Photos by “AmeobaSF”

August 10, 2009


Goapele recored by “BAYYdestrian”

August 10, 2009

Mosh pit recorded by “roseman” during Fracas

August 10, 2009

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Video of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir by “HipHopSlam”

August 10, 2009

Videos of Souls of Mischief by “waheedpix”

August 10, 2009

Video by “HipHopSlam” of the Graffiti Art Area

August 9, 2009

Party on

August 8, 2009

Well, you did it. You wore us out. All 10,000+ of you. It’ll be weeks before we fully recover. Here we are at the museum, the day after the party, bagging up the recycling, cleaning up very smelly unidentifiable messes, lugging kegs around (note: newspaper people aren’t typically buff), trying to remember the last time we had a chance to eat, wondering when the advil will kick in… And wondering, was it all really worth it, really?


But of course, we’re biased. So, what did you think? Send us your feedback, craziest stories, favorite moments, questions, photos, and YouTube videos. We’d love to hear from you. Email: or comment on this post.

Thanks to everyone who attended or watched the party online. Stay tuned to this blog for some event recaps. Sign up for our weekly eLerts email blast to learn about future East Bay Express events as well as other Bay Area happenings by clicking here.

Thanks for coming to the party! - East Bay Express staff

Thanks for coming to the party! - East Bay Express staff

Watch the Party LIVE from home or work

August 6, 2009

There will be a webcast of the event on (check the Ear Bud Blog) and also on

Directions, Parking, Transit, Bike Valet Info

August 6, 2009

The kind folks from the East Bay Bicycle Coalition are offering free bike valet parking at the Best of the East Bay Party.

We recommend that you bikeBART and/or take AC Transit to this event. The museum parking garage will be *closed* to the public on Friday, August 7.

The Best of the East Bay Party is conveniently located within 1 short block from the Lake Merritt BART station (next to Laney College).

You can find the bike valet parking on 10th Street near the intersection of Fallon Street, which is also where the main museum entrance is located for this event.

If you will be drinking at the event, please plan ahead for a safe trip home.

Leather Art at the Party!

August 6, 2009

Ascension of John Long_Photos by Jesse Cantley for webCastro Valley artist Philip Long will be showing a wide variety of work in the Gear Head Garage.

Paintings, photography, neon and of course leather mosaics, sculptures and garments. Check out more of his diverse collection of works here.

Also, check out his YouTube videos here and here.

Castro Valley Chrysler Newport