Now that the hoopla of San Francisco's Pride is over, and I am *semi* recovered from all the shenanigans, I think it's safe to say that Pride has knocked my ankle high wing-tip boots right off me once again. The excitement of Pride crept up on me this past weekend (this year is FLYING by!), so I had no set plans besides the typical street festivities and what not.
With the string of street fairs/festivals going on right now, Pride is one of the top events that many people attend. I don't think any other Pride events in the United States can really compare to the one here in San Francisco. And if they could, San Francisco is definitely in the top 3. I guess a lot of it has to do with the fact that ALL of the city celebrates Pride, not just certain neighborhoods/parts of town. Which is nice knowing that the entire city is involved.
I remember the first San Francisco Pride I attended when I was 19 years old and how excited I was! Now that I am no longer my 19 year old self and I've been living in the city for a descent amount of time, a lot of the excitement has died down for me. But it is always refreshing to see first time Pride goers and their excitement of it all.
Such. A. Good. Idea. 2011 Pride Yearbook! Although I didn't get to sign him, since there was no space left.
It wouldn't be a "street festival" unless you ate something fried and 8 dollars, right?
One of the highlights of the day: seeing Luciana and her hot boy dancers perform (with out knowing she was going to be there!). I love Luciana! So seeing her work it on stage was a pleasant surprise.
One of my favorite pictures I took at Pride. How epic is that flag? Imagine hauling that thing around through the sea of people who attended. Loves it!
Unfortunately I missed the actual parade going down Market Street because I didn't get up early enough (blame Saturday night for that). But now that I think of it, I don't think I've woken up early for the parade in the last couple years. Hot mess.
Maybe next year... Assuming next year would be low key, which I doubt it will be, so scratch what I've said... I'll probably miss it next year, too.