Saturday, August 09, 2014
Saturday in the Hood 3: Pistahan Parade
Across the street from the Falun Gong, in the parking area between the Asian Art Museum and the Main Library, the Pistahan Parade was assembling.
The small Filipino cultural pride parade makes its way from the Civic Center down Market Street to Yerba Buena Gardens where a two-day festival takes place. If you're in the mood, you can check it out on Sunday.
Musicians were dancing and drumming in flatbed trucks...
...old friends were gossipping...
...and an official beauty queen towered above it all.
The only politician to show up that I saw was Ross Mirkarimi with his son Theo in tow, posing with his San Francisco Sheriffs.