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Bay Area celebrates Biden win with claps, clangs, and honks

Street parties nationwide and in the Castro... and chants of 'Oakland in the White House'

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When word broke this morning that Joe Biden had clinched the presidency—and, closer to hometown news, Kamala Harris was going to be the first Black, Asian-American, female Vice President, from Oakland no less—celebrations broke out across the Bay Area. Beginning first with my neighbors yelling like crazy early in the morning, ha. Here are some glimpses of what’s happening. There’s a ton of work still to be done—don’t just go back to brunch, y’all—but a little relief is definitely being felt.

First, nationwide:

When the news first hit this morning:

Growing—and thankfully masked—celebrations in the Castro:

In Oakland:

Perhaps nothing can beat my favorite moment, from before the race was called, as a woman dances with a cat in a backpack (who seems into it?) in Philly:

Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.

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