BB King, Steve Miller Band, Grateful Dead, Sh Na Na, Santana. I saw those bands their, sitting on the floor or standing up dancing, in a room full of smoke, with people passing you stuff, saying “take a hit and pass it on”. As you left the Fillmore after the show, the first thing you saw was the San Francisco Police. They watched everyone coming out. Maybe they got a contact high. The next thing you saw was someone handing you a Psychedelic handbill for the next show, shouting out, “ Have A Nice Day” “Have A Sunshiny Day” “Have A Wonderful Day” To think I missed Britney, the girl who David Crosby said was deep as a bird bath.
The motto on this planet, and especially in California is “The More The Merrier” The runner up is “Lets Put It Inside” Growing up here in the Bay Area, as a idealistic child I believed the goal was to put absolutely everything indoors, and I never could figure out why, destroying environment was more important than economy. Still do not have the answer to that question.
The old Art Deco Southern Pacific Palo Alto Train Station
I got to shoot all the light houses around the Bay this trip. I took a run up to the Marin Headlands, to get Point Bonita, the last one on my list.
This light along with the others was built around 1871 and sits on a big rock at the northern entrance to the Golden Gate. You can tour the grounds and walk to the light, but the bridge is condemned and the structure unstable so you cant actually go inside, but the views were worth the trip.
Point Bonita Light
Fortunately the funds have been made available to replace the bridge so there is hope for keeping these historic structures around for a while. Thank You National Park Service!