Farley’s, Potrero Hill
I’m at Farley’s coffee in the midst of a jazz Thang with the twangy bassline & saxophone – a lot of toddlers – Scrabble players – two people playing cards with a Republican Chickenhawks of America deck – more gay families that I usually see in one cafe at the same time. How to tell the gay couples from “friends with a baby”? Besides invoking my basic gaydar, I figure if Daddy and other Daddy and baby Hannah are wearing matching Merrills, it’s a good bet. Conversation is impossible at this volume – it’s too loud inside…. Their jamming is good… particularly the spastically hyper bass player’s connection with the drummer. Out on the street it sounds great, saxophone drifting over the hills gracefully along with the swooshing of cars and distant highway.
The band is called Darktet. I’m won over despite my skepticism of live music in cafes.
Outside, I met a super nice smiley woman & her daughter putting up flyers for the Potrero Hill Festival, which happens in a couple of weeks:
Potrero Hill Festival
Saturday, October 14
10am – 5pm
Pancake breakfast 9-11am, $7.00
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
953 De Haro Street
(On Southern Heights between Carolina & Rhode Island)
More info: 415-826-8080, potrerohillsf.com
dance – jewelry – art – ethnic food – music – kids’ activities – craft