This last Sunday was one to remember. Between taking public transportation exclusively and 4 major events It was a perfect storm in the tourist sense.
The first weekend of October in the Bay area was (according to multiple news outlets) going to possibly break records when it came to visitors. They were estimating around 1 million visitors over the weekend. The reason? Fleet Week, 2 Giants playoff games, 49ers game, America’s Cup pre qualifying, and….The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Regardless of the hype and promise of double SF population. I decided to jump in and join the madness with the roommate (Steven Shearer). We took Amtrak from Sacramento down to Richmond, hopped over to BART and into the city. We were able to get to the top of a building after eating some food and marveled at the air show (thanks to Fleet Week) After that we decided to catch a bus and ride all the way to Golden Gate Park. We got off prematurely because we didnt’ know where we were. So after walking about 15 blocks we finally made it to the festival and joined the other 15,000 (estimated) festival goers. The main reason we were going was to see the Civil Wars. Our friends Jenna, Hannah, and Tim all joined us once we got ourselves situated at the Rooster Stage. Needless to say it was an awesome day in the city and not nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be.
All the photos you see below were taken will a Canon 60D (LOVE IT!)