Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 Bay to Breakers: Royal Wedding Hats and Tutus



Besides Lt. Dangle, this year featured a slew of wonderful parodies of the recent Royal Wedding...



...with women running in some fabulously nutty dresses...



...and men in semi-formal wear...



...while being waved at by Queen Elizabeth from a new condo at the corner of Hayes and Franklin...



...and being accompanied by Tom Sweeney, the doorman from the Sir Francis Drake hotel, who is a species of local royalty.



Another favorite theme was the Black Swan...



...who arrived in all genders.



Indeed, tutus seemed to be the preferred fallback costumes for male-female couples...



...in all their variations...



...making one think that just about every girl wants to see her boyfriend in a tutu for some reason.

4 comments:

janinsanfran said...

I thought about trotting over to photograph the circus, but decided I wasn't conversant enough with my culture to appreciate most of it.

You've convinced me I was right. :-)

sfmike said...

Dear Jan: It was a two block plop over to Hayes Street from my bedroom, so I figured I should check it out, though I wished I'd worn some wool instead of cotton layers because I literally froze my ass off. Kudos to all the scantily clad characters who ignored the temperature, but then again, they were running and I was not.

I love the phrase "wasn't conversant enough with my culture," but you strike me as a very quick study, you would have figured it out immediately.

Axel Feldheim said...

The royal wedding parodies are a great idea. & where did that Queen Elizabeth impersonator come from?

sfmike said...

Dear Axel: I think she lives in the new condo and just happened to have a Queen Elizabeth mask around the house.