Tuesday, August 30, 2011

'Way out' Christmas in July

Celebrating the 4th of July like it was Christmas

Christmas in July?

Where else but San Francisco.

Well, it really wasn't Christmas-style exactly, but while watching an entertainer at the Cannery on July 4 a few years ago, the area took on a different ambience.

I don't know exactly who they were, or where they got their holiday cheer outfits, but it was different and off the chart.

Being from Mississippi (and our conservative ways) , sometimes we may be shocked over what we see.

But I've got to admit, we have been to Fog City so many times and understand its ways that we can handle most everything, especially when it happens in the major tourist venues.

I don't go down to some sections of town, because it could really embarrass me.

But I digress.

I don't recall the entertainer's name, but he was putting on a good solo show singing and playing his guitar. He was knocking out hit after early baby boomer hit, and we were really enjoying it.

And then they made their grand entrance. 

It was a bunch of people dressed in sort of Santa outfits and dressed likewise and to the extreme.

They actually picked on me.

A moment of reverence

We were sitting about 50 feet or so from them, when one of them headed my way and shouted out "Here's Santa."

OK, I am as old as Santa, and I did have a beard that was tinged with white.

I didn't feel too embarrassed and for a moment I had my "15 seconds" of fame. (I know the saying is "15 minutes.") 

It was another memorable time in the City by the Bay.

Next post: Sept. 6, 2011

1 comment:

  1. Now that's a strange sight to see! Thanks for sharing :)