San Francisco’s First Tomatina, A Tomato Fight at Warm Water Cove

Sunday at Toxic Tire Beach Warm Water Cove marked the first of we hope to be many San Francisco Tomatinas. Based on the tomato fight in Buñol, Spain outside of Valencia, the food fight consisted of 15 participants and 15 people who showed up just to document the mess. The SF Weekly even came out to cover the ensuing battle.

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Stephen Lam

Scott Fong

Shannon Maxham


Rick Abruzzo has been involved in numerous fringe and culture jamming art events in his hometown of San Francisco, notably Urban Golf, Urban Iditarod, 9.8th Fighting Kite Brigade and the Cacophony Society.