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Monday, June 25, 2007

Pride Parading

posted by on June 25 at 13:37 PM


Yesterday I led a group of lesbian, bi, trans, and queer-friendly bellydancers and drummers in the parade downtown. Though we spent most of the route hurrying rather than dancing (it was hard to keep up with the motorized floats), we had a fantastic time and the spectators did too: All kinds of people were crowded on the sidewalks and exuberant despite a cold breeze and occasional sprinkles. It was a massive effort with plenty of witty costumes, performances, and floats (more than 150 groups rolled down Fourth Avenue for three hours or so) and from within at least, it looked to be Seattle’s best Pride Parade yet.

Go to Flickr for a ton of great photos of the parade.

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We're you the belly dancer giving out crackers in the beer garden??

If so, you are a saint.

Posted by Griff | June 25, 2007 2:05 PM

Who won The Stranger float contest?

Posted by Chris | June 25, 2007 2:11 PM

The parade was mostly fun, but I could've done with fewer churches. Way to go with the belly-dancing, I have a few photos of y'all I need to get up on Flickr.

Posted by Carollani | June 25, 2007 2:15 PM

I was with the cracker-bearer... that's the fabulous Gigi!

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | June 25, 2007 2:22 PM

I was the tall, very drunk, and very loud Rugby player.

On behalf of the Quake, we are in your debt.

Posted by Griff | June 25, 2007 2:35 PM

You're welcome; I'm sure we'll have some use for a rugby team in the near future!

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | June 25, 2007 2:40 PM

"Though we spent most of the route hurrying rather than dancing"
Dan is pissed at you because you left gaps in the Parade. Next time run a little faster so Dan can have fewer gaps.

Posted by Touring | June 25, 2007 3:53 PM

I have to say, one of the best times I've had in a while. I was on the revival float.... little red booty shorts, black tank top, high socks. Amazing time, and thanks for the coverage because god knows I wasn't covering much!

Posted by Will | June 26, 2007 10:27 AM

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