Only in San Francisco
That’s the new slogan, according to this Chron article on the rise in tourism that has convention and visitor’s people breathing a sigh of relief:
“Until 2001, we were on golden pond. There was little we could do wrong,” Marks said. “Then the dot-com phenomenon became the dot-com bust, followed by the tragic events of Sept. 11, followed by war, followed by anthrax, followed by SARS. It was a perfect storm.
Yikes – with that list of what’s gone wrong, why did I ever move here? Oh right – had to. At any rate – things are looking up, so the city can look forward to relaxing on a fluffier tax base than in the past few years.
The old slogan, by the way, was “Everybody’s Favorite City,” which, frankly, is a bit pompous. I mean, really, everybody’s? The new slogan sounds a little cribbed from Vegas if you ask me. It’s a bit of a slant of what-happens-in-vegas-stays-in-vegas. (and yes, the article references the vegas slogan too, but i hadn’t read that far yet – i’m soooo smart) But lord knows I utter those words close to everyday.
My neighbors leave an old chair outside and by the morning someone has moved in? Only in San Francisco. The guy painting on 19th Ave? Only in San Francisco. A GAP at the corner of Haight and Ashbury? Only in San Francisco.