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Win a Free Concert by OK Go! – Final Day of “Yahoo Bus Stop Derby” | SF

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Friday, January 28, 2011 - All Day | Cost: FREE

Event Details

Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:59pm is the ending of the “Yahoo Bus Stop Derby” where 20 different San Francisco neighborhoods battle it out on giant sized video screens at muni bus shelters to see which neighborhood will win a free block party and concert by OK Go. Find a Bus Stop Derby location near you

Current Standings:
1) North Beach – 336,375 Points
2) Tenderloin – 307,825 Points
3) Mission – 284,900 Points
20) Noe Valley – 36,525 Points – last place 🙁

20 Muni bus shelters in San Francisco are getting a high tech makeover for two months as part of a the Yahoo Bus Stop Derby – a giant neighborhood vs. neighborhood challenge that ends with a huge free concert put on by Yahoo.

Plus each bus shelter has Free Wifi

Muni running late? Who cares – play a game.
Resembling giant iPhones (but 20x the size), these 72″ touch screens have been installed at bus stops all over San Francisco so that bored commuters waiting for the bus can play games and earn points for their neighborhood.  Users choose a neighborhood to represent and play one of four short video games either solo or live head-to-head against other bus shelters.

The Games
So what can you play on these giant touch screens? Games include Snap -Happy (a 3D puzzle game), Chatter Scatter (see how quickly you can type an instant message), Sport-a-pult (a silly sports trivia game that involves catapults) and Incoming! (a tetris-like game based on sorting your email inbox).

None of these games are terribly exciting or challenging, but when muni is running late should prove to be a welcome distraction nonetheless.

We’ve also been told there should be free wifi at these bus shelters (at least during the daytime and early evening hours) but we’ll confirm.

Winning Neighborhood Gets a Free Concert by OK Go
At the end of the two-month derby (which ends January 28, 2011) the neighborhood with the most points earns a free concert with OK Go at a local venue. As of December 5th, The Tenderloin is in first place, with North Beach and The Mission close behind. Sadly, Noe Valley and Hayes Valley are tied for last place

Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby
November 22, 2010 to January 28, 2011
San Francisco shelter locations [map]

  1. Chestnut St & Pierce St
  2. Marina Blvd & Laguna St
  3. Sacramento St & Fillmore St
  4. Fillmore St & Pine St
  5. Stockton St & Columbus Ave
  6. Union St & Columbus Ave
  7. Francisco St & Powell St
  8. Castro St & 17th St
  9. Clay St & Montgomery St
  10. Market St & Montgomery St
  11. California St & Drumm St
  12. Market St & 4th St
  13. O’Farrell St & Stockton St
  14. Geary St & Powell St
  15. Mason St & Ellis St
  16. Fremont St & Mission St
  17. Mission St & 4th St
  18. Mission St & Steuart St
  19. 4th St & Howard St
  20. 4th St & King St

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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