Posted by Fonda on September 27, 2005 at 10:50:36:
In Reply to: Folsom Street Fair Report posted by Fingers on September 26, 2005 at 02:51:41:
: As usual it got pretty difficult to move around between 2 and 4 o'clock, but ouside of those hours it's pretty easy to people watch. I get a good number of shots in the very first and last hour, and that was the case today.
I wish I had read this before I went to the event. It was my first time. I'm usually up in Idaho this time of year. But this year I had other committments which kept me in the Bay Area. On Sunday, I only had a couple of spare hours and decided to check out the Folsom Street Fair. I arrived right at 2PM. It was so crowded that it was difficult to move. Trying to go up some of the side streets was very difficult and not very rewarding for someone looking for women. The whole place resembled a giant sea lion colony where all the displaced males are putting on a show. However, here they were not trying to attract members of the opposite sex.
I entered at 12th Street and did not find very much to photograph until I got down to 8th Street a half hour later. It seemed that the female exhibitionists confined most of their movements to the lower few blocks of the Fair. Generally, the girls parading up the street had no problem with folks taking their pictures except when they were tired of posing and wanted to move on. It was the women working the exhibits and booths who seemed to have the biggest problems with being photographed. I was turned down several times and would often see them wave off other guys attempting to take their picture.
Overall, the event had great vibes. I just wish I had arrived a little earlier. There were many interesting costumes and there was quite a bit of public R and even some X rated sex on display. However, this is primarily an event for the gay community. For every pussy on view there were a thousand exposed cocks. It is definitely not a place for homophobes.
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