Okay, granted, we're personalizing this a bit. We digress. But Oracle Open World causes so much congestion in the downtown/SOMA area; we're surprised that this is still allowed to go on. But we can't be that mad at them. Sure, steaming dreck like Billy Joel (oh save it, hipsters) and derivative icon Lenny Kravitz will perform for the Oraclers at the Cow Palace. But also, the witchy enchantress known as one Stevie Nicks will also cast a spell on them, so we'll credit Oracle with some semblance of taste. But just some.

Oh, and we almost forget to mention this exciting gem: Howard Street will be closed between 3rd and 4th Streets, continuously for 10 days beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, November 8. until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 to accommodate the bastards event. So, if any of you planned on driving to Bloomingdale's, the Metreon, the St. Regis, or Yerba Buena Gardens, you're out of luck. (More about the convention's traffic impact from SFMTA after the jump.)