Festival organizers did their homework and added a number of authentic San Francisco-friendly touches to keep the good natured, eco-sensitive and dietary restricted citizens here feeling right at home…and us New Yorkers just terribly bewildered:
To get started, San Francisco’s ever-present pro-pedal group the SF Bike Collation is on-site providing free valet bike parking. (By the way, doesn’t “valet bike parking” feel a wee bit oxymoronic? Like “Pabst Blue Ribbon bottle service”. Or “professional hacky sack”. Or “clean hippie”?)
Of course there’s a human-powered-puppet-show-wagony-thingy:
And certainly all sorts of recycling:
I’m fine with all that (except maybe the Human-powered-puppet-show-wagony-thing), but I just couldn’t get over the healthy food-only options!* There are farmer’s market-esque stalls next to fruit smoothies and gluten-free, organic-vegan-mash and even Whole Foods has a booth!
Oh, and there’s a wine shed – a wine shed??? Come on, Pearl Jam and Tenacious D are headlining!!! Oh wait, the Dave Mathews Band is playing too? OK, I guess a wine shed make sense, but still…
*Note to my fantastically literal San Francisco fact-checking fans…yes, there are also some other normalish festival foods. But there sure are a lot of healthy options, and that’s just weird.