Monday, June 29, 2009
I've had a great weekend! Yesterday, of course, was the Pride Parade, and we had spectacular weather for it -- a huge improvement over last year, when it poured rain. Dave and I stationed ourselves on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, where all the action is, and had a great time jostling the crowds and watching the fun.
There were all the usual participants: The Dykes on Bikes, the drag queens, the muscle boys in little speedos, the bands and flag-twirlers and glamazons in huge feathery headdresses.
We didn't stay for the whole parade, which went on and on. We stayed about three hours and it looked like there was still plenty more to come.
On Saturday I went walking in Brooklyn with my friend Kate and we found lots of awesome street art. Then I went to Dave's in New Jersey in the evening, and because he hasn't really moved in yet, I had to bring some bedding. This led to the ludicrous situation I found myself in on Sunday, taking my pillow to the Pride Parade. Fortunately I was able to stuff it into my backpack so it was pretty unobtrusive!
More Pride Parade photos on Flickr here.