DC Pride Parade, June 7, 2014 – part two

I completely forget what group this “float” was with. I’ll just call it “Riding in Style”. Who wouldn’t want a size 200 Jimmy Choo stiletto?

Riding in Style
Riding in Style

One of the go-go dancers from Secrets, the all-male strip bar.

Dancer, Secrets
Dancer, Secrets

Synetic Theater company had a large contingent in the parade. I couldn’t tell if they were trying to show off their costume-making skills or if they were advertising a specific show. They were definitely showing off their bodies, though. Here are three for your consideration.

Synetic Theater #1
Synetic Theater #1
Synetic Theater #2
Synetic Theater #2
Synetic Theater #3
Synetic Theater #3

Another “I don’t know what contingent he is with” shot. But pink feather boas are a sure-fire attention getter.

Pink Feather Boa
Pink Feather Boa

The majorette for DC Different Drummers, the gay marching band.

Majorette, Different Drummers
Majorette, Different Drummers

I think he was with the contingent in front of DC Rollergirls, the roller derby team, and not with them. Many of the political contingents were tossing out beads to the crowd, so he could have been with one of them. I thought he was cute, anyway.

Handing out Beads
Handing out Beads

I think this float was for an entertainment venue here in town. But it could have been part of the Whitman-Walker Clinic contingent. This confusion is understandable – fake cocktail glasses being carried on platters by guys in waiter-esque costumes doesn’t exactly scream “health screenings”.

Village People
Village People

Aah, part of the perennial favorites at the parade, Dykes on Bikes. They’re always the lead-off contingent in the parade.

Dykes on Bikes
Dykes on Bikes

A young boy in a rainbow faux-hawk wig, watching the parade. Here is a shot that plays to the strength of that lens that I was talking about in the previous post. The background swirl really helps to concentrate focus on the boy’s face.

Youth Pride
Youth Pride

And finally, I close this one out with the cowboy (spiritual cowboy, anyway) in line for the JR’s bar outdoor beer garden.

Waiting for the parade
Waiting for the parade

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