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Watch Metallica Perform the National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game

Metallica are a Bay Area institution much like the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower, so for the third consecutive year, the San Francisco Giants honored the band with a "Metallica Day" at their AT&T Park. The heavy metal crew's annual celebration at the ballpark, held this season on May 2nd,...

Wayback Machine: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Pierce-Arrow convertible coupe in Golden Gate Park." Ready to rumble. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Here’s What It Looks Like When the SFPD Hands Out a Bunch of Sit/Lie-Type Tickets in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

TweetI suppose these people were in sleeping bags like at 11:00 AM or so and that attracted some attention from the SFPD? Does our newish sit-lie law even apply to this location at this time of day? IDK. But once you start accumulating these kinds of nuisance citations, you might start thinking about moving on […]

Know Your Absurdly-Named New Microneighborhoods of SF: “WEST NOPA” – It’s West of North of East of the Panhandle

Tweet All right, work with me, people! What we’re talking about with “West NoPA” is the area west of north of east of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. At what point do microneighborhoods get absurd? Here we go, the Panhandle is in green, the area literally north of the Panhandle is marked in dark grey, […]

Man, Teaching Adults How to Ride Bikes in Golden Gate Park Involves a Lot of Pushing of Bikes – A Lot!

TweetI’ll tell you, I’ve taught people how to ride bikes over the years, and I’ll tell you the amount of hours spent teaching all those people how to push a bikes, well, that has been exactly zero. And yet in these courses, as seen in the Panhandle, that seems to be all they do, just […]

Electric-Powered Skateboards and Bicycles Take San Francisco By Storm, Sort Of

TweetAnd when I say sort of, I mean like this, a rare scene with three of them together in a kind of electric skater / biker gang in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park… …one used to be even rarer. Is this Our Transportation Future?

The Latest Exercise Fad in Golden Gate Park: “Short-Roping” with Pilates Bands? – Lasso Your Partner and Then Go Jogging

TweetI’m at a loss for words here: Everybody’s doing it: Reader Notes: Those things are Pilates bands, right? And short-roping, that’s a reference to a mountain climbing technique that has the struggling, inexperienced client getting a tow to the top, ala Lopsang Jangbu Sherpa and rich MTV Wife Sandy Pittman / Sandy Hill on Mount Everest back […]

Frisco Traffic – Big Wheel Up Front, Tiny Wheel Out Back – Are Pennyfarthings Legal on the Streets of San Francisco?

TweetIDK. These rides certainly were not legal on CA streets a while back, but I’d have to look up what the current law says, something about being able to skid a wheel on dry pavement. Anyway, here you go, in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle: Dorsal view:

Bright Eyes: 1931

San Francisco circa 1931. "Auburn at Golden Gate Park." This feline phaeton is the latest entry in the Shorpy Catalog of Discontinued Conveyances. 5x7 inch glass negative by automotive amanuensis Christopher Helin. View full size.

Tourists are Welcomed to Golden Gate Park: “LOCK ALL VEHICLES”

TweetOne assumes that the average jay visiting the “world-class” city of San Francisco already knows to lock the doors of his/her ride when parking in GGP, right? So what is this sign really saying? Is it saying, “Don’t blame us if somebody breaks into your car and takes the stuff that’s in plain view?” I […]

11 Photos Of The 15th Annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel

While drag fans and lovers of ironic Jesus impersonators flocked to Golden Gate Park on Easter Sunday, fans of childish modes of transportation and gravity-induced chaos flocked to Potrero Hill for the annual Big Wheel race. [ more ...

Sam Smith, Elton John, Mumford & Sons to perform at SF's Outside Lands

Sam Smith, Elton John and Mumford & Sons are among the performers at San Francisco’s rollicking three-day festival set for August in Golden Gate Park.

Pharis and Jason Romero – A Wanderer I’ll Stay

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A few years ago I saw Gillian Welch in Golden Gate Park.  When she did I Had A Real Good Mother & Father, her voice was so lonesome and pleading it sucked the warmth out of a sunny summer day in the meadow.  The temperature hadn’t changed, but people started shivering.  Pharis Romero took me […]

Fast Woman: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Stutz sedan in Golden Gate Park." Ready to motor forth into the Jazz Age. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Black Keys to Headline Outside Lands 2015

Elton John, Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys will headline this summer's Outside Lands Festival, set to invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park August 7th through 9th. Filling out the impressive bill at the eighth annual fest are Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Wilco, Tame Impala, D'Angelo and the Vanguard, St. Vincent,...

Elton John, Sam Smith, And St. Vincent Top Outside Lands 2015 Lineup

San Francisco's foggy though wonderful, and wonderfully bougie August music festival in Golden Gate Park just dropped this year's lineup, along with an accompanying VHS-style Funny Or Die promo that is worth a chuckle. [ more › ]

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