I attended the Pride Parade yesterday and the Fremont Solstice Parade last weekend for the same reason: I love spectacle. I feel like if someone is willing to go through the trouble to dress up, get all worked up, and parade down the street, I can be there to watch it. The Solstice Parade restores my faith in humanity every year, people use all their creativity to express themselves in imaginative outfits and funky floats. The Pride Parade has a different feeling. While many of the participants put a lot of effort into their presentations, others were disappointing. Taping a balloon onto the front of your car is NOT a float. Loved the Filipino dancers, the drag queens, and the firefighters. So come on everybody, put some soul into it next time!