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Monday, April 27, 2015

Scenes from the How Weird Street Faire

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM

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  • Bryan "Stellar" Diaz dancing.

San Francisco's Coney Island of the Mind returned for its 16th year yesterday. The How Weird Street Faire, a sort of dry run for Burning Man with ten music stages, took over several blocks of Howard and Second Streets plus various alleys (with two entrances conveniently located in the Milky Way's "fashionable outer Orion Arm"). Hippie chicks, goths with whited-out contacts, clairvoyants with their third through fifth eyes painted on, and various other freaks and oddballs took over a section of Soma that's usually given over to straight-laced types.

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Bodhi Psycircle, in Hyrulian body paint, plays the Psy'd Stage

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Sadly, not everyone had a good time. Not even a cup of water can save you when you get too partied out sometimes.

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Jovis, at the Fractal Carnival Stage.

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Jovis again.

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Melissa Mawby dances with hula hoops.

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Lauren Brewer from Santa Rosa, Calif., hula hoops.

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Local muralist and painter Sasquatch paints live.

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Samantha "Spirit" Hernandez paint's Ben Murawski's face.
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Peter Lawrence Kane

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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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