Before the rioting there was simply a joyous street party

I watched the game at Pop’s, and as soon as it was over there was a drum corps in the middle of the intersection of 24th and York. The crowd poured out of the bar and gathered around and screamed and danced and it was beautiful.

Some cops came through, but they didn’t bother us.

Not sure if the difference was 24th Street vs. Mission Street or what, but this was a peaceful, happy celebration. Giants!

9 Responses to “Before the rioting there was simply a joyous street party”

  1. Tom_in_SFCA says:

    Right after the game it was people who lived here or watched the game here celebrating in the streets. As time passed more people streamed in from elsewhere just to be part of the mob.

  2. Anne Marie says:

    Folks I talked with from out around Clement said there was a 15 minute street celebration & then everyone returned to their respective bars & funning around. Maybe it was just the attraction of getting away with it on Mission.

    • troll says:

      There’s that, plus when you combine proximity to 101/BART and flatter areas you get quite the convergence.

  3. JJ says:

    Fuckin’ jocks.

  4. Oyster Boy says:

    There was a celebration when Obama won first election , but clearly not as monumental as baseball (3rd time).

  5. James3 says:

    Funny, folks get shot and stabbed on a daily basis in the Mission, and for the most part it goes unreported in most media outlets (although Mission Local does a pretty good job). It’s amazing that it was a tame as it was, given the thousands of extra drunk people out there – I was at several hotspots til the police and street sweepers came through. People need to relax and realize this is a city.

    • LW says:

      Well actually shooting and stabbings are not an every day occurrence in the Mission. And I really don’t understand why living in a city means that riots are acceptable. That seems just like a lame way of excusing dangerous and unnecessary behavior.