Sunday, June 12, 2011

LA PRIDE! and Celebrity Sightings

Pride was fantastic! OK we didn't even go to the parade this morning...but Friday night was a blast. Sara and I had decided to get a hotel that night so we could fully experience the evening and not have to worry about a place to park and how to get home. So right after work I met her at the hotel on Santa Monica Boulevard. She had brought me some dinner and we had a few drinks and were out the door. I'll say we timed that right, because just as we were walking outside, the Dyke March was parading past the hotel. We joined in and were happy to finally find where all the ladies at! There is something so comforting about looking around and seeing other people like you being happy. Other women holding hands with the people they love and not having to worry about what people think of them. I can hardly explain it.

The march made it's way to the West Hollywood Park where The Purple Party- Celebrating Women was just getting started. There was a main stage, food trucks, rainbow wrist bands, bars set up in tents giving away free t-shirts, and ladies, ladies, ladies. Not to mention celebrity gay ladies. As would call them, celesbians. Shortly after we got there, Dani from A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila walked by. Sara tried to get me to talk to her but it reminded me of when I was at a bar in Seattle and saw Sirbrina, also from the show. My friends Monique and Megan were determined to get me to hit on her and wrote my phone number down on a receipt for her. She wound up telling them that she wasn't into me because she liked femmes. Traumatized. So somehow I was too chicken to get a picture with Dani.

We also potentially saw Tim Gunn from Project Runway walking through the crowd (we will call him a celebrigay) along with a few of the Ladies from Showtime's, The Real L Word. The show helped sponsor the event and had a pretty big presence throughout the night. Ironically, Sara and I had just tuned into the premier of the second season last week and were pretty impressed. This season looks like it will be better than the last one. I was excited to see people from the show casually walking by. I had said to Sara, "Of all the people on The Real L Word, I would love to meet Sajdah. She seems really cool." Sure enough, we spotted her over by the stage. Sara grabbed me by the arm and said, "There she is, we're meeting her." We both shook hands with her and chatted for a bit. I was right, she is awesome. Excuse the crappy quality of the picture from my phone, but here it is. Way cool. We should be friends...just sayin ;)

Whitney from The Real L Word (not only the new season but season one as well) was also there introducing Macy Gray to the stage.

I also had my picture taken with a big dancing vagina!!! We had a blast, what can I say. Best time of the year. Next year Sara won't have finals and we'll rock the whole three days of it.

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