Bay to Breakers this year was every bit the massive shit show I expected and wanted. I woke up at 7:30am, got into my grape costume, and met up with my friend DL and some of his friends near the starting area, where I began drinking copiously. We walked through SOMA and Hayes Valley, peed in Alamo Square (where I met up with my friend D, who dressed up as a priest), and gorged on fries and chicken nuggets at Popeyes like the drunks that we were. I got tired when we reached the Panhandle, so D and I walked all the way back to Civic Center, stopping at Fly Bar for wine on the way. It took me about six hours to sleep off the booze when I got home.
Anyway, that’s all irrelevant. What is relevant is my awesome grape costume that the Boyfriend helped me make. We blew up about 40 balloons and attached them to a shirt via safety pins. To simulate grape leaves, I pinned pieces of a green feather boa to my hair. I planned on painting my face purple but was afraid that the rain would wash it off. Here’s what it all looked like: