Do it in the Dark – Earth Hour 2010
I like Earth. It’s a pretty dope planet in my opinion. Not as awesome as Saturn, or as controversial as Pluto (STILL A PLANET IN MY HEART), but overall Earth is pretty neat. Unfortunately, we humans have royally fucked ourselves into a corner, environmentally speaking. We’re on an express train to some post-apocalyptic Waterworld shit if we don’t start seriously changing our habits and addressing global issues of energy, resources and consumption. The only positive thing about global warming is that we might finally rid ourselves of the goddamn polar bears.
Tonight is your opportunity to start Earth Month (aka “April”) off on the right foot with the fourth annual Earth Hour. From 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time, citizens of the world address their concern for climate change by turning off their lights for one hour. It’s a way to show solidarity with the global community, and is also an excuse to do some wacky things in the dark. Like I said, this is a GLOBAL event, but I live in San Francisco and am a selfish jerk, so I have brainstormed a few cheap ways to enhance your Earth Hour in the City By the Bay. On second thought, I guess a couple of these could be done anywhere…meh.
1. Go to the FREE Acoustic Concert by Candlelight being held at the W Hotel.
2. Play a board game by flashlight. It is easier to cheat that way.
3. Hide-and-go-seek in the dark. Or sardines. Drunk.
4. Have a moonlit picnic in Dolores park. This suggestion is dependent on the visibility of the moon, and a heightened sense of poo-dar.
5. Go to Crissy Field and watch the GGB go dark. That will be cool. Cool, then cold, then boring. If you’re hardcore you could even wait around and watch them turn the lights back on. Oooooh. Aaaaaah.
You could also just be a dick and turn on every light in your house and do the “suck it” gesture out your window to all those fools sitting in the dark. The choice is yours.
Saturday, March 27th, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
EVERYWHERE/Various locations around San Francisco
Photos from: nytimes.com, filmreference.com