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Old 10-15-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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SAN FRANMOFO'S ZOO STATION goes POPMART for HALLOWEEN

Saturday, Poptober 27th
The Rockit Room
406 Clement, San Francisco
Tickets at www.rock-it-room.com

Wake up dead men and women! It's U2 at its scariest!

What better way to celebrate Halloween in SF than to hit the Rock-It Room and recreate the Mexico City POPMART show? Lemons, Fu Manchu mustaches, muscleman shirts and other questionable fashion choices, video backdrop... it'll all be there! And we won't be the only ones wearing silly clothing because there's a costume contest too.

Get there by car, muni, or lemon spaceship... JUST GET THERE. Rock Steady - A Tribute to No Doubt are supporting and SPINOUT are opening the show with the music of Elvis.

More info at zoostation-online.com
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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Woohoo!!!

Nice flyer.

I'm looking forward to it.



Now, what to wear though?

And who else is going to PARTY, No.Cali?
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Ah, I miss SF. Wish I could be there. I will be in spirit. But to tell the truth, if I was in the city, I'd probably go to Castro.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:50 PM   #4
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The show is on Saturday, October 27th.
Not Halloween night.

Besides, there isn't going to be a Halloween Party in the Castro this year. At least that's what city authority hopes to get across to everyone. (although most think people will show up regardless). Last year's party had to be closed down really early, because 9 people got shot. If you know how many people are on the street that night, you can imagine what happened as soon as they heard gunfire! Last time I went (a couple years ago), a few people got stabbed. I like to people watch and all, but when it gets so crowded you can't move an inch, then I'd rather spend my time elsewhere.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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Yeah I sadly stopped going years ago when the ratio of people dressing up to gawkers in street clothes flipped. I guess a few years later the violent thugs came into the mix for the annual shootings and stabbings. It's a shame that things got so out of control and awful.

One year I went dressed as The Terminator (no... I don't know what I was thinking either maybe I just wanted a plastic machine gun or something) which was all well and good but it slowly dawned on me that walking around the Castro wearing leather was perhaps sending mixed messages. File under "live and learn" I suppose. But I didn't have to pay for a drink the whole night so who's laughing now?
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Sad how times change. Oh well, I still have the bizarre photos, and the memories of almost peeing my pants waiting in line for a porta-pottie! Good Times...
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Dammit, I wanna go.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:01 AM   #8
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Dammit, I wanna go.


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gawkers in street clothes
Guilty of that as well.



I made up for it the next year though, when I tried to re-create this look :



You know what I'm talking about, Carlos!

I didn't want to stuff my hair in a wig and ended up spraying 2 of these cans in my hair :



And colored my bathroom in the process.
Which took me longer to clean than to wash the blue out of my hair.

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It's a shame that things got so out of control and awful.
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Sad how times change.
Yeah, it sure is.
And yet I wonder whether "it"getting out of control was inevitable (over time) or preventable (with action taken earlier on or organizing things differently)?

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Oh well, I still have the bizarre photos
Yep, got a couple of those as well.

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it slowly dawned on me that walking around the Castro wearing leather was .... But I didn't have to pay for a drink the whole night so who's laughing now?
I'm sorry, but I am still !
Are you sure it were all guys buying you the drinks though?
Cause I'm pretty certain there are enough woman who think men in leather are .
(One look in PLEBA)

Any way, to get back on topic, at least now you already know what to wear.

No-one else lurking out there planning to come?
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You know what I'm talking about, Carlos!
Absolutely.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:47 AM   #10
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So there

yes! I am so there...the reason I registered here was to locate local gatherings. The show sounds awesome!
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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Hello!

I see you're new to the forum.
Welcome!

Are you new to the area?
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:50 PM   #12
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Thanks!
I am new to the forum, sorta new to the Bay. Been here for a couple years. Looking forward to the show!
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I moved here a couple of years ago myself.
From the Netherlands.

Perhaps I should dress up as a Dutchie
At least, what we wear when we support the national soccer team.
Lots of orange.
Which fits nicely with Halloween.
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Nice to meet you!

Orange would fit the PopMart theme as well.

I am trying to come up with a mirror ball outfit: so far I've got a sparkly dress and sparkly shoes. Hoping to make my hair rather round and sparkly as well
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I am trying to come up with a mirror ball outfit: so far I've got a sparkly dress and sparkly shoes. Hoping to make my hair rather round and sparkly as well
That's great!


