San Diego's Street Scene
Music Festival Rocked The Gaslamp
Common Sense was one of the bands that played Street Scene.
It was quite the scene.
A large music festival in downtown San Diego, thousands of people enjoying the sounds, the drinks and, of course, the scene.
It was an annual fall happening in the Gaslamp Quarter and it was known as Street Scene.
PubClub.com went to Street Scene several times and wish it were still a part of the Gaslamp's party calendar. Eventually it moved to Qualcomm Stadium and to the Del Mar Race Track but it was best in the Gaslamp.
But, instead of playing "what if," this article looks back on this great event.
First of all, there were great bands: Common Sense, Social Distortion, the Violent Femmes, just to name a few. There was also a techno stage which was about as wild as any place at Street Scene.
There was a Carnival type of atmosphere at Street Scene.
Fun, silly times at Street Scene were common at Street Scene.
The techno stage was the craziest stage at Street Scene.
The Violent Femmes jammed at Street Scene.
The scene was one of joy and fun, and it was a Carnival type of atmosphere.
There was also a lot of drinks – beer, cocktails, you name it. Initially, you could grab a beer and walk around the area with it but for some reason that changed to where you could only drink in designated areas.
You could also cruise in and out of the area with your wristband to go the various bars of the Gaslamp. PubClub's party headquarters always seemed to rotate between Harry's and two dive bars in the Gaslamp, Star Bar and Tivoli.
The latter the closest bar to the gate, so that place became our favorite spot, especially when they confined the drinking to to the designated areas.
Street Scene is definitely missed, but since that time PubClub.com has discovered other great Gaslamp events, namely the Wine & Food Festival and the Fat Tuesday parade.