Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday Streets 2: David Miles, the Sk8GodFather
After watching the motorcade action, we boarded one of the F-Line historic streetcars, this one from Milano, Italia...
...and exited at Justin Herman Plaza where skates were being rented to those wanting to cruise the plaza, make their way down Sunday morning's carless Embarcadero...
...or take roller disco lessons from David Miles Jr., also known as the Sk8GodFather (click here for his webpage).
A small group was happily engaged in a complex dance routine to Kool & The Gang's "Celebration" and if I had a better sense of balance, I would have joined them. They seemed to be having a blast.
David G. Miles, Jr. (pictured above) is one of San Francisco's unsung treasures, hosting Friday night skate parties on city streets, and Sunday afternoon roller disco parties in Golden Gate Park for decades. He has provided an amazing number of people with hours of pleasure, and if we lived in a sane world, he'd be in charge of San Francisco's Rec and Park Department, making life beautiful for all.