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Queen's Circle: Cruising Oral Histories Of Balboa Park

  • Marston Point Parking Lot 8th Drive San Diego, CA, 92101 (map)

Today at Marston Point the bathrooms remain locked, gates have been installed, and the once two-way street is now a one-way loop. But many remember busier days.

Cruising culture in Balboa Park formed and dissolved relationships, took part in the AIDS crisis, and even experienced fatal hate crimes. Though online hookup platforms have taken main stage, Marston Point, aka, “Fruit Loop” and other regions of the park, such as "Queen’s Circle” still contain many stories.  

In collaboration with Lambda LGBTQ Archives, accounts from those who participated in, surveilled, or managed cruising culture in Balboa Park become the fodder for an evening of storytelling. These recorded tales will compose a listening event in car-based sound installations in the parking lot at “Fruit Loop.”

event free, no reservations required