Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Saturday: (10/02) We walked off from home eating apples planning on having breakfast in San Francisco but we missed the train by a couple of minutes so, plan changed, we had breakfast on California Avenue near the train station. Dawn got a bagel at Izzy's Bageal shop and i got a BLT sandwich at Subway which Lou and I shared. On the weekend, the trains only run every hour so we were back at the station in plenty of time catching the 1130 train, or what shout have been. It arrived at the station 15 minutes late. It was really crowded too. We feared that they were all going where we were going but they were actually all just a bunch of drunks headed to the Giants base ball game. It was standing room only most of the way until Lou snagged a few seats for us. We then caught the Muni train out to the park but there were problems with their trains and then it was crowded as well with standing room only.

Crowd At The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Joan Baez Singing At The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
We made it to the park about 2:30 and attended the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival just in time to see the end of Joan Baez singing. There wer six stages with all types of music. There were a lot of people there but it was a nice place to listen to the music all the same. We rarely go out with the masses. Fortunately it is a big park. We sustained ourselves with some kettle corn for lunch. The weather in  San Francisco was not a all like my last visit a few days ago. It was more like the San Francisco we all know and love, foggy. So it was kind of cool. We stopped at the Crepevine restaurant on Irving Street for dinner. After dinner we walked over to Haight Street to Amoeba Music. Dawn made a thorough search then we caught a trolley back to the train station with a stop on the way at a Border's book store that is closing. Dawn examined that thoroughly as well. We caught what was intended to be the 10:15 pm train but due to equipment problems was the 10:30 train. Courtney came and picked us up at the station. Long day but a nice day.

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