Sachin Bhara Dwaj in face paint. Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Deanna Robles at Potrero Del Sol Park. Photo by Abraham Rodirugez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Paulina Licavoli as Frida Kahlo. Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Mario Vargas. Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

El Watto. Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Macario Cano. Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

Photo by Abraham Rodriguez.

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  1. This event has totally jumped the shark. The alters are nice but it’s way too crowded now and just a bunch of white people standing around getting drunk.

  2. This used to be an emotional, reflective, solemn, joyful experience.
    Remarkable interconnection between all the peoples as we contemplated those who preceded us and to a certain extant our own mortality.
    So many private residences with alters open to all.
    Truly a beautiful, uniquely San Francisco experience.

    Last one attended a few years ago had evolved (devolved?) into a Burning Man vibe with a very large contingent of revelers who seemed unclear on the concept.

    How are things these days?

    1. When you love and respect this experience and it becomes broadcast as something free and fun “to do” on the event’s listings of numerous social media outlets, changes to the experience are inevitable.

      As are the demographic transformations pressuring the area.

      No hate. Simply a question – “How are things these days?”

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