Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dreamforce Tent City in Civic Center

On Sunday morning, tents and stages were being erected throughout the Civic Center neighborhood, for what purpose nobody seemed to know.

A small army of roadies were assembling massive structures, and though the security guards thought it was for an event on Wednesday evening, they weren't sure.

The Opening Gala for the San Francisco Symphony is scheduled for Wednesday evening, but their much smaller tent was already up and waiting for festivities next door to Davies Hall.

I finally cornered one of the organizers who said it was for something called Dreamforce, and a quick online search led to the discovery that this was going to be the Big Party setting for the Salesforce convention that has taken over Moscone Center downtown this week, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing for the multitudes. Across the street Joshua Bell, the San Francisco Symphony, and the city's socialites will be celebrating in their own way. It should be a wildly busy weekday night in the neighborhood.

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