Monday, June 29, 2009

Pride Parade

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.


Reya Mellicker said...

You with your pillow at the Pride parade. That is so alliterative isn't it?

Glad you had a great weekend. Love those rainbow lashes.

Barbara said...

A sleepover in New Jersey. That has a nice ring to it. Maybe you should buy another pillow and leave it at Dave's new place. Just a suggestion...

Looks like a fun day to be out and about, even if you had to bring your pillow along.

R.L. Bourges said...

I see we're all flashing on your pillow at the parade. Funny.

I loved the fluttery, bird-like eyelashes, too and the regal ... Cambodian?

The person in the third photo looks like Linda Tripp ready for a night of tv-watching.

The Israeli Pride is a nice touch, considering the nonsense over the parade in Jerusalem (was it last year?)

I'll check out your flickr photos later. Looks like it was a great weekend in New York.

Cheers from Graulhet.

R.L. Bourges said...

I also see I hadn't signed into my other account. Oh well. Same cheers from the same place.

Merle Sneed said...

It seems like a good time. Glad your weekend was great.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

loved vicariously being part of the parade. thanks for the wonderful photos. I heart flickr!!