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Monday, May 22, 2006

Bay to Breakers is the new awesome

San Francisco throws a lot of signature events, and Bay to Breakers is one of them.

I am sure it started out all innocent - just your standard fun-run that began at the Bay and traversed the 7 or so miles across San Francisco to the ocean. But there was no way that San Francisco would just host a boring old run across the city. There is not enough nudity involved in that. So now you still have to run across the city, but you can just wear silly costumes while you do it.

Even though the official Bay to Breakers website rules say: "For everyone's safety and enjoyment NO ALCOHOL or NUDITY is allowed and there will be ALCOHOL CHECKPOINTS along the course" there was not one sober person there. This is the one day every year that apparently it is socially acceptable to get drunk before noon, and wear little to no clothing. Most groups come dressed in a theme of some sort, and many of them push "floats" that go along with their costumes, but are really just creative ways to bring a keg along.

favorite group costume ideas?

well. since it was Sunday, it seemed appropriate that Noah's Ark showed up.

And the Jesus Loves You man left his normal post at Union Square and came to march as well.

Team Zissou and their little submarine is always a winner

Wheres Waldo is a given

Some people came wearing only paint:

and some people came wearing less than that:

one of the more impressive floats was this huge trojan horse with some guys in feathered hats sitting on top

and the smurf village was pretty impressive as well

gargamel was sitting in the mushroom, spinning some tunes. You might not be able to tell, but the mushroom has little spigots built into the side that beer came out of.

my personal favorite was the Bill and Ted's excellent adventure phone booth on wheels. brilliant.

and if i had gotten a photo of the Elvis walking around in JUST his black wig and blue suede shoes, you would really know how great this was. I am going to get a group together next year, so please start brainstorming some group costumes.


  • At 10:05 AM, Blogger jordan said…

    I'm in next year. Unless you live in New York. New York doesn't have Bay to Breakers. :(

  • At 11:27 AM, Blogger aaron d.w. said…

    bill and ted's?! sweet.

  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Um, there are naked people on our blog.

  • At 3:45 PM, Blogger bex said…

    finally. the porn that everyone has been asking for from the new awesome!

  • At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Honestly, I'm kind of shocked that you all would treat this subject with such frivolity. I think that maybe we ought to be careful about what we treat light heartedly.

  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger k8 said…

    if nude racing isn't light-hearted, man, maybe I just don't know what that word means.

  • At 11:38 PM, Blogger bex said…

    cameron. i know that you are anonymous.

  • At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Man of whom said…

    RE: next year ideas

    Pantsless Chinese Dragon. Dragon on top, naughty-bits on the bottom

  • At 10:24 AM, Blogger bets said…

    Now when you say "naughty bits" what exactly are you referring to?

  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger jordan said…

    I hope anonymous was Cameron. Otherwise I'm kind of sad.

  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger Paul Ferney said…

    What is the subject that Anonymous is refering to? I don't get it.

  • At 8:07 AM, Blogger Chloe Anderson said…

    the trojan group costumes are the best!


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