Today Seattle had its 40th annual Pride Parade. I had no idea it was that old. And I’m a little embarrassed to say, as a native only a year older than this parade, I’ve never been to one. Or maybe I have, but just don’t remember it. I’ll remember this one though. It was amazing. All 4 hours of it (longest parade in the world maybe?).
When I got off the bus on 3rd and Virginia, I had no idea where a good place to watch the parade from would be. I found this spot on a whim. Lucky for me, it was right in front of these lovely Emcee Queens. They were very informative and damn hilarious.
George Takei showed up
So did Ernie and Bert
Macklemore was there too, there’s a video clip of him below. For now, here’s a giant balloon octopus.
Even the Space Needle raised the Pride flag. Because Seattle rules. In Seattle, you can be who you want, and it’s cool.
It’s 6AM and I’m waiting in line for Record Store Day at Easy Street Records in West Seattle. The line is longer than I thought. I also thought they were going to open the cafe at 6, but they didn’t, so now I’m just cold.
Trying to get Built To Spill’s first time ever release of Ultimate Alternative Wavers, and Soundgarden Superunknown for my buddy Ed.
They only let me buy 1 Built To Spill, and Superunknown doesn’t come out till June 3rd. There was some 10″ box set that came out today. This place is a madhouse!