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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

How Weird Street Fair

How Weird Dave & Dana
Originally uploaded by zhadi.
Howard Street Fair, otherwise known as the How Weird Street Fair, is mini-Carnivale/Mardis Gras meets Rave, with music set up at least a half dozen places in the two/three blocks closed off to form the perimeters of the event. Hard to miss it - the sound of throbbing techno beat can be heard from blocks away.

If you wear a costume, admission is 5 bucks. If you don't, it's free. Sometimes hard to tell what's a costume and what's not - this IS a place where dreadlocks and tie-dye meet, breed and replicate.

There are beer booths set up, but you'd better like Red Tail Ale. If not, there are a number of little restaurants within the site, including a yummy little wine/beer bar with bite sized snacks, like the mini ahi tacos I had, along with an amazing glass of Zinfandel from Amador County.

This photo was taken near the end of the day when things had died down, but at the height of it, we could barely walk through the crowds of dancers, drinkers, people on stilts, faux fur barbarians, dandies, pot smokers and vendors.


  • At 11:35 PM, Blogger Other Lisa said…

    ohmigod! Is that a Segway?????

  • At 7:58 AM, Blogger zhadi said…

    That is indeed a Segway. Good think I didn't include that fact before your comment 'cause I would have spelled it Segue...


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