Stepping outside the Tracy Press after dark, yellow lights were flashing and people were moving.
There was no police action -- it was part of the pre-setup for the Tracy Dry Bean Festival, which technically kicks off Saturday. (Though as a veteran of schoolyard festivals, I can tell you that a set-up night, hopefully complete with icy cervecas and grilled meats, can be the best party night of all.)
With the streets set to close Friday afternoon, the buzz is building for Tracy's biggest annual party.
Hopefully, we'll see you downtown come Saturday.