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35th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair

Haight Street Fair 2012

Ever feel like a sardine in a can? Well that’s what it felt like to be at the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair. The ever so popular HASF had so many people that you couldn’t help not bumping into someone. The 35th annual street fair ran for several blocks from Stanyan St. to Masonic Ave. The weather that day was just perfect. Just another beautiful sunny summer day in San Francisco.

Walking down Haight Street was like walking through a time warp. There were a lot of people out in bright and colorful clothing, some tie-dyed shirts, and a few smoking that herbal plant. HASF’s crowd for the day was a mix of hipsters, hippies, young adults, with only a few families with children. Lined to the sides of the street were food vendors, art & crafts booths, information booths, and a few side show acts.

Two main stages built on opposite ends of the fair, played music that fit the Haight psychedelic genre. At both stages crowds packed even more tightly towards the fronts of the stages with even crowds lined up on the sidewalk. In the Kids zone, a smaller stage was placed on a side street near the fair’s center that brought families together for entertainment surrounded by face painters, balloon artists, and many more.

Although this street fair was only for one day, it seems like everyone came to party. However, many fair-goers had to hide their booze in bags as this SF street fair was a “dry” event.

At the end of the day, the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair brought in people from all over to come check out where Peace, Love, and Happiness resides. Bringing together whoever and whomever, the HASF did a pretty good job of uniting people for this one day celebration.

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Two ladies sportin' the products from the Dirty Pigeon, SF Giants colors represent

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Woman carries a well made monkey balloon

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Monkeybutts drummer sets the tone for the kids

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Lady gets a henna tattoo of an owl

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Vendor reaches out to pet dog

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Lovely couple spends the afternoon together

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Friends enjoying a wonderful sunny afternoon

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Jam packed street fair

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Peace

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Singing to a lively crowd on Haight and Stanyan Sts.

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ChalkedTees owner with his artwork

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Hittin' those keys

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Jammin' on the electric guitar

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Rockin' the bass

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Kid runs toward the bubbles or MJPhotography, you should too

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Sidewalk string quartet violinist

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Double the Peace

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Now I understand why Cookie Monster ate the way he did

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"Oh Kermie"

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