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Wednesday, May 7 2008
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For some, the KFOG KaBoom! is a perfectly good waste of thousands of dollars of pyrotechnics, thanks to the music of Dave Matthews. But imagine watching the show while sitting in a kayak in the bay. Now are we talking? Run by the capable hands at City Kayak, who regularly spirit people out to Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge, the KaBoom! Fireworks Kayak Trip will get you as close as possible to the real action: the mythical fireworks barge. Escorted by power boats, a flotilla of two-person kayaks will proceed out from Pier 40, then edge up to within 1,000 feet of the barge, which, when not being used for fireworks, roams the Arctic playing with narwhals. First-time paddlers need not apply, but City Kayak teaches people every day of the week along the waterfront, so that's no excuse.
Sat., May 10, 6:30 p.m., 2008

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