John Waters Does San Francisco

My roommate Rachel is an amazingly stealth iPhone photo-taker.

Here, for example, is an expert shot she snapped of  filmmaker John Waters at a random party on 25th and Fair Oaks Saturday night:

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Anyone else spot him?  Please leave your best John Waters run-in stories in the comments section, especially if you think they’ll weird me out.  Ooh!

16 Responses to “John Waters Does San Francisco”

  1. Katy says:

    I saw John Waters at Folsom at around 3 or so on Sunday. He was just walking though the crowd, and someone spotted him next to me and asked to take a picture. He told to fan to make it quick, before it caused a scene, and posed for the pic. Best thing I saw at Folsom this year!

  2. was there says:

    it wasn’t a “random party” but an art show opening with some pretty nice work. JW was there because he is friends with De Fazio. Everything there was pretty sweet tho.

    If you feel the need to shit in your undies while standing on the same floorboards as he, visit…



  3. OrangePlus says:

    I met him about 15 years ago in New Orleans when I was a cachier at a used bookstore that also sold old postcards. He came in with what looked to me like a nearly underage hustler and browsed our postcards for Baltimore stuff. He was a complete asshole to everyone in the store.

  4. Dolores says:

    He was at TRUCK on 15th and Folsom on Saturday night till about 1am.

  5. Kristin says:

    My housemate saw him this past Saturday on the outbound 27 bus. Just chillin.

  6. Anon says:

    Saw him waiting for the cable car on California around 2:45 Saturday afternoon.

  7. henry says:

    I see him grocery shopping fairy often, seems to like to keep it very low key.

  8. Tina says:

    I was waiting for the 19 on Polk between Washington and Jackson when I heard someone asking a man if a shoe repair shop was just down the street. I turned to look and saw that pencil-thin mustache, did a double take, and stared for a second longer than I should have. Dude was just running some errands.

  9. Anon says:

    He was at the Berkeley Rep last night watching American Idiot!

  10. one says:

    we shared a scone at mission pie.

  11. Fluffy says:

    We saw him tonight at Borderlands bookstore on Valencia Street! So exciting!

  12. yodamahoda says:

    i met him a few years ago after he did his John Waters XXXmas show at the Fillmore. my friend’s husband is friends with him, so we got to sit in the special kinda backstage area. after the show, he came and talked to us for a while i SMOKED with john waters!

  13. Amy Sherman says:

    I saw him at the Polk St post office this afternoon. He was accosted by a boozy queen who made a big scene calling him the best director of our time, blah blah blah. Then the post office sales person asked him if he really was the director John Waters. Uh, yes. He was mailing postcards and buying rolls and rolls of stamps. Seems very much like the kind of thing you do when you live in town.

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  15. Richard says:

    I saw John Waters when I boarded the Ca St Cable mid morning today at Ca at Polk to reverse my direction home. I sat one foot away from him as was standing and leaning against the railing on the outside of the car. I stared and wanted to tell him I attended the same art school he did in Boston and perhaps at,the same time he did. However I just froze and watched him cross,Vanness and walk into Whole Foods, nice to have a totally unexpected surprise today.

  16. Stephanie says:

    I saw him on the 33 inbound – getting on at Arguello & California. He got off at Haight and Cole — then walked up to the ticket booth at the red vic to buy a matinee ticket. CLASSIC.

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