by Jan Mabry


SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF)- It was a party getting into San Francisco for Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade. Crowds of paradegoers were in a raucous, good mood as they piled onto BART trains, ferries, and Caltrains heading to The City.

“It’s hotter than Satan’s *#!$,” yelled one rider on a packed BART train pulling out of the Rockridge station, drawing raucous laughter.

“We’re riding the Party BART,” yelled another taking a swig from a gallon jug of something bright blue and probably spiked.

No one seemed to mind the lines, the wait, or sharing the air with so many others.

One woman remarked, “This Pride Parade will be one for the history books.”

Happy travelers tweeted, texted, and posted about their experiences getting to the parade. Here’s a sampling along with some photos.

Thank you @Caltrain_News for supplying San Antonio with an extra train for Pride! This was the full one…

Happily, the long lines for tickets at the BART Rockridge station moved pretty fast.

Crowds standing in line to buy tickets at the Rockridge BART station #SFPride #Pride Parade (photo by Jan Mabry)

Crowds standing in line to buy tickets at the Rockridge BART station #SFPride #Pride Parade (photo by Jan Mabry)


Two young women heading to #SFPride #Pride Parade standing in line at the Rockridge BART station. (photo by Jan Mabry)

Two young women heading to #SFPride #Pride Parade standing in line at the Rockridge BART station. (photo by Jan Mabry)

Across the bay one Tweeter said it took “One hour in line to get on the ferry from Marin to #SFPride from Marin.”

On the ferry heading to the Pride Parade – listen to the excitement onboard!

(Video courtesy Robert Maples)

Group heading to #SFPride #Pride Parade standing in line at the Rockridge BART station. (photo by Jan Mabry)

Group heading to #SFPride #Pride Parade standing in line at the Rockridge BART station. (photo by Jan Mabry)

Packed but happy BART riders heading to #SFPride #Pride Parade (photo by Jan Mabry)

Packed but happy BART riders heading to #SFPride #Pride Parade (photo by Jan Mabry)

BART train doors closed on lots of folks who had to wait for the next train.  #SFPride #Pride Parade (photo by Jan Mabry)

BART train doors closed on lots of folks who had to wait for the next train. #SFPride #Pride Parade (photo by Jan Mabry)

I haven’t even gotten off bart and I’ve already been touched by pridesf

On a crowded BART car headed to the Pride Parade with The Big Bad Wolf. (No, really.)

#TweetingNews #SFpride: Looks like #Pride is seriously overwhelming #Caltrain

Caltrain to pride

Pride BART is the Best BART.

These two asked us to say "Thanks, Caltrain for adding more trains," for #SFPride #Pride Parade. (photo by Jan Mabry)

These two asked us to say “Thanks, Caltrain for adding more trains,” for #SFPride #Pride Parade. (photo by Jan Mabry)


"We took BART, it was CRAZY CROWDED!"  #SFPride #Pride Parade (photo by Jan Mabry)

“We took BART, it was CRAZY CROWDED!” #SFPride #Pride Parade (photo by Jan Mabry)

Two SFPD officers at BART #SFPride #Pride Parade

Two SFPD officers at the Embarcardero BART Station #SFPride #Pride Parade

The only 3 people in SF not at the #Pride Parade Party LOL (photo Jan Mabry)

The only 3 people in SF not at the #Pride Parade Party LOL (photo Jan Mabry)


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