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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Things I Miss about San Francisco: Chapter Two

Things I Miss about San Francisco: Chapter Two -- The Folsom Street Fair

Ever feel like you don't quite fit in? That maybe you aren't quite "normal"?

Ever think you might be a little strange, maybe even weird?

Well, once a year the leather / fetish community comes together on San Francisco's Folsom Street to show you just how palinly, blandly normal you really are.


http://www.arspace.org/folsom%20st.%20fair%20open/folsom%20fair-9.jpg
Yes. People do walk around naked during the Folsom Street Fair.


Yes. Slaves are punished in public during the Folsom Street Fair.






















http://www.moonbattery.com/folsom_street_fair_2.jpgYes. Most of the people who choose to be nude and/or engage in S&M in public are people who should never, never, never be nude. Anywhere.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_sKLjOR9Uoh4/RwChg4S_6mI/AAAAAAAABjU/zBc_DhqPPM0/s400/folsom_15.jpgYes. Some people get off on dressing like horses. More people than you'd think.

For the NSFW Slideshow, click here:
http://www.folsomstreetevents.org/photos/folsom-2008/index.php?slide=13
But fair warning, some people may find these pictures disturbing.

Townes Van Zandt Cover of the Day

Steve Earle Covering "To Live is to Fly"

"Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that." - Steve Earle



And the original by the inimitable Townes Van Zandt: