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Since this is a FREE EVENT (NO TICKETS NEEDED), we do not have the manpower to answer all of your questions... here is a list of the most frequently asked questions:

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Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions:

Q: When/where is it again?
When: Fri, Oct 3rd (10:30am - Noon & 2:30pm - 6:45pm) & Sat Oct 4th (10:45am - 7:15pm) - Sun Oct 5th, 2008 (11am - 7pm).
Where: Speedway, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. Read below for a map.
Q: Who is playing?
This year's schedule is available here. You may also download the HSB 2008 Schedule and the HSB 2008 Bios (both PDF files).
Q: Camping?
Sorry, there is no camping allowed.
Q: What is the schedule?
Stage and set times are available through the schedule link above.
Q: What are we allowed to bring?
Coolers, blankets, and short-back chairs are all allowed. Cameras are ok (no tripods or instrusive equipment please). There will also be vendors on-site selling food and non-alcoholic beverages. No alcohol will be for sale in the park, however you CAN bring your own. PLEASE respect the park and pick up and take everything with you that you bring in. There will be a sweep of the park by waste management each evening (which means no saving spaces for the following day).
Q: Dogs?
Dogs are allowed as per park rules (on leash, etc.)
Q: Hotels in area?
Please call the Chamber of Commerce, use a travel site such as Orbitz or Yahoo Travel, or contact the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau for assistance. Visitors can book rooms directly on www.sfvisitor.org or request assistance from the Visitor Information Center - 415-391-2000 (tollfree at 888-782-9673 (STAY-N-SF)).
Q: Transportation?
This year the park service is NOT running their shuttle service. We advise you to take other means of transportation (carpool, bike, rollerskate, bus, etc) as there are many street closures. See the map below for a visual on what streets will be closed. Click here for SF Muni transit maps and here for a public transportation route finder.
Q: Will bike parking be available?
Yes. Bike parking is provided by SFBC. Please see the map (below) for location of Bike Parking.
Q: What time are we allowed in?
10AM entry to the meadows.
Q: Restroom facilities?
There will be port-a-potties on site.
Q: Free Water
Free water will be available at the drinking fountain near the Rock Med tent (between Banjo and Arrow stages).
Q: Recyling
Recycling will be available.
Q: Disabled accessibility?
Yes, there will be a special section reserved at each stage. Disabled persons can be dropped off at JFK and Transverse. Shuttles (golf carts) will drop them off curbside at the stage they wish to get to. This service is a first come first serve, and can be in high demand so please exercise patience. Disabled PARKING will also be available.
Q: Merchandise?
We will be selling T-shirts and CDs of most artists. There are merch booths at the Banjo, Arrow, Star and Rooster Stages.
Q: ATMs?
ATMs will be provided and will be marked on the 2008 map when it is available.
Q: Lost & Found
Lost and found is located at either Info booth (see map)
Q: Map?
Click here for this year's map.