Monday, August 28, 2017

San Francisco Rise and Resist! Counter-Rally and LovedUp Mobile Dance Party - August 26, 2017

Rise and Resist! with MC Cleve Jones on bullhorn, ready to rally
After a white-supremacy rally at Crissy Field was called off for August 26th, San Francisco went ahead and held numerous counter-rallies as scheduled. This included the stylish Come Together rally of LGBTQ-rights activists in the Castro who were met up by a group of equally stylish dancing activists from the LovedUp Mobile Dance Party at Dolores Park. Together, we all electric-slid down Market Street to the Peace, Love and Understanding music party at Civic Center.

We danced and chanted and sang, thousands strong.

Here we go! Tunes provided by the LovedUp Mobile Dance Party bicycle-toting sound system,.

Plenty of signage, good vibes and big hearts.

I haven't seen an official count in the media since Saturday, but it was thousands. My guess would be at least twenty thousand, if not more. I parked myself on the side of the street a few times and people just kept coming, and coming, and coming.

This sign won cinematic signage reference of the day. This sign has been approved by The Craft fan-favorite Fairuza Balk. An excellent job in cult-film signage.

This is my kind of super-hero.

To the two ladies riding unicorns down the street while playing satirical ditties on ukuleles: I love you.

DANCE DANCE FACISTS (sic) FUCK OFF - sign o' the times

Activist Honey Mahogany commands attention with her regal radiance. I see she's co-starred in Peaches Christ's production of The Craft. This moment in photographs, brought to you by The Craft.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have been stepping up for human rights and helping me cope with my Catholic upbringing in a healthy manner since 1979. Hail to you, Sisters!

As the Sisters posed for this photo, I heard one of them say to the little girl, "I love your wig!"

Heather Heyer remembrance shirt. Heather's mom Susan Bro announced the formation of the Heather Heyer Scholarship Foundation this week. Rest in power, Heather. We will remember you.

Dancers from a Dance Planet - who are these wondrous dance pixies? If anyone knows, tell me because they deserve all the accolades.

Sending love around the world.

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