SO! Judy Chicago performed an ATMOSPHERE here in San Francisco, and I was lucky enough to be in the crowd.
IT WAS SO GREAT!
The de Young put out a great video, which is a documentary of her past Atmospheres work AND the livestream of Chicago's local Forever de Young performance here. I recommend this video in its entirety. If you want to start with the local event, it begins just before the 54 minute mark.
It was a fantastic experience, and I feel so lucky to have been there!
I'm tempted to claim that the next photo is of the kite lifting up the man in the foreground, who looks like he is ready to dodge, but I don't want to imply that the octopus kite is anything but polite.
While I went out to see the Boat Tram (yes, I am that kind of person), which was running between the Ferry Building and the tourist piers, I was also able to see parts of the airshow, since they were not contained to the north side of town. It felt like anywhere along the Embarcadero was a viewing area, whether you planned for that or not!
I left out Brooklyn and other streetcars that had tall vehicles in front of them, but you get the idea. The streetcars were packed today, so I had no chance to ride on the boat tram, which was my entire plan. It was just a silly plan to have on a day during Fleet Week (11 - 4ish) and with a baseball game (in the evening)!
It boggles me that the first time I had these was in SWEDEN, even though they are grown in and are native to the Americas.
Somehow, they were available in my grocery subscription! So I said hell yes.
They look like tomatillos, but taste like... naranjilla (lulos)? Okay, maybe those are just as rare locally as these. Let's say... very sweet tomatoes. If a tomato and a peach got together to invent a new fruit, maybe. But a sticky one.