Sunday, June 24, 2007

2007 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade

it all started so innocently...a pair of naughty little 70's calf warmers...
then the Dykes On Bikes revved up the crowd...
(could have been as many as a thousand bikes and mopeds)
(outrageous who they'll let watch this thing)
(never mind...)
generik and i had a raging argument over whether she meant the president or some secret lesbian conspiracy...
hooray for titties!!!
some of them were mighty cute...
some of them were mighty brutes...
some of them actually shaved their pits...

then the actual parade began...
ah yes, the GAY AGENDA!!! besides converting all of our children and making Dancing Queen the new national anthem...
somehow, the leis this year resembled thai stick...
later on she got rid of the seat...
the Son of God was chillin' and spreading His love...
unlike Jerry Dyer, S.F. cops got to walk with their "work-out buddies"...

the Balloon Brigade made sure that condoms were not available for any unauthorized hijinks...

a robert beltran look-a-like got his Hydra on...
da mayor of da city, mr. gavin newsom (fresh off an affair with an ex-aide's wife) let the masses know he was OUT and DOWN with the funky groove goin' on...what a hottie...
the police commissioner was HEP, too...
the Board of Equalization gave props...
and a state senator got jiggly with it...
yeah, "work-out buddies"...riiiiiiiight...
a man on three legged stilts (katie still has the vapors...)...
the 'No was represented!!!!!!
so was Barbie!!!!

but god they hope he isn't...

says it all right there...happy and proud...
kabuki...
atlantis?...
struttin'...
...yum... female or not...

all in all, a whopper of a good time. could have had pot brownies from a stranger had i been wise enough to stay another day and call in sick tomorrow. could have bought multiple cans of beer on sale by vendors on the side walk. the cops and the mayor had decided a few years ago to look the other way for these events. their concern was safety and fun.
but shit. the mayor, police chief, police commissioner and state senator all wanted in on the parade? that is so fucking cool. unlike any of our elected officials...
what a fucking cool parade, vibe, turnout (totally packed for miles) and almost to tears joyous time (cops walking with their partners almost got me, it was so open and accepting).
wish you were there.
and thanks to katie's and my wonderfully gracious host Generik for his inclusion of we two gay parade virgins.
more pics in the next post about the rest of our s.f. visit, including the baseball game and the cable car ride during which i photographed lots of architecture. whoo, whoppin' good time.






6 comments:

lecram sinun said...

The ex and I used to go up for the parade in the mid 80's. I remember the acceptance back then too got me verklempt. Cool pics!

Katie :) said...

more pictures please

yeah the parade was so neat!

airplanejayne said...

I am so pissed off at you -- I will shoot bottle rockets at you next week!!

I canNOT believe that you didn't bring me home a present! Humpf...some friend. I mean, a simple present...like thaistick lei boy (talk about vapors)....or the mayor (s'cuse me while I go to the store)....

you are so-o-o dead.

Katie :) said...

yeah the mayor is pretty smoking! MEOW!

scarysquirrelman said...

speaking of bottlerockets, apj, what's the deal there? do i get to light things that go boom or what?

airplanejayne said...

let's do bottle rockets, shooting things. Maybe no on the big booming mortars because of new baby horseys next door?