As the world enters the 3rd weekend of Santarchy, I thought it might be a good time to take a look back at the early days. Chuck Cirino recently posted his classic San Francisco Santacon ’95 video that he shot during The Cacophony Society’s second Cheap Suit Santa (Santacon) event where over 100 Naughty Santas invaded San Francisco in 1995. This one features the famous scene where we hung Santa Melmoth from a streetlight on Market Street.
San Francisco Santacon 1995 was my first full-blow Cacophony event and is what sucked me into its vortex. Here are a few of the photos that I shot that year. One of these days I need to scan in the rest of them.