Remember the old Burger King slogan “Have it your way”. It seems a woman in San Clemente, CA didn’t get her way so she called 911 to have them send a deputy for “protection”. Protection against what is open to question. Maybe she thought the western barbeque cheeseburger she wanted was the only safe route against the impending threat of a regular hamburger. She gives new meaning to the word clueless.
This uniquely San Francisco event is upon us again for its 23rd year. People from all over the world attend this fair and if you’ve never been to it, you owe it to yourself to check it out with an open mind. Images from the 2005 Folsom Street Fair can be found here.
Additional information from their press release:
FOLSOM STREET EVENTS™ PRESENTS SIZZLING SONIC EXPERIENCE AT FOLSOM STREET FAIR™
Strongest Entertainment Lineup Ever
On Sunday, September 24, 2006 from 11:00am – 6:00pm, Folsom Street Events™ presents Folsom Street Fair™, the final major event of its 23rd annual fair season. The organization plans to attract record donations by finalizing one of the strongest entertainment line ups in its history. Already voted Best Street Fair for 2006 by the readers of the SF Bay Guardian, Folsom Street Fair will be showcasing a roster of world-renowned alternative rock acts along side up-and-coming talent from far and wide.
The current (still tentative) stage line up is:
|7th Street Stage Line Up||12th Street Stage Line Up|
|11:30a Exhibition||11:30a The Ethel Merman Experience|
|12:15p Catalog||12:15p Space Vacuum from Outer Space|
|1:15p Logan Lynn||1:00p Daniel Cartier|
|2:00p Vibatron||1:45p The May Fire|
|2:45p Groin||2:30p Unknown Boy|
|3:15p Trannyshack||3:15p Hot Mute|
|4:00p Smash-Up Derby||4:00p The Presets|
|4:45p My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult||5:00p Blowoff (with Bob Mould and Richard Morel)|
According to Jeff Johnson, Entertainment Chair of Folsom Street Events, “Folsom Street Fair is an incomparable event for the worldwide leather community. We are extremely excited to showcase such famous artists as My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and Blowoff, with celebrated alt-rocker Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü.” Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, said “The focus on our live acts promises to draw a wider cross-section of the adult alternative lifestyle community to the Fair. Personally, I can’t wait to see Logan Lynn, The May Fire, Unknown Boy, and The Presets.” My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and The Presets are finalizing a full gig for the next night (Monday, September 25TH) at The Independent.
Folsom Street Events welcomes LIVE 105 as its exclusive radio partner, offering broadcasts of interviews with bands and fair-goers alike. Other sponsors of the event are Miller Lite/MGD, Tattoo, Cuervo, RECON.com, TitanMen, Elbow Grease, Dungeonbeds, Blow Buddies, Hot House Entertainment, Steamworks, Mustang Studios, Mr. S Leather, BigMuscle, Leatherpost, Renoir Hotel, and Powerhouse.
This year’s benefiting charities include: AIDS/HIV/Hep C Nightline, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Bay Area Young Positives, Episcopal Community Services, The Family Link, Frameline, Immune Enhancement Project, Lesbian Health Research Center, Magnet, SF Gay Men’s Chorus, Tenderloin Health (the merger of Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center and Continuum), and Visual Aid.
About Folsom Street Events
Folsom Street Events™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, produces Up Your Alley™, Magnitude™, and Folsom Street Fair™. The mission of Folsom Street Events™ is to create volunteer-driven leather events that provide the adult alternative lifestyle community with safe venues for self-expression while emphasizing freedom, fun, frolic and fetish and raising critical funds to benefit San Francisco charities. In 2005, Folsom Street Events marked the 22nd Folsom Street Fair™ with nearly 400,000 attendees and over $280,000 donated to San Francisco charities.
For More Information
For more information about the Folsom Street Events, the Up Your Alley Fair™, Folsom Street Fair™, Magnitude, or volunteer opportunities please see our Web site: folsomstreetevents.org
Folsom Street Events
The San Francisco Love Parade returns for a third year on September 23rd as Love Fest. The name was changed because the Love Parade Berlin organization did not renew any of their worldwide licenses not already under contract so they could focus on their own event. Regardless of the name, the event is expected to draw a large crowd. The first Love Parade in San Francisco opened with a small following of an estimated 37,000 people. Last year’s parade was longer and bigger with an attendance of 50-60,000 people. According to Wikipedia, “The Love Parade has its roots in the spirit of a changing Europe. In 1989, it was first celebrated 4 months before the demolition of the Berlin Wall. It was started by the fresh Berlin Underground under the initiative of Matthias Roeingh aka “Dr. Motte”. It was held as a political demonstration for peace and international understanding through music.”
San Francisco designers Saffron Rare Threads and Estrella Tadeo has teamed together to open their own studio/boutique in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Located at 3579 17th Street at Delores, the space serves as a working studio and retail store for these veteran San Francisco designers. I first met Yugula in 2003 in Tartine Bakery and a short walk from my favorite San Francisco restaurant Delfina.as a photographer. Yugula and Priya form the dynamic team that is Saffron Rare Threads. Their warm personalities and fashion forward designs have endeared them to so many fashionistas in San Francisco. Saffron’s style is sophisticated, feminine, and rich with vivid colors. I’ve spent enough time with these designers to call them friends and I can tell you they breathe and live fashion even when they are not working. Aside from her collaboration with Priya on Saffron Rare Threads, Yugula also has her own line of of tops and dresses made of colorful patterned prints. Estrella Tadeo rounds out the studio with her line of cool reconstructed menswear. If you’re in the area, stop by and check them out. They are just up the block from
Priya Saraswati (left) and Yugala Priti (right) in front of their studio/boutique
Priya Saraswati (left) and Estrella Tadeo (right)
Yugula’s line from a recent fashion show
Saffron Rare Threads from a recent fashion show