First off - a moment of silence for the late-great Trevor Hailey. For years, she was the "voice" of the Castro": leading tourists and locals alike on an historic walking tour that made her -- and the neighborhood -- an icon. The huge Rainbow Flag (Gilbert Baker's gorgeous legacy of creativity) is at half-mast today. What better tribute to this unique and powerful individual. Trevor -- we miss and love you.
On the"Halloween" front: today, another Castro bar has agreed to close early on Halloween night: our thanks to Jeff and George of the "Twin Peaks" for supporting our efforts. On Halloween night, they'll be closing the bar at 8pm; no entries after 7pm. We'll be with them all night as their famous "arrow signs" pointing the way into the Castro are an internationally-recognized icon. At 6pm - the electronic arrows will go"dark" -- symbolizing the efforts to keep Castro safe and QUIET this Halloween, Wednesday, October 31. Cue for TV cameras! This is your "photo op!" :-)
Our thanks to Jeff, George, the Twin Peaks and EVERYONE working hard 24/7 to keep it "Home for Halloween" this year!