As for your hair, you could buy one (or two) of those cheap glittery hair wig thingies (at a party store or sometimes dollar stores have them) and you can cut it into shape, if necesarry.
It'll look something like this :



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ooooooo...... sparkly...
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:30 AM   #17
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Just got home from the show.
Sure was fun.
But I think I drank too much soda.
And now I can't sleep.
Either that or I'm a big
That's pretty bad.
O well, at least I'm not the only one who was at the show who's online right now : giggle : : wink : Sorry : hug :
Better head to bed.
More later.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:25 PM   #18
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Let's go!
Discotheque!
Boomcha! Boomcha!

The show was awesome!
and to all the effort that was put into it.
Everything looked (band costumes, yellow arch, lemon, olive?, video show) and sounded great.

For those of you, who are expecting to see some pics.
Sorry, I don't have any.
But there were camera's around.
So who knows, what'll show up online somewhere.

With the help from the setlists from the Mexico City Pop Mart tour, I'd say this is what was played:

Mofo, I Will Follow, Gone, Even Better Than The Real Thing, Last Night On Earth, Until The End Of The World, New Year's Day, Pride, I Still Haven't Found, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet the Blue Sky, Please, Where the Streets Have No Name, Discotheque, If You Wear That Velvet Dress, Mysterious Ways

A few Popmart DVD's were also thrown into the crowd by the band.
Really

I always love to dance along to the music.
Yesterday, apparently much to the annoyance of a male-female couple that were standing behind me.
As I was told to "watch my arms" by the guy.

Yeah, I tend to fling them around a lot, while I'm dancing.
God only knows, how many others out there think I'm a dancing lunatic.
LOL
Perhaps it might be wise to tone it down a bit next time.
Not that it would have mattered if I had danced any differently I think, because whatever I would have done, would probably have pissed them off.
Well, the woman ended up emptying her beer bottle over me.
What a waste! She'd have been better off drinking it. Perhaps she would have had more fun then. Or maybe she already had too much to drink.
I'm like :WTF!
"Oops, sorry! That's what you get for bumping into me."
Ooooh please :roll of the eyes:, what a bunch of CRAP!
It was plain obvious she did it on purpose.
I didn't even touch her.
But like I'm stupid alright.
Of course her intention was to get me to move somewhere else.
Which I guess was just too hard to asked in a normal manner.
Not like doing that, got it accomplished.
Oh boy, what's not to love about the childish behaviour of adults on a night out.

Although after a while, my friend and I moved to the bar for drinks and sat down for a bit.
I sure didn't mind having more room around me.
Well, low and behold, another girl shows up at the bar, who got drinks poored over her as well.
I bet you anything : it was the same person.

On a totally other note, the evening was also kinda bittersweet.
I always go to the Zoo-shows with one of my best friends here.
And this might very well have been her last.
Because she's moving back home some time in the next couple of months.
Not entirely clear when.
But it just won't be the same without her.

On our drive home, we were talking about the show and the songs that were played for a bit and we both concluded that the highlight was one of the quieter moments of the night : Sunday, Bloody Sunday, which was beautifully played and sung.
It almost had her in tears.

Anyway, I was thinking of perhaps buying her one of the Zoo-shirts as a going away present and a reminder of the fun times we've had together, while she was here in Cali.

It was good to see you, Lori!
And I liked your shirt.
What was the site to buy them from again?

Did you make it out to the show, mirrorballin?
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:27 PM   #19
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Hey Miri - As always it was good seeing you. I had no idea some idiot spilled their beverage on you! Some people . . . I didn't know that Wendy was moving away. You can always go to a show with me!

I swear that I checked this forum sometime in the past week - how could I have missed chatting with all of you? I think I must have been too crazy busy. Things have slowed down to a more manageable pace.

I like my new shirt too It was fun being a shirt model!

I got it from:

http://www.cafepress.com/zoostation/

Yes, the show was awesome! Nice job on the drumming Skott!!!
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On our drive home, we were talking about the show and the songs that were played for a bit and we both concluded that the highlight was one of the quieter moments of the night : Sunday, Bloody Sunday, which was beautifully played and sung.
It almost had her in tears.
i was worried my singing would make someone cry

seriously, thanks for coming out...we had a fun time, and it was a good crowd.
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