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photoblog image Halloween, San Francisco, 2009

Halloween, San Francisco, 2009

Halloween in San Francisco was awesome fun this year.

The Castro Street Party where about 6 blocks are closed to traffic has been cancelled now for a few years due to violence back in 2006.

But that did not stop people from taking to the streets. There were thousands all over San Francisco out enjoying the warm weather. And I must say it was a photographers delight.

There was also a hugh police presence, 2 to 4 officers on every corner, which helped support a peaceful party.  In the CAstro alone there were officers every 50 meters or so.

This shot is across from the Castro theatre where the sidewalks were crammed like sardines.

Halloween, San Francisco, 2009

Halloween in San Francisco was awesome fun this year.

The Castro Street Party where about 6 blocks are closed to traffic has been cancelled now for a few years due to violence back in 2006.

But that did not stop people from taking to the streets. There were thousands all over San Francisco out enjoying the warm weather. And I must say it was a photographers delight.

There was also a hugh police presence, 2 to 4 officers on every corner, which helped support a peaceful party.  In the CAstro alone there were officers every 50 meters or so.

This shot is across from the Castro theatre where the sidewalks were crammed like sardines.

comments (1)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Nov 2009, 21:47
Americans must be an unruly mob with all those policemen around. Or is policeman one of the Halloween uniforms smile
John Eagle: Yes to both. Some unruly types shot 9 people in 2006 at the Castro Halloween event.

It was a night street fair where they close off the streets and everyone comes out in costume. I think it would get as many as 500,000 people.

So now it is banned. But they can't stop people from walking on the side walks. Well they can... but it hasn't come to that and this year's event was peaceful. Possibly due to all the cops?

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