A Day of Pride
ThirdCoast Digest took in the sights of the 25th annual celebration of LGBT culture and came away with photos and more to share.
On one stage, the City of Festivals Men’s Chorus from Milwaukee joined forces with the Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus out of Madison in forming a supergroup of voices. On a second floor terrace view known as the Wom!nz Spot Lounge and Cafe, the Dots were twanging it up with a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” At the other end, the Pumpworks Dance Arena was packed to watch Lady Gia and her guests perform in some gorgeous high-drag outfits.
Even with Saturday’s scorching heat, there was a good crowd at PrideFest. Every LGBT-related vendor and support system had a tent with willing participants, the Brew City Sisters were chatting and preparing for their next show, and when the ABBA Salute band took the main stage at 2:30, there wasn’t a beer slinger or bench-hopper that wasn’t singing along to the spot-on sounds of “Waterloo” and “Take a Chance on Me.”
From the moving LGBT history wall to the wall of rainbow flags, TCD criss-crossed PrideFest 2012 and we have much to share. TCD’s Social Media Team was tweeting live from PrideFest on Saturday. Below you’ll find a flickr slideshow with 35 new photos from the festival, and a Storify-ed recap of the TCD Social Media Team’s adventures at PrideFest. Be on the lookout for a video from PrideFest in the coming days as well. To learn more about the history of the festival, see our in-depth interview with the board.
To view the entire set, visit TCD’s Flickr wall here.
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