Monday, July 19, 2010

Langton Street Party a Success

Our little alleyway held its first block party on Sunday (we even got permission to close off the street).

We were celebrating the restoration of the "Frisco's Wild Side" mural, which extends most of the block. If you've never seen it, here's a slightly jerky video I shot.

Elliot was confused and exhilarated by being able to run around in the street without having to hold a trusted adult's hand. In fact, he went so berserk, he ran directly into a wall. (Fortunately, he recovered pretty quickly.)

Someone brought this tricked-out Barbie-themed Big Wheel, which Elliot wasn't above riding around. Not that his feet could reach the pedals.

It was a pretty low-key affair, and yet, two different candidates for District 6 Supervisor showed up. Best of all was when celebrated San Francisco eccentric Frank Chu made an appearance. You know your event is something big when he drops by.

This photo is from the SoMa Photowalk, a group of shutterbugs that came through and shot pictures of the event. (I hope they don't mind me co-opting this photo.) Chu is pictured in front of Langton's other famous mural, the Mac Dre tribute.