A group calling themselves “Where’s Gavin” has a contest going with prizes and everything! According to their anonymous press releases and website, the first person to capture an image of San Francisco Mayor and Gubernatorial Candidate Gavin Newsom riding Muni incognito gets a free FastPass.
“Where’s Gavin” will also apparently provide beer to anyone who “brings in a photo” which I guess would imply that many, many people will be able to capture Gavin riding the rails in costume.
I don’t ride the bus for a myriad of reasons I’m sure you’re judging right now, but I do love Gavin in a sassy outfit, so I’m on board (heh) with these folks and crossing my fingers one of you public transport types wins.
Anyway, my only issue with these folks is the anonymity aspect of their cause. Who the hell are you, Where’s Gavin!?!? If you’ll recall, there was that Gavin Sucks website awhile ago and then GavinWatch.com popped up, with the “watchers” dressed up in chicken costumes because Gavin’s such a scaredy pants. That chicken costume thing, incidentally, appeared in the documentary The War Room, you know, like 100 years ago.
I suppose an argument could be made that sticking a face and a name to “Where’s Gavin” might detract from the cause. But when Gavin’s siding the L Taraval dressed as a princess or gorilla or whatever his incognito costume happens to be, I don’t think he’s going to be scanning faces looking for the clever perpetrators of “Where’s Gavin.” I think he’s going to be keeping one hand on his wallet and all eyes on his bodyguards, forced into their unfortunate matching Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee ensembles.
I can’t wait to see these entries!