This is how it usually goes – I help Claude Shade (GSPSF) and Olivia Hellman with photo-composition and retouching on the poster. And we complete so close to the event there is no ‘gas left in the tank’ for cavorting in the park with all the other revelers, not to say anything about dealing with a typically impossible parking scenario anywhere near Golden Gate Park.
But, this was the year of the bicycle solution, even if it was also the year of tarrying somewhat (arriving at sundown and ending up with something like a mere 35 mins shoot time). That estimate, by the way was photo-metadata based.
Since there was not professional/commercial incentive to shooting the crowd, it would not have mattered a jot had the day ended with no images of value in the bag. It certainly felt unlikely that I had anything good at the time. But to my surprise my, a couple of images worked (I think). Here is a gallery of 26 images.