This weekend will be Santa Con in San Francisco. Thousands of folks dressed up in holiday attire will descend upon downtown and join in a bit of festive merry making. Men will be dressed as Santas, and ladies will be dressed as sexy Santas, and probably some guy will be naked Santa, and also there will probably be a racist Santa, and I'm sure some lady will be a sexy elf, and a sexy reindeer, and a sexy present, and a sexy christmas tree. It's basically just like Halloween, except christmas themed and aimed at adults. The point is, there will be an equal opportunity for all kinds of Santas to show up and have fun.
And then they will disperse. They will head north like a flock of birds, but instead of searching out warmer climates, they will seek drunker locales. For many the drinking never stopped.
I have participated in three Santa Cons now, and it is a blast every time. But I don't think I've ever made it past the Condor. Apparently there are rousing good parties all up and down North Beach, but I've never seen them. Maybe this time, I will finally see what lies beyond the open windows of the little bar by day, strip club by night, but for me, it's the place in the middle to hole up and have fun.