2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire San Francisco, California
The World Peace Through Technology Organization presented, "The Disco Ball Inferno." "In the not too far away future, we shall harken back to a simpler time, a funkier time, a more colorful time. It was a time of bellbottoms and big collars. A time of big cars and bigger hair. A time when lava lamps lit the land, and rocks were pets. Remember when fun was really fun?" The fair was held around the intersection of 2nd and Howard Streets in San Francisco. [from the how weird website]
Art Booths Costumes Dance Food Hats Signs Stages The Fair Generally
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Art, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.[from wikipedia]

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Booths, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

The fair and festival had the usual booths, some selling clothing, some selling food, and some selling jewelry. Here we illustrate with only a few examples from the fair.

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Costumes, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

Costume is the distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their class, gender, profession, ethnicity, nationality, activity or epoch. This general usage has gradually been replaced by the terms "dress", "attire" or "wear" and usage of "costume" has become more limited to unusual or out-of-date clothing and to attire intended to evoke a change in identity, such as theatrical, Halloween, and mascot costumes.[from wikipedia]

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Dance, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.[from wikipedia]

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Food, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch. Sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, and other regional fast food fare is common. [from wikipedia]

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The Fair Generally, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

The How Weird Street Faire is an outdoor street fair held each year in San Francisco, occupying several blocks of Howard Street and the surrounding area, in the SoMa neighborhood. The event has been held yearly since 2000, and is currently centered at the intersection of Howard and Second Streets. The How Weird Street Faire claims to be the longest-running electronic music street festival in North America, showcasing diverse forms of dance music including live electronica, downtempo, breaks, electro, trance, house, techno, dubstep, drum & bass, dub, and world beat. As of 2017, it had several thousand visitors.[from wikipedia]

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Hats, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

Some hats have a protective function. As examples, the hard hat protects construction workers' heads from injury by falling objects and a British police Custodian helmet protects the officer's head, a sun hat shades the face and shoulders from the sun, a cowboy hat protects against sun and rain and a Ushanka fur hat with fold-down earflaps keeps the head and ears warm. Some hats are worn for ceremonial purposes, such as the mortarboard, which is worn (or carried) during university graduation ceremonies[from wikipedia]

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Signs, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

Signs are any kind of visual graphics created to display information to a particular audience. This is typically manifested in the form of wayfinding information in places such as streets or on the inside and outside buildings[from wikipedia]

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Stages, At The 2018 (19th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

There are several types of stages that vary as to the usage and the relation of the audience to them. The most common form found in the West is the proscenium stage. In this type, the audience is located on one side of the stage with the remaining sides hidden and used by the performers and technicians. Thrust stages may be similar to proscenium stages but with a platform or performance area that extends into the audience space so that the audience is located on three sides.[from the how weird website]

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