Boulevard of Broken Beads: Gay Guy's Pride Parade Take

Straight Guy,

Last evening was the Gay Pride Parade in my neighborhood. Remind me to drag you along next year. I can just see it: With my luck, you would get hit on, while I would get ignored.

What does a Pride parade say? Says we have it all, in who we are, and how we live. We have kids who love us, we have parents who love us, we have religion of every flavor, we have political candidates whoring for votes, we have sports teams (more wrestling singlets!), we have men's choruses, we have banks whoring for customers, we have mega gyms, we have drag queens and bars. Let's face it, if you've got a bank, a bar, and a drag queen, what more can you ask for? Especially on a Saturday night.

Mostly, we have Mardi Gras beads. Every color of the rainbow.

It was all fun. I enjoyed hanging friends. Saw some guys I hadn't seen in ages. Fun. Maybe next year I won't stay to the bitter end. The end of a pride parade is like when the lights come on at closing time in a bar. Not pretty.

--Gay Guy


Straight Guy said...

The fact that banks are out on the streets on a Saturday night (parade or not) looking for new business really says something about our economy, no?

You better work it, Wachovia!

BosGuy said...

Hey GG - glad to read you had a nice pride. The weather in Boston this weekend was less than spectacular but I had a great time too.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Haha, sounds like tons of fun-what more, indeed, could be asked for?

Anonymous said...

Whatever brings the drag queens and bankers and bodybuilders together.

j.m. neeb said...

I don't use the "LOL" acronym, but I did literally laugh out loud with the "wrestling singlets" comment.

kathryn said...

Aw. So, Gay Pride parades sound like every other parade in history...all the usual elements...except for the beads. I think more parades should have the beads...they make everything more...festive.

Glad you had a good time, GG. Did you snag some Doritos for SG??

Gay Guy said...

I inadvertently left out a great part of the story.

Toward the end of the parade, I noticed that all of a sudden a knot of very well dressed people gathered on the sidewalk and curb to watch the Pride parade. Men in ties and jackets, women in pretty dresses. Not the average parade-watching gear.

I realized the parade was going by this lovely hall where a wedding reception was taking place. I guess the parade noise brought out the curious.

What wedding reception could take on a Pride parade for excitement?

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