It was raining really hard this year. Not necessarily a bad thing-- easier to park, less people-- but goddamn it was treacherous! I bit it just spectating. (Slipped in the mud trying to get down the path.) I'd sooner throw myself off a cliff then ride a big wheel down Vermont Street in the rain. Not that there's much difference between the two.
The first wave of people coming down the hill in their costumes always makes me laugh. I love SF.