama from Thursday
  5. More San Francisco
  6. Friday Tease-O-Rama
  7. More Tease-O-Rama from Friday
  8. Yet More from Friday
  9. Saturday Tease-O-Rama
  10. More Tease-O-Rama from Saturday
  11. Sunday Folsom Street Fair
  12. Links to performers, venues, etc.

More San Francisco

There were Tease-O-Rama events during the day, from pasty-making to go-go dancing classes and more, but they were an extra couple of bucks each and I'd never been west of Colorado, so we opted for tourism instead.
We got up at a reasonable hour on Friday and, after a breakfast burrito, hiked up the famous Haight Street for an afternoon of shopping. The hippies of yesteryear have been replaced by the baby boomers and yuppies of today. A house that looked like it once held a commune of long-haired pot-smoking protesters opened it's garage door in front of us to allow a new Jaguar to slide out onto Haight street, with some sliver-haired suit-wearing banker at the wheel. There are still head shops selling pipes and paraphernalia, but they also sell postcards and tacky souvenirs. The district still has a fair number of thrift shops, but just as many shops cater strictly to the hordes of tourists.

 
But there are a couple of reasons to visit. Golden Gate Park is at the end of Haight, supposedly wonderful but by the time we got there our feet were too tired for further exploring, so we ducked into Amoeba, the largest used music store on the planet. They have a room off to the side for jazz and classical that is twice the size of the entire Book Nook in Atlanta. The rock and pop room goes on forever. It was overwhelming. You'd have to go in with a list in-hand or you'd never get out of there. I browsed for a few specific items but we didn't want to spend an entire day out of the few we had in town stuck in a record store so we headed back up the street and got a couple slices of pizza at Escape from New York Pizza, where some lovely ladies serve up some delicious pizza. We got in a bit more thrift shopping then caught a bus back to the HQ.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting to San Francisco
  3. Thursday Tease-O-Rama
  4. More Tease-O-Rama from Thursday
  5. More San Francisco
  6. Friday Tease-O-Rama
  7. More Tease-O-Rama from Friday
  8. Yet More from Friday
  9. Saturday Tease-O-Rama
  10. More Tease-O-Rama from Saturday
  11. Sunday Folsom Street Fair
  12. Links to performers, venues, etc.

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