Monday, May 28, 2007

Another Free Public Event Goes KaBoom!

According to SF Party Party, the annual firework display, KaBoom! won’t be free to spectators any longer. After 14 years as a free public event, you will need to pay 10 bucks to get on the grounds this year. Why? You guessed it. The Newsom administration has increased fees 100%.

Even with a major corporate sponsor, KFOG, this free public event couldn’t survive the Newsom administration. Added to the endangered species list is Dolores Park Movie Night which will likely go the way of the How Weird Street Fair, Haight Street Fair, the North Beach Jazz Fest, and KaBoom!.

However forces of fun seekers are now organizing as you read. Check out: NIMBY assault! Crackdown on nightlife and outdoor events continues, even as the backlash gains strength by SFBG Steven T. Jones and Amanda Witherell for more details.

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