A hardcore group of fans is petitioning for a San Francisco Salesforce tower to become one of the famous symbols of evil in fantasy books for just one night only. The petition, which is just short of 10,000 signatures, requests the business create an Eye of Sauron display for Halloween night to get everyone extra charged for the popular holiday. Here’s their statement encouraging others to sign.
Dear San Francisco,
We believe in the power of the internet as a gathering place for people to share ideas and affect real world change. Our goal is to create a breath of creatively fresh air amid an otherwise barren political landscape.
Salesforce (or Boston Properties) has raised the highest flag in San Francisco, itself a beautiful piece of innovation, on which we mostly experience very pedestrian content. Often traffic, seagulls, and sometimes literal pedestrians. We invite the organization who has redefined the San Francisco skyline and, in the process, contributed to small and large business worldwide, to stand not only as a beacon for capitalist pursuit but to tip their hat to the people, culture, and community of this great city. A city built on creativity, exploration, and burning self-expression. We invite the organization to fly a flag for all who dare to dream, uniting the districts, strengthening the ties, and fortifying the bridges by lighting an LED fire atop this sanctuary city. In the process embracing a fun, artistic, and timely show of creativity that the whole city can enjoy – for one night only.
It has been said that bonds are formed through shared experiences, the strongest of which are forged in fire. We ask of you to help us unite the city, and raise the torch on Halloween night as one community, together.
Oakland can come, too.
This petition is only starting to gain the momentum with Halloween just days away. I don’t think that’s enough time for the Salesforce building to wrangle up a bunch of LEDs for some fancy display, but maybe the city will join with them to allow evil to rise for just one night.