Yesterday was the first ever “Haight Street Music & Merchants Festival” thrown by Black Scale, Pink Dolphin, Derby SF and Diamond. The block was filled with 3 stages, with DJ sets from Ruby Red I, Mind Motion, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, to name a few, people walking, dancing, smoking and drinking. All the shops were open, the bars were open where people were watching the Niners smack the Cowboys around, music was playing, the sun was out. Overall, it was a great day and great festival. With performances by Ya Boy, J Boog, Erykah Badu, IAMSU and the whole HBK gang, I’m sure this festival will be going strong for years to come. I tried taking good pics but I was too busy enjoying myself.