Halloween Parking

Went to a Halloween party last night on Belvedere St, Upper Haight, and drove because I wanted to hit another party earlier that night in another neighborhood, and when you added it all up, it would have been over $50 in cab fares. That was my excuse, I explained to my passengers, despite the hostess saying “Don’t drive. There is no parking. Really” on her invitation.

After ten minutes looking, I revealed to my guests that I had just won a raffle. The Caveman next to me almost gave up looking for free spots. “Oh yeah, that depletes the karma,” the French Maid said. We’re kind of quiet, head higher in the Haight hills to find parking, and see other cars double-parked- the sure sign of no spots. Circle back to the party street, and pull up to one, on the same block. Now I’m in total dread: what’s going to give now? I’m going to lock myself out? An IRS audit? Apartment flooding?

I’m wondering if other people experienced good parking last night- three other people at the party parked on the block. I had thought I’d end up in the Park for parking because it as the Halloween party night. I remember one Halloween coming into town, and I lived in the Castro/Castraight at that time, and ended up parking in Western Addition- it was so bad.

3 Comments so far

  1. chris (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 10:40 am

    High turnover rate due to the number of parties going on. I think your karma balance is safe. This only emphasizes my hypothesis that one must make several passes around the front (business, party, etc) before giving up and parking miles (blocks) away.

  2. kc (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 12:55 am

    Hmm… I think that Halloween itself (31st) will prove to increase the traffic into the city. But, yeah, saturday the entire town seemed empty. I parked within a block of my locations all night.

  3. Christopher Trottier (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 10:18 am

    By any chance were you in this neighbourhood?

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