By Guest Writer, “what is is”
Yesterday I went to the Dore Alley Street Fair as I have every year in the past. The last two fairs have been awash in stupidphones, but this fair was worse than anything I’ve seen.
At one of the entertainment booths (the one for Steamworks) it had a large crowd around it and just about everyone who was there to watch the event was not watching the event but rather watching their stupidphone.
I don’t think that most people who went to the fair really saw the fair. Throughout the day, the phones were what was paid attention to and not the fair itself.
There were lots of nudist there, both Queer and Lesbian. I didn’t see any of those other types (nude straights). The nudists also did not bring any clothes with them to this phone event so they must have left their apartments and homes naked. GASP! HORROR! [sarcasm intended] The ridiculous and prudish San Francisco city-wide nudity ban does not apply to this street fair/phone fair.
Going and coming to the fair on the Metro most people were looking at a phone. I’ve never seen such an addiction or abuse to one object before.
This year’s crowd was mostly Queers and Lesbians and a slight smattering of those other type (straights). It’s funny that I don’t see any of these Queer boys in the Castro. They must be back in the closet and avoiding the Castro altogether. Maybe they’re as disgusted as I am over how the Castro has changed and been “cleaned up” worse than a Macy’s showroom. (Related: The Sanitising of San Francisco’s Castro Has Been Completed).
It was nice being around a majority of Queer people (guys and lesbians).—”what is is”