At the culmination of Pride Week, is the Pride Parade. With 130 entries, ranging from colorful floats, to musical marching bands, to community groups, the parade extends through the west end over a 3 hour period. It is the largest single day event in the city, attracting almost 700,000 spectators and bringing 30 million dollars into the city. It is wild, over the top, stunning, and incredible, all at once.
Yesterday was my second time watching the parade. I went with my daughter, my brother-in-law, and mother-in-law. Here are a few highlights of the day...
|Mu daughter and brother-in-law|
|Men on stilts|
|And more stilts!|
|Yes, that is a birdcage!|
|The cornerstone of Pride - lots and lots of rainbows, even 20 stories up!|