Columbus 2010 Pride Parade

Posted on June 19, 2010


Some events are just too fun to pass up. Now that we live in the trendy part of town, it is possible to walk to all sorts of madness (more on the move in a future post). One weekend a year is reserved for the Pride Festival, a celebration of all those who are not straight. It is a fun festival, but the masterpiece is the parade. It is over the top and there are some sights just not fit for this blog. That being said, here are some of the sights I managed to record on film (digital film that is).

All sorts of people marched in the parade. Some were allies.
Bruno showed up and got drafted into pulling around this lovely lady.
The flaggots were very popular and brought to mind my old marching band days. The coordinated movements were impressive and the crowd roared in approval.

The Macy’s balloon showed up.

One of the floats was occupied by the queens of the Festival. Like the royalty they are, they primped and ignored the approving crowd.

And finally, the float the best sums up the event. Really, we mustn’t forget that we are in Ohio, a state that is mostly farms and wide open places. This float was pulled by an ancient Farmall tractor. Check out the interesting guys in the foreground.
Posted in: Columbus, Festivals