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ST STUPID'S DAY PARADE IN SAN FRANCISCO

ST. STUPIDS DAY PARADE ON MONDAY, APRIL 1

Please Note: Although the Meetup event for this parade was cancelled due to rain, we are leaving the event listed here just in case anyone was able to attend and wanted to post some pictures to the photo gallery.

San Francisco's annual right-left-right of spring marches thru the Financial district yet again - It's the St. Stupid's Day Parade. Is this wacky parade the kind of event that is unique to San Francisco - my guess is Yes.



The parade is sponsored by the First Church of the Last Laugh, this modern update of the medieval Feast of Fools leads its many costumed followers to the Stations of Stupid.

This will be the 35th time this edgy light hearted poke at the business of religion and the religion of business meets to fulfill the one holy day obligation of the world's oldest religion, the world's largest church....you're already a member. Come find out why.

Here is a link to photos on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=photos%20of%20st%20stupids%20day%20parade%20in%20san%20francisco

P.S. Thanks to Ron Turner for the suggestion.

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  • Bob S.

    I don't know what I did wrong. I went to Steuart at Mission at 11:15 and didn't see anyone. Drove around Embarcadero and then through the Financial Dist and then up Columbus and never saw any indication of a parade. :(

    April 2, 2013

    • Edward W.

      The weather - Bob - the weather. Around 8 to 9 am, it was raining heavy in San Francisco and the weather people on the radio said it would rain all day. Boy were they wrong - it cleared up around 11 am and the sun came out. They can't even predict the weather correctly a few hours ahead. Anyway I do think that it scared a lot of people away this year.

      April 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hmmm, my experience was quite different from Rennis's. I arrive at the Embarcadero bit late (I think about 11:45a). The crowd was pretty small. Shortly after I arrive the Bishop spoke for about 10 minutes, there was some noise making and then the parade moved out. I wandered along for about an hour stopping with them at 3 or 4 different stations in downtown. I hadn't had any lunch so finally left the parade around 1p to find someplace to eat. They seemed to pick up people as the march progressed until there was quite a crowd by the time I left.

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very interesting. No rain - lots of sunshine & nice clouds. Parade was odd - but what do you expect? Will upload shots after doing some filtering... Thanks for highlighting this event - we had a great time.

    April 1, 2013

    • Edward W.

      Look forward to seeing some images. The weather was really strange - very heavy rain at 8 am and than clear at noon. Who knew it would change that fast - certainly not the weather guys on the radio.

      April 1, 2013

  • Randy H.

    Is the parade canceled? and, how did you post in the future? Your timestamp says 10:50 AM

    April 1, 2013

    • Veronica

      Randy, Edward is the Wizard of Time and he is able to post messages from days of yore as well as days into the future. :)

      April 1, 2013

    • Edward W.

      Yes I am the new Dr. Who.

      1 · April 1, 2013

  • Edward W.

    This Meetup has been cancelled due to rain - sorry for the inconvenience.

    April 1, 2013

  • Rob

    Unfortunately, thanks to the weather, had a bad headache most of the night....

    April 1, 2013

  • Kim s Photography C.

    I would love to take my niece to set your parade I have never heard of it.

    March 31, 2013

  • Kim s Photography C.

    I would love to take my niece to set your parade I have never heard of it.

    March 31, 2013

    • Edward W.

      I am not sure how appropriate it is or your niece. Do a Google search for their website and check to see if you would be comfortable with that.

      March 31, 2013

  • Astroid P.

    Sorry! I cannot make it!
    Have fun.

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working day np

    March 28, 2013

  • Rob M

    I won't be able to make it. I have to go to funeral.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    April Fool:)

    March 27, 2013

  • Bob S.

    I went last year and had a lot of fun. See you there. I'll plan to arrive between 11 and 1130

    March 26, 2013

    • Bob S.

      Here's the link to the photos on Flickr. Note: the files are mis-named. (That's what happens when I get impatient!) http://www.flickr.com...­

      March 26, 2013

    • Rey

      Thanks, Bob! Awesome shots! Now I'm excited to be at that parade.

      March 26, 2013

  • Astroid P.

    I am still working for living; but I have PTO for photography events! Cheers.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to work.

    March 26, 2013

  • Bob S.

    I worked long enough for a living. Now, I'm just living. Every day is Saturday and I LOVE it. :)

    2 · March 26, 2013

  • Fabián

    It's on a Monday!!! Don't you guys work for a living? Too bad I can't make it.

    March 26, 2013

  • Jeanette M.

    awesome seem's like an interesting event to shoot.

    March 26, 2013

  • Jin K.

    Hello, I will be there!
    Any tips how to take good pictures of people for a newbie?
    Thank you!

    March 26, 2013

    • Edward W.

      Come early so you can talk with others and get some tips.

      March 26, 2013

    • Jin K.

      Hello Edward, I will be there early. Thank you for the advice.

      March 26, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Hoping for great fun and great photos.

    March 26, 2013

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