I went walking down Haight Street to get to where the Giants celebration was at. There were so many happy people and they were caught up in the emotion of the win. No one seemed to remember that just yesterday there was an election.
As the Giants took the stage in celebration, no one was reminded that their candidates had won or lost. No one was reminded of the loss of propositions or ballot measures. No one. They were all focused on their World Series champs.
It was probably a well-timed win by the Giants. I can see that too many would have been disappointed that weed was not legalized, or that the homeless would be required to leave the sidewalk and not sit or lie on it during certain times. There were many people who had campaigned hard for these initiatives, but it was all forgotten as crowds of people celebrated a win long overdue.
The only signs carried were signs of congratulation to the Giants. No time to protest, no time to commiserate, just silent puffs of smoke as a reminder of what drama had passed over a town.