MISSION PUNK WALKING TOUR FRIDAY 9/25 2:00 PM MEET @ 16th and Mission Bart( Walgreens side)

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Friday September 25 2:00 PM Meet at 16and Mission Bart  on the Walgreen’s side

Remember the Mission the way it once was,  back in the day?  Come along if you do and if you don’t. All are welcome in this narrated tour through legendary and infamous punk sites. Come share your stories, tales lurid and comical, and hear other tales from the days when if you were punk; you didn’t stroll through the Mission. You ran for your life from the the local residents who didn’t fancy the spiky haired denizens who were encroaching on their hood. When shopping at the Compound, the first punk mall, was akin to  traversing a war zone before you finally arrived… Join in the tour, its about all of us who were there and those who want to share!

Wander past the sites of punk shopping mall the Compound, venues like the legendary Deaf Club and the Tool & Die, theaters, record companies, community centers and crash pads, galleries and after hours party spots, and everyone’s favorite, the 22 Fillmore bus. Hear about how popular our brightly colored hair made us with both cops and vatos, and hear the stories hundred-year-old buildings have to tell, even if the structures themselves have been erased by “progress”.

Check out some of the main sites on the walking tour… many more surprises await!

The Mission Tour:

1. Victoria Theater

Victoria theater

2. The Compound

3. Deaf Club

4. Subterranean Records

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5. Target Video

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Target Bust: Photo by Vincent Anton

6. Mission-A

7. Graffiti/Chatterbox

8. Tool & Die… and still more…

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Come out into the Light: Join Us on the Punk Walking Tours- Share Your Tales and be Regaled with Punk Sights and Sounds of the Early Years

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The Mab Photo by Bobby Castro

Join Eric Bradner  and Raymond Ernest Andre III on a series of  narrated walking tours filled with historic tales of punk’s underground revolution. Wander past punk landmarks -the  clubs, rehearsal spaces, houses, and after hours party venues where punk history erupted. From South of Market, to the Tenderloin, the Mission, and North Beach these are the streets that fostered the revolution. From the population eruption during the gold rush of 1849  to the present, the city has been infamous for bordellos, gambling, opium dens, men getting “shanghaied, ” culture, counter culture, and color. Take this rare opportunity to share the tales of rare punk history; gasp in horror at what has taken their place and close off the tour by sharing a snack and beverage… and rest your feet.  Eric Bradner, famous for his captivating historical cemetery tours,  will bring his wit, wisdom, and tales to the excursions. Raymond Ernest Andre III,  Punk Rock Sewing Circle member, MC, historical fiend,  and snake oil salesman extraordinaire will charm and and regale with tales of life as it once was…

MONDAY 9/21/15 WALK INTO THE PAST, Time TBA

The first of four punk walking tours, this walking tour focuses on South of Market punk landmarks. Join your host, Raymond Ernest Andre lll on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks Learn( or just remember!) about the clubs, rehearsal spaces, infamous punk houses, and after hour punk party venues. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystallized and erupted on these very streets. All ages welcome

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THURSDAY, 9/24/15, WALK INTO THE PAST Time TBA

The third Punk Walking Tour focuses on locations around the Tenderloin. Join your host, Eric Bradner on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks. Wander past sites of major early punk employment and where bands were born like the Strand and the Egyptian,  wander past the club, and rehearsal spaces. Learn about the historical significance of these punk sites and hear the tales. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystallized and erupted on these streets. All ages welcome. Free

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FRIDAY, 09/25/15, WALK INTO THE PAST, Time TBA

The third Punk Walking Tour, this tour focuses on locations around the Mission District. Join your host, Eric Bradner, on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks. Wander past the site of the punk shopping mall the Compound; wander past the clubs, infamous punk houses, record companies, and after hour punk party venues. Learn about the historical significance of these early gathering places and listen to  the tales. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystallized and erupted on these streets. All ages welcome. Free

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Target Bust by Vincent Anton. Vincent’s photos will be featured on 9/23 at Publlc Works

SUNDAY, 09/26/15, WALK INTO THE PAST,Time TBA

The last of four punk walking tours, this tour focuses on locations around the North Beach district. Join your host, Eric Bradner on a narrated walking tour filled with tales of punk’s underground revolution as the tour travels past legendary and infamous brick and mortar landmarks. Wander past the sites of creative percolation such as Search and Destroy ReSearch house, the steps above the On Broadway and Tower Records. View the alley and the Mab, coffee houses, infamous punk houses, and after hour punk party venues. Learn about the historical significance of these early gathering places and hear the tales. Early punk history was created in these locations; the movement crystallized and erupted on these streets. All ages welcome. Free

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