Saturday, November 17, 2012
Frank Chu and The Nudists at City Hall
After breakfast at Market and Eighth at Sam's, I ran into Frank Chu (above and below left). He was marching determinedly up Grove Street with his Galaxies/Laughing Squid sign, looking more than usually untucked.
"Where you going, Frank?" I asked him politely, and he just as politely pointed towards San Francisco City Hall and said, "Nudists at noon in front of City Hall. Should be in about five minutes." As Colleen O. writes in her five-star review of Frank Chu on Yelp (click here): "Any major outdoor event in San Francisco isn't *really* a major outdoor event in San Francisco until Frank Chu shows up. Once you see that sign bobbing over the crowd, you know the party is on."
The nudists who are being harassed in the Castro and Market parklet (click here) have decided to bring their message to Civic Center. Earlier in the week, they were seen marching up the sidewalk by a contingent of teenagers who had been bused in for an afternoon Tosca dress rehearsal at the Opera House. Reportedly the students laughed and applauded for the nudists. "Welcome to the neighborhood," I told them.