Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid
Head Laughing Squid tentacle Scott Beale has posted a good flickr set of last nights ‘Sand by the Ton’ event. I was all set to go, bringing out the good camera and everything, but I had a night plagued with bad luck and got no photos.
Pulling a solo mission, I took Muni and the downtown N-Judah was stopped in its tracks by a bunch of fire trucks which delayed me getting to BART. I didn’t arrive at the event until 10:30 or so. (I was hoping to get there by 9:30 or so to catch Beats Antique at 10.) There was a giant crowd of people outside the door and the fire marshal was not letting anyone in, even if they had tickets. The security guards were making a human chain blocking the door, linking their arms red rover style across the entrance. The number of people waiting just kept growing into the 1000+ range, and after circling the event twice for a sneak in option unsuccessfully I got in line. After an hour in line without anyone being let in I had to bounce to catch the last BART train back to SF. (side note:I really miss the NYC Metro.)
I then attempted salvage the evening and meet up with friends at DNA lounge for Bootie and catch my friends the Cheesepuffs perform but there was a line around the block for that too so I headed home. So all in all, this blogger has no fun stories or pictures of art, music or dancing to tell you. Here are the few photos I did take of the mess outside the entrance: