Are you sick of San Francisco being a town that shuts down at 2am (and more realistically about an hour earlier)?
Are you annoyed that people keep moving next door to music venues and then complaining when the music venues hold music shows that involve, you guessed it, amplified live music?
Do you enjoy ranting about these issues and more, both in person and in long, exceedingly negative Facebook posts?
Boy, do we have an event for you. The Fillmore will play host tonight [Wed/10] to a debate between Supervisors David Chiu and David Campos, who will be discussing issues that affect the city’s nightlife — transportation, building restrictions, the rent explosion meaning no one cool can afford to live here anymore, etc. The conversation will be “refereed” by the great Chronicle and Rolling Stone reporter Ben Fong-Torres, while DJ Timoteo Gigante starts things off with some music.
The mission statement, from organizers (the event is being presented by the California Music and Culture Association, SF Weekly, and The Bay Bridged): “To achieve lasting legislative reform at the state level, it is imperative that we have pro-entertainment and culture office holders in Sacramento. This is an important opportunity to hear the candidate’s positions on our issues and to make our concerns known.”
So show some civic pride, get off Facebook, and take to the streets. Er, to The Fillmore. If you don’t make your voice known when you have the chance — well, you know how this works. You lose complaining rights later. And no one wants that.
SUPERVISORS CHIU & CAMPOS DEBATE: Nightlife Issues
1805 Geary, SF