Dyke March, anybody?
posted June 22, 2011 11:47 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat June 25 at 3:00 PM, Dolores Park
Dolores St & 18th St, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Pride is this weekend, and kicks off (for me) with the Dyke March on Saturday. Wanna picnic in Dolores Park?
Honestly, I'm not a big fan of marching, which is more like strolling, and hurts my back and makes me annoyed when lots of people bump into me. But I love the people-watching in Dolores Park beforehand, and seeing Dykes on Bikes take off at the start of the march. Anybody want to come sit on a blanket with me? (And just me, sad to say, as gingerbeer will be out of town this weekend.)
posted by rtha to Meetup (26 comments total)

Very likely.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:12 AM on June 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

How late do you think you'll stay? I might be going to the baseball game in the early afternoon.
posted by expialidocious at 1:23 PM on June 23, 2011

I would totally join you there, but I'll be in class all day (literally, from 10 to 6). My lovely wife, Halima, may join you however, and she'll probably bring a few friends along if she does.
posted by Pecinpah at 1:43 PM on June 23, 2011

Planning on getting there about 3 pm and staying through step-off (er, Dykes on Bikes ride-off) at 7pm-ish, then strolling a few blocks, and then doing something else besides marching to Market and Castro.
posted by rtha at 2:08 PM on June 23, 2011

If anyone wants my cell # so you can text/call me to try to find me (the park is going to be a zoo), mefimail me.
posted by rtha at 2:09 PM on June 23, 2011

I'd totally be up for it -- I DO NOT COME TO ENOUGH MEETUPS and a blanket in Dolores Park sounds heavenly -- but at that point I will be picking my dad up at the airport and driving him southward.
posted by tangerine at 7:23 PM on June 23, 2011

I'm most probably in.
posted by grapesaresour at 9:39 PM on June 23, 2011

I'm going to try for a spot up on the hill, (south of 19th st.), sort of on the same....latitude as the bathrooms, but not too near them. Also not too near the speaker tower - we were too close last year and goddamn it was loud. If nothing else, I'll take a picture of my view and post the link to it here, so you might be able to kind of tell where I am. The blanket will likely be a Giants blanket, so look for orange.
posted by rtha at 9:49 PM on June 23, 2011

There will be bacon jam.
posted by rtha at 8:15 AM on June 25, 2011

Bacon jam, eh? I was actually just gonna pop in and ask if we should bring nibbles, or if this was a thing where it would really be too crowded to enjoy al fresco snacking.
posted by mostlymartha at 10:22 AM on June 25, 2011

I threw a bottle of homemade milk chocolate liquor into my bag, and am off to hunt more edibles at the farmer's market.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:53 AM on June 25, 2011

Holy shit guys. I just bought way too much food at the farmers market. Y'all better show up and help me eat it.
posted by mollymayhem at 2:00 PM on June 25, 2011

Alas, it looks like the Boy and I won't be able to make it. What started as "do a little laundry" quickly devolved into a long overdue Domestic Thunderdome that's getting worse before it gets better. It's way (way way way) less fun than seeing y'all, but I do look forward to the eventual household chaos reduction.
posted by mostlymartha at 2:11 PM on June 25, 2011

Boo on thunderdome!

I'm on my way.
posted by rtha at 2:33 PM on June 25, 2011

At the park. It seems like more of a zoo than in past years. Will look for a good spot and report back.
posted by rtha at 3:01 PM on June 25, 2011

Holy crap they moved the stage. Oy. I've made an executive decision and have not waded through that crowd to find a spot.

Go up the center path of the park (from 19th st). When you get to the circle with the palm tree in the middle, look left (southwest-ish).
posted by rtha at 3:10 PM on June 25, 2011


This is what I see. Mollymayhem has arrived.
posted by rtha at 3:16 PM on June 25, 2011

I'm about to head out. If you guys need any food/drink/other stuff, post it up and I'll get it on my way!
posted by grapesaresour at 3:32 PM on June 25, 2011

Leaving shortly. God only knows how long it'll take me to get there, but I promise to help you eat any food that survives until I arrive.
posted by asterix at 4:27 PM on June 25, 2011

grapesaresour, where are you?
posted by rtha at 5:47 PM on June 25, 2011

I got diverted to an impromptu bbq. Sorry about that. Hope you all had fun in the park!
posted by grapesaresour at 5:57 PM on June 25, 2011

Still here! Glad you're not lost.
posted by rtha at 5:59 PM on June 25, 2011

Well if the park ended up anything like Civic Center I might not have found you guys! Things were full-on nuts down there.
posted by grapesaresour at 7:14 PM on June 25, 2011

Very lovely to see you all this afternoon.
posted by expialidocious at 8:26 PM on June 25, 2011

So, ask asterix about his time as a cornerworker...
posted by mollymayhem at 8:48 PM on June 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

That was wicked fun, y'all. Photos are up, and I will commence tagging shortly.
posted by rtha at 10:08 PM on June 25, 2011

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