San Francisco sure is a quirky place! Today is SantaCon, a day when everyone dresses up in Santa costumes and goes on a city-wide pub crawl.
There seems to be a city-wide quirkfest at least once a month, and I love how SF’s inhabitants are game for anything. The crowds that show up don’t do anything half-assed! Well, that is, in literal terms they might be even less than half-assed (take Bay to Breakers, for example). But I mean that in terms of effort, SF’s city dwellers show up with all-out, totally-bought-in gusto.
It’s the up-for-anything spirit of this city that made it possible to stage the Batkid’s wish on such a large scale. Only in SF would the police force drape Batkid placards on their motorcycles while maintaining crowd control for the thousands of supporters who showed up to see the mayor of the city conduct a City Hall ceremony for one, very plucky, young cancer survivor.
You’ve probably seen it by now, but… it’s my first post in a while, and it’s just too good not to share: