After the game

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By Steven T. Jones
I just wanted to throw in an "amen brother" to Tim's post below about the great coming-together of community at Dolores Park yesterday for the World Cup finals. It was a glorious day and half the staff here have sunburns and hangovers from attending. It was the ideal antidote to the city's recent crackdowns on public fun. But in addition to our German hosts and the hordes of happy fans, one other group deserves a shout-out: the Space Cowboys. They kept a party of thousands rocking for hours after the game ended, turning the park into a fun outdoor dance party and serving up a subtle reminder that it's Burning Man season in San Francisco. Theme camp applications were due July 1, so much of the city's counterculture has officially divided up into tribes working on building Black Rock City on the event's 20th birthday in late August.
I'll have more to come on Burning Man throughout the summer, so check back.