Things were bustling on Day 1 of Burlingame on the Avenue. I got the sense that this year's affair was better advertised than the past--even the SF Examiner freebie had it listed on the events page. The bands drew a great crowd and while the vendors were a bit mundane, I can vouch for the paella being cooked in the giant five foot pan for $12 per plate. Delicious. It would be nice if the David's Tea or Philz people could move the recycling and garbage bins off the street into their alley. The restaurants seemed to be doing pretty well also. Maybe not as well as a regular weekend, but they were busy during the day and after the fair closed (at 6 pm) I'll bet it was good too. Here's one of the two "statue guys"...or perhaps they are mimes.