Fire Truck Dance Party
“Hark, how shall we celebrate the Giants winning the World Series for the first time in 56 years, and the first time ever since they moved to SF 54 years ago?”
“Why, let us light a mattress on fire in the middle of the intersection and dance upon the firetruck that comes to put it out!”
Behold the 270 panorama of idiocy on Mission & 22nd — click here for the 10,000 pixel wide version.
Shots walking north on Mission from Cesar Chavez to 22nd, with the SFFD responding to the mattress blaze, increasingly crowded roof dance party, and the SFPD response.
Oh, Mission, I do love you, but you show some seriously poor judgement at times. Seriously, fucking with firefighters like that? What’s wrong with you? </grumpyoldmanrant>
As Brock noted, this was not a riot. (After all, a marching band did spontaneously appear after things cleared.) But we are lucky to have the most patient cops in the entire world.
More at Mission Mission, Beer & Nosh, Troy Holden, Uptown Almanac, The Tens, Holy Mountain and Telstar Logistics (including shots looking down from the Bay View / US Bank Building), and a summary by the SF Appeal — according to the SFPD, “Everyone was very happy last night, and even happy people sometimes need a police presence.”
“Strolled down to 22nd and Mission for the Ritual Burning of the Mattresses. I was thinking, where do these mattresses come from? Is there a Mattress Guy who keeps them on hand for easy distribution any time a sports team wins a title or a white cop is acquitted of something? Where do the mattresses come from? Some people were calling it a “riot,” but Detroit is all BITCH PLEASE. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A RIOT IS.”