Bay to Breakers 2008
Approximately 65,000 people showed up for Bay To Breakers
in San Francisco yesterday, despite the heat wave (temperature in the 90's), and the promised crack-down on alcohol and public urination.
Bay to Breakers is an annual 7.6 miles foot race, starting at one end of San Francisco, and ending on the other side of the City, "where breakers crash at Ocean Beach."
(Wikipedia) For some it is a serious running race; for the vast majority, it is an opportunity to dress up in wild costumes, hang-out with friends, and party.
That day, you will see people drinking in the streets and nobody try to stop them. Well, at least that was the way it was for years and years. Last year, however, some of the kids *really* went overboard and really trashed the course by leaving a *huge* mess behind and urinating everywhere, and I do mean everywhere!! So this year, the City had to step in and attempt to curb the excess somewhat.
I'm not very good at taking photographs in a crowd, but the local paper has a few good ones right here.
The photographs above and below were taken during last year's Bay to Breakers.
More about Bay 2 Breakers on Wikipedia
Labels: Bay to Breakers, San Francisco culture