Here's an unusual formula for a very unique night in the Big City:
25 Cargo Trucks + 200 Amateur Artists + (Burning Man - RV Park) + Foggy Darkness + An Industrial Part of Town = Box Truck Night Market
If math class is too hard, here's the version for poets: Last weekend in San Francisco, an unusual event took place. On the city's southern waterfront, a colorful collective of interactive artists amassed a fleet of 25+ box trucks, ranging from small step vans, to medium-duty rental trucks, to a 53' freight trailer. For four hours on a misty winter night, each box truck was transformed into an elaborate event space.
So for example, one truck became a cafe, with grouchy waitresses serving macaroni and cheese. (Free of charge, so no complainin'!):
This truck became a ballroom:
This truck became a stadium for (!!!) slot car racing:
One truck became a lush succulent garden:
This truck became a rave scene:
One truck became a speakeasy lounge:
Another truck became a fine dining experience, complete with a maitre'd:
And perhaps best of all, one very big truck became a bowling alley:
Apparently, San Francisco's Lost Horizon Night Market was modeled after a similar event in Brooklyn. If so, then bravo for Brooklyn, because it's a brilliant idea that transplanted well on the West Coast.
Telstar Logistics had a very fun evening, so big thanks to everyone who brought a truck to make it happen.
Photos: Telstar Logistics