Monday, December 17, 2012

SantaCon 2012

SantaCon 2012, 12.15.2012 SantaCon participants on the 19-Polk.I made the mistake of taking the 19-Polk to my afternoon destination this past Saturday & so got a front-row seat for SantaCon, the modern revival of the yuletide tradition of misrule that once got Christmas banned in this country. Young people in Santa outfits, or simply in red apparel, prowled the sidewalks & lined up at bars all along Polk Street from Union Street to Geary.  I saw a team of Santas pulling a large wooden sleigh with female riders down the street. A posse of wassailers rode the bus with us for several blocks. They were buzzed but well-behaved.

SantaCon 2012, 12.15.2012 SantaCon participants on BART.I rode BART to the East Bay in the evening, & there were Santas in every car, in various degrees of booziness. The official San Francisco SantaCon Web page clearly states "This is not a bar crawl" then lists about 50 participating clubs & bars.

2 comments:

Michael Strickland said...

You mean that if we all put on funny Santa outfits and get s***-faced drunk, Christmas will eventually be banned again in this country? Where do I find a red suit and white beard?

Axel Feldheim said...

It's worth a try!