Monday, 6 October 2008
Syd Gris smashing it hard on his own Opel Float
I really didn't know what to expect from the San Francisco Lovefest, although having played at a number of parties on this West Coast haven-of-lunacy in the past, I did have an inkling. That being said, the parade, coarsing through the streets with 28 floats all kickin' it full bore really did take me by surprise. In fact, it seemed to take the organizers by surprise too, given that it was way bigger than any of it's predecessors, and by the time we reached our finishing point outside City Hall, the sheer weight of numbers was immense.
One of the most exciting aspects of it from my point of view were the number of kidz out on the street, partying like seasoned pros, and in a country that sadly bans under-21s from enjoying these kind of sounds on a regular basis, it's a rare opportunity for them to experience a cracking day out ... and all for free.
Hope you enjoy some of the video footage I grabbed on the day ... I think it captures the energy of the day pretty well :)
Elite Force from the booth on the Opel Float (part one)
More to follow in Part TWO ...