The Bubble Music of Haight Street (Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected)


Good Evening:

You expect buskers on Haight Street, especially during Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday weekends. Superficially, these two gentlemen seem hardly surprising:


But this group was actually a trio performing at the intersection of Haight & Ashbury late last Saturday afternoon.  See the gentleman in back wearing an olive zipper-front hoodie and blue jeans? He constituted the third member of the band.

And you will never guess what instrument he played.

He played this:


While bubbles are a frequent San Francisco phenomenon, I had never seen such a contraption before. Now don’t get me wrong: the machine made no music at all. The only sounds it produced came from the motor and the popping bubbles. However! It did do to passersby what good music frequently does.


It made them dance.


And dance.


And dance some more.

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It’s official; San Francisco is magic.

Vonn Scott Bair


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