Well, crap. It looks like the rumor we started isn't coming to fruition, and that Beyoncé and Jay Z have actually left San Francisco. Unless this is some sort of elaborate hoax? Yeah, maybe it's a hoax.

In case you just got out of the Big Brother house or something, here's the deal: We had high hopes that the couple, who was here this week for their super-loud On The Run tour, might have stuck around through today to join Kanye West on stage during his performance this evening at Outside Lands.

The duo did all sorts of other stuff while in SF, dining at Boulevard and Tosca and buying their crew incredibly irritating grilled cheeses. According to an US Weekly report that I'm sure the Pulitzer committee can't wait to honor, while in SF the couple seemed "tired" and gave each other a "quick peck" instead of publicly making out or whatever. (If that means a marriage is in trouble, my husband and I are right there with you, B&J.)

In any case, apparently San Francisco's (or Kanye's) charms only went so far. In an Instagram photo posted ostensibly by Beyoncé yesterday (because, sure, Beyoncé takes iPhone pictures, she's just folks) her spouse and child crossed the tarmac to a private jet, as Beyonce wrote (because Beyoncé totally types Instagram captions into an iPhone just like you and I do) "Thank you San Fran! Your city is beautiful. It was the perfect place to complete the best tour of my life! Thank you to all the fans that supported our show. God bless."

Somehow, I'm still fantasizing that she watched her husband and child head up the jet's stairs, then bolted suddenly in the opposite direction, commandeered a Super Shuttle, and fled back up 101 to our city's sweet embrace. A futile dream, I know, but a girl can dream.

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