Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bay 2 Breakers

This Sunday was Bay to Breakers in San Francisco. If you have not had the fortune to actually see this event in the past, then you are truly missing out because it is really one of a kind. It is in true San Francisco fashion - insanely crazy but full of energy.. It started in 1912 as a way to lift the city's spirits after the disastrous 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and it really does lift the cities spirits literally. People are insanely drunk on alcohol or life during the the longest consecutively run footrace in the world. A lot of people dress up for the event and create floats. There were a ton of flamingos this year. I am still not sure. One of the other notorious costumes were the Swine Fluzees. There were a lot of variations of this costume that made fun of the recent Swine Flu outbreak.

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