San Francisco Celebrates St. Stupid’s Day

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    Joe Rosato Jr.
    More than 100 costumed revelers marched down Market Street as part of the annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade, organized by Bishop Joey (pictured in white hard hat) and the First Church of the Last Laugh.

    One of the Bay Area’s more colorful parades filed through San Francisco Tuesday, marking April Fool’s Day.

    More than 100 costumed revelers marched down Market Street as part of the annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade, organized by Bishop Joey and the First Church of the Last Laugh.

    The parade doesn’t have much of a point, which, ultimately, is the point.

    Bishop Joey says, despite the City's affordability crisis, it shows silliness still thrives.

    “There’s a progressive and experimental and curious spirit in this town,” he said, “and I think it still carries over regardless of the different waves of economics that cross back and forth across the bar. And we’ll be going to a bar after this.”

    The group stopped during its march to protest at the Federal Reserve and the former "sock" exchange.

    This is the 36th straight year of the parade.