National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
Paul Goodyear is a true house music veteran with a DJ style that encapsulates an incredible range. Music is his one true passion, that when combined with the diversity of his influences, means he is constantly pushing the boundaries of what popular dance music is. These days his sets have two distinct sound-scapes depending on his audience; his signature SanFranDisko style which is a combination of House, Nu and Dynamic Disco with a end-note of good old-fashioned Soul, and his High Energy style which combines Tech and Progressive sounds with Latin Beats and Soaring Vocals. Based in San Francisco since 2010, Paul travels extensively and spins throughout the world while also staying busy in the studio.
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Where to Go
Taking public transportation is encouraged since finding a place for your car can be challenging. Never been there? We suggest you pair up with someone who has. If you drive, go early for better parking — map here. Walking directions:
What to Expect
The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park. Often the fog is licking at the sky above especially in the summer, bring sunscreen and a wrap. Bring something to sit on; pack a lunch or bring snacks and beverages; flags are available for use; usually a few furry friends roaming. There are little or no services nearby, but a Port-A-Potty will be available. Our DJ spins vocal fun-filled dance music and flow artists eagerly enjoy and share their art with newcomers. No pressure to participate, come relax and take in the color and beauty of our tribe.
About Flagging in the Park
In 1997 a group of San Francisco flaggers started a tradition of celebrating life by gathering in the newly dedicated National AIDS Memorial Grove. Twenty-one years later, Flagging in the Park has grown into a treasured, quintessentially San Francisco event where DJs, organizers and participants donate their time, energy and love to help raise money for local and national charities.