Say it Loud with 3 cases of beer and blinkie lights

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This weekend’s Pride Parade was one of the largest in our part of the country – with around 200,000 participants, countless Pride beads thrown out and more techno beats than you could shake a glowstick at.

We only made it to the parade festivities for a few hours on Saturday, but man was it a par-tay. Everyone was PUMPED, wearing a multitude of colorful gear, and keeping cool with their favorite beverages of choice.

The floats were all pretty neat – my favorite was the Chinese dragon they had running around (never did figure out who’s it was…). There were lots of bare-chested men dancing on the back of trucks, but also a healthy representation from groups like the Humane Society and Bering-Omega. I wish we hadn’t missed the festival that took earlier that day…

One thing I was really impressed by – I felt very safe and very comfortable throughout the entire evening (besides the heat of course…). Lots of good vibes. It was truly a celebration and, I thought, nicely done.

What are your stories? What were your favorite floats? Best costumes? Best bars? Thanks to Lauren for the photo – check out the rest of her Pride shots here.

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