|Poster:||Alison OK||Date:||Oct 17, 2018 10:09am|
|Forum:||news||Subject:||Boogaloo Bag: Jumpin’ at the Archive!|
The annual Archive celebration runs like this:
Around five o’clock, folks start showing up. All around the Archive building on Funston Avenue in San Francisco there are about a dozen booths that are managed by Archive employees. Each booth is an example of the work that the Archive does. Many of them are hands-on, giving attendees an opportunity to understand Archive operations. Most of them are fun; for example, this year temporary tattoos were made out of GIFs that have been collected by the Archive or one was able to play a virtual reality game. Many of the booths were educational; one could see how a book is digitized. This year, a booth was set up to register people to vote and hand out copies of the U.S. Constitution. Tacos are served via taco trucks parked on the street in front of the building. Starting last year, during these first two hours of the event our friend Chas Gaudí spins 78 RPM sound recordings in the back yard–swing, pop, bop, hillbilly, blues, R&B, rock’n’roll. He made sure to play one by the great bluesman Otis Rush, who had recently passed away.
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