May 17, 2005

Bay to Break(dance)ers

Bay to Breakers

    "It's not how fast you run that counts
    it's how much fun you have en route to the finish line."


true that.

san francisco's bay to breakers captures all that's grand about the city, from diabolical ingenuity to extreme tolerance, from systematic tomfoolery to extreme nakedness.

that's why 65,000+ people participate in this 7.5 mile bojaunt across town, and that's why the kenyans who win the "race" in about 34 minutes are a mere footnote to the keg-filled floats that cover the distance in about 3 hours and 34 minutes.

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topical creativity is always at its finest during this parade, and this year was no exeception. plenty of run away brides with cold feet and popes taking a break from their papal regimen to drink budweiser.

however, this year's best of show had to go to Michael Jackson and his Neverland Child Care Center. this float consisted of a rolling bed with a spooky King of Pop sporting a white surgical mask and brandishing a black parasol. and, of course, plenty of Jesus Juice to go around.

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and no bay to breakers would be complete without the tricked out tiki float, complete with a full bar and rockin' sound system. check out the footage of this perennial favorite:

here are a bunch of other shots from the festivities:

a few of us actually ran the race this year...

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before doubling back to roll in a keg and set up shop...

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the spectating was grand...

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as was the spectacle...

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and the kiddies got their kicks...

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and Lady Bojon was pleased...

Lady Bojon


until the 5-0 finally shut it down...

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and we packed our toys away until next year...

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Posted by bojon at May 17, 2005 10:40 PM