Jun 21, 2014 | Post by: Josh 6 Comments

Giant Slip ‘n Slide — Potrero Hill, San Francisco

You never know what you’ll see next in San Francisco…and that’s why we like it!

Some peo­ple, some time ago, were sit­ting around. One of them said, “Hey, why don’t we cre­ate a giant Slip ‘n’ Slide to pro­mote our granola!”

Then some­one else at the table said, “First we need a name for the granola.”

Then the first per­son said, “Let’s call it Bear Naked Gra­nola!”

And they all agreed. And then they made a giant Slip’n’Slide in our neigh­bor­hood, because…well because why not!

Some of the action from today’s giant Slip’n’Slide on Potrero Hill.
Sim­i­lar vibe to Bright Your Own Big Wheel.
BYOBW hap­pens on Easter, just three blocks from here on the actual twisti­est street in SF — Ver­mont Street.


6 Comments to Giant Slip ‘n Slide — Potrero Hill, San Francisco

  1. Sophie Prideaux
    June 24, 2014 1:39 am

    Hi Josh,

    I am a reporter at the Bris­tol Post, a news­pa­per in Eng­land. We recently had a water slide in Bris­tol and we were won­der­ing if we might be able to use one of your pic­tures to do a fol­low up story and com­par­i­son to the one on Potrero Hill at the week­end. We will of course credit your name.

    Many thanks,


  2. Josh
    June 24, 2014 7:02 am

    Hi Sophie,

    Yes, I’d be flat­tered! Some­one from Bris­tol men­tioned your slide in a post some­where, would be fun to read your com­par­i­son story.

    If you need better/different res­o­lu­tion or any other tech­ni­cal changes on the photo(s) please just ask.

    And do please email me a link to the story if you get a moment.
    The video is my first expe­ri­ence with any­thing I’ve done going viral (minivi­ral). We’ve had 20,000 views in the last day or so, dwarf­ing pre­vi­ous traf­fic for my photo com­pany (Memento).

    When I saw your name, I assumed you were from one of the French online mag­a­zines that picked this up while we slept here in San Fran.

    Thank you Sophie!

  3. Cash
    June 24, 2014 10:23 am

    Is this hap­pen­ing this weekend?

  4. Josh
    June 24, 2014 10:30 am

    Hi Cash,

    As far as I know, it’s not.
    We live nearby, and every­thing we’ve heard is that it was one day only, which was last Sat­ur­day.
    Too bad, would have been nice to have a chance to go down that thing!


  5. SEEL
    June 25, 2014 1:19 am

    Hi Josh,

    I made a sci­en­tific com­mu­ni­ca­tion on Lue jerram’s work in Bris­tol and I was won­der­ing if I might be able to use one of your pic­tures to do a fol­low up story and of course I will credit your name.
    Can you just tell me some fig­ures of the event about the crowd­fund­ing aspect ?
    Many thanks,


  6. priscilla Dolan
    June 25, 2014 4:45 am

    Hi Josh, Great shots-looks like it was lot of fun! What a promo idea– can see why it went viral, even mini. Con­grats, Pris

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