Last-minute Halloween inspirations from your fellow Muni riders

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When Muni riders do Halloween, we do it right. Here are three looks we found on Instagram where everyday riders just look like everyday rockstars. Or zombies, for that matter. If you’re looking for even more ideas, here’s last year’s top Halloween costumes (including how to dress up as the 30-Stockton!). And have you seen this Halloween-themed Muni etiquette video?

Check out some festive Halloweens past:

Seen any great costumes on Muni? Tag away @munidiaries, please!

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Giants win the World Series, people break Muni windows

Photo by Sam Wolson/Special to The Chronicle

We warned/begged you!

The Giants won the World Series, and guess what happened afterward? People climbed on top of Muni and broke a couple of windows, naturally. This is why we can’t have nice things!

Last night, SFMTA suspended bus services “due to safety concerns,” though Muni Metro service on the surface streets and underground was still operational.

Here’s one more of a busted-up Muni bus:

Photo by Tim Hussin/Special to The Chronicle

And here are more scenes on Muni from last night, thanks to our friends on Twitter:

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Photo by @jennyzhu

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Photo by Matthew Roth

celebration from bus by faern
Photo by @faernworks

giants on muni by jhaiye
Photo by @jhaiye

muni police service by ekai
Photo by @ekai

Got stories from last night’s celebration? Send them our way please!

1958 Giants fans take Muni to Seals Stadium

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Photo via @sfmtaphoto

Whether you’re lucky enough to be at the World Series game today, you might appreciate this piece of history from SFMTA’s Photography Archive. This photo of the 22-Fillmore loading and unloading passengers was taken at Seals Stadium on April 29, 1958, the very first year that the Giants called SF home. The passengers were on their way to see the Giants vs. Phillies.

Seals Stadium was on 16th at Bryant, and this photo was taken just about a year before the stadium was demolished in 1959 when Candlestick Park was completed. The old site of Seals Stadium is now the Safeway shopping plaza.

Okay, history lesson over. Time to don your orange and black! Go, Giants!

Three Winning Moves Seen on Muni

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Photo by Erik Wilson

Most people just get on the bus and plug their earphones in, but these fine riders have turned it up to 11 by busting out some absolutely awesome bus-riding moves. Hot from our Twitter wires, may I present the three most awesome moves seen on Muni this week:

  1. Man in motorized wheelchair on Muni after parking his ride: “The eagle has landed!” with a jaunty thumbs up. Sir, you’re golden.
  2. Trio singing “Cruella Deville” on 21 Hayes.
  3. A passenger’s Chihuahua eating flaming hot Cheetos on the 31. Classic.

This week’s strange and wonderful Things on Muni are brought to you by @beausepher, @MichaelSwander, and @TheNightBug.

Muni stories (and winning moves) are best enjoyed in person at Muni Diaries Live. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 8, for a night of true, hilarious, weird, gross, and sweet stories that can only happen on the bus. Grab a ticket and we’ll see you there!

This is what San Francisco-style kindness looks like

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Photo by Sergio Ruiz

Camaraderie among Muni passengers really brings out some of the most surprising moments of kindness. Muni rider Zann sent us this “Only on Muni” story via Facebook.

This was on an inbound 24, as we crossed over Cortland:

This young guy gets on the 24, totally reeking of pot. He sits and opens his hand and has a handful of loose buds and shake. He pulls out a dollar and tries to wrap the weed in it, when this old lady next to him says, “Honey, you’re gonna spill that all over. Take this.” She pulls a handkerchief out of her purse and holds it open for him while he dumps the handful into it, then folds it up nicely and hands it to him. He offers her a piece as a thank you, and she refuses it. “No thanks, Honey, I don’t touch the stuff.”

It really was a magical “only in SF” moment, and a totally unashamed and candid interaction between them.

I always knew there was a reason I love people who carry handkerchiefs!

Did you post a story-worthy Muni moment on Facebook? Tag us @MuniDiaries to let us know!