Saturday at Civic Center Plaza, there was a rally for democracy in Iran.
A man saw me taking pictures, and in a kind and calm way, explained that if the pictures were put on the Internet, Iranian officials could see them, and possibly punish relatives of the people photographed. So I’ve blurred the faces here.
I’m glad these people, at least, are in a country that allows them to hold a protest rally.
On Van Ness Avenue, a bunch of people were lined up in front of the Grand Ballroom at the Regency.
The line stretched around the corner.I asked a young lady who everybody was waiting for, she said Vamps. Not ‘the Vamps’ mind you, just ‘Vamps’. Never heard of them, so I looked them up on Youtube and Myspace. They’re pretty good: old school guitars, bass, and drums rock ‘n’ roll. Very popular in Japan.
Sunday was the S.F. Theater Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens. Big crowd.
Lotsa thespians, being theatrical.
Good hat, though not quite a fez.
Three women from Beach Blanket Babylon sang, accompanied by a live pianist and drummer, not recorded tracks. Elaborate costumes, great singing, real musicians: now that’s showbiz.