Ashley McDonald

An SF State Student Attempting to Blog

Power to the Peaceful 2009

On Saturday Sept. 12, I attended/ documented through photos the Power to the Peaceful festival in Golden Gate Park. Starting with two hours of group yoga from 9-11 and ending with host and founder Michael Franti performing with his band Spearhead, the concert was a blast. Guests included the Dalai Lama’s representative, Alanis Morissette and The Honey Brothers. The festival was largely focused on anti-war campaigning and spiritual awareness. There were approximately 65,000 people in attendance and police said that they encountered no problems.

Attendees practicing group yoga to start of the day

Festival attendees practicing yoga to start off the day. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

A woman practices group yoga positions

A woman practices group yoga positions. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

Adrian Grenier plays guitar with his bang The Honey Brothers

Adrian Grenier plays guitar with his band, The Honey Brothers. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

A scraper bike decked out with Arizona Tea cans sits next to the Bike for Life booth

A scraper bike decked out with Arizona Tea cans sits next to the Bike for Life booth. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

'Nuff Said

'Nuff Said. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

The Dalai Lama's representative

The Dalai Lama's representative sings a prayer. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

Alanis Morissette begins her set

Alanis Morissette begins her set. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

Michael Franti, founder and host of the Power to the Peaceful Festival performs with his band Spearhead

Michael Franti, founder and host of the Power to the Peaceful Festival performs with his band Spearhead. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

There were approximately 65,000 people in attendance that occupied all of Speedway Meadows

There were approximately 65,000 people in attendance that occupied all of Speedway Meadows. Photo By: Ashley McDonald

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September 14, 2009 - Posted by | Random Musings

3 Comments »

  1. Ashley, did you take those pics? You need to give yourself photo credit if you did. And, I want to see them bigger! 🙂

    Comment by Staci Baird | September 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. Great shots! Expecially Alanis, so sunny! 😀

    Comment by Rosy | September 16, 2009 | Reply

  3. I agree that these would be great in a bigger size. The size of this center column of your blog might be restricting how big we get to see the pics! And if photography is your thing, maybe add a photo gallery on the side were you keep a running slide show of your pictures?

    Comment by Meagan Kelleher | September 21, 2009 | Reply


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