HALLOWEEN FLASHDANCE: YEAR THREE
Monday, Oct 31st: 8PM
INTRO: CALLING ALL SF HALLOWEEN LOVERS!
Ok folks - it's ON by popular request! Halloween FlashDance: Year 3! I can't wait to see you in your Halloween costumes!
And if you don't have a costume. Well, make one. Sheet-with-eye-holes is better than being a barnacle with no costume :-)
WHERE: Secret! We keep it a loosely guarded secret so we don't get shut down. The location will be the pier we ended up on the very first year! Normally, I'd do it close to Occupy SF to show them some love - but I fear the po-po would love another excuse to shut them AND us down. So, sorry to say, I'll not be at OccupySF ground zero. If you don't know where the pier is, send me an email, ask nicely, and tell me what you're going to dress up as & I'll send you the location. I'll also send it out via Twitter on Monday! (PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE TWITTER FEED) If you are a law enforcement official, please read my note at the end before requesting the location.
WHEN: MONDAY, OCT. 31th at 8:00 PM
A lot of us are heartbroken that Halloween in the Castro was killed off. Sure, there were things that sucked about it (too many drunk idiots, too many gawkers/barnacles and not as many awesome costumes, and yes too much violence), but the way to deal with these problems was to fix them and work to improve the situation, NOT KILL IT. Halloween in the Castro was inspiring, hysterical, brilliant and essential too. For years and years it was one of the highlights of being a San Franciscan....
So what to do? Let's TAKE IT BACK AND FIX IT AT THE SAME TIME!!!!
TAKE IT BACK: Let's make a NEW San Francisco Halloween scene!
FIX IT: Let's make it better - promote a FUN, ZANY, COSTUMED vibe without the violently-drunken idiots. Also, let's not trash this beautiful city that we love - let's leave it at LEAST as clean as we found it!
This page: http://www.flashdance.org/hw/Halloween2011.html
A NOTE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT:
Hey look, we're not trying to outsmart you (you'll find us if you want to, we know that), we're not trying to make your lives difficult (being a cop is plenty tough), and we know you're not anti-fun (you're just doing your jobs as you're told,) I hope you bear all that in mind, and allow us our simple fun on Halloween. We're just trying to enjoy life, you know? Yeah, I knew you did. Anyway,, I appreciate your taking the time to read this, however you decide to handle the situation.
For Extra Credit:
GIVE ME MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: For the last few FDs, I've asked people to give me their requests and I'd try to work some in. It has worked SUPER WELL. So lets keep doing it. Give me more suggestions! I'm looking for things that I don't already play that GET A LOT OF PEOPLE HAPPY AND DANCING - email me your ideas, links from the iTunes store, places I can download etc. NOTE: These need to be high quality song fiiles (so no 128Kbps MP3s - 160 at least! 192 preferred!. FYI: most of my stuff is not MP3 but rather 128Kbps AAC.) JUST REMEMBER: WE ARE LOOKING FOR MUSIC THAT A LOT OF FOLKS WILL LIKE! AND ALSO REMEMBER, I WON'T GUARANTEE TO PLAY IT.
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