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Monday, December 14, 2009

SantaCon Revelers Drenched, Pointless, Ignored -- Yet Festive

Posted By on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 12:01 AM

View more photos in Gretchen Robinette's "Santacon SF" slideshow.
What could possibly threaten the humor of Dadaist Santas? Try torrential rain. Saturday was SantaCon, an international festival of irrational exuberance where people dress in Santa Claus costumes and converge by agreement at various bars around the globe. The event is said to have begun in San Francisco. But the weather here was more ho-rrible than ho, ho, ho.

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Still, revelers seemed keen to make the best of things, a quest

enhanced by bar-hopping. Here's a terrorist Santa and his friend on

Market Street.

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     Women in Saint MILFolas attire were out in force.
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The

event was all about being seen. This camera-wielding Santa was glad to

help, adding post-modern meta to the event's absurdist Dada.

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     Despite Saturday's torrential downpour, SantaCon artists struggled to keep the joke of randomly-assembled Santas funny.
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