So being one of a few tokens at work I’m requested to ride on our company float every year in the Pridefest parade. I’m happy to do my part by providing some muscular stock, plus my company has an excellent domestic partner policy, which has save us some substantial health insurance dough. We start at Cheesman Park near my house, then down Colfax to Civic Center Park. Its a lot of fun and there’s a wonderful range of groups from serious action and political committees to the extreme and outrageous too.
Here’s some photos I snapped along the way. But first – a shout out to the folks at “Bob Enyart Ministries” – who need a bit of continuity in their sign detail. Bob Enyart is Denver’s Fred Phelps wanna-be, but his crew lacks the enthusiasm and gusto to really step it up. There were only about 10 people along the route this year – and they looked really bored.
ok the sign: So one reads “We Are Here Because We Care.” Another sign reads “Homos Are Filthy Perverts.” (Also it appears they forgot the S on Perverts because it was drawn in with a darker color and crammed in at the end.)
Can’t they be SLIGHTLY more consistent? Either be cordial and nice, or be a complete dick and draw my photo with flames stenciled over my face. You can’t call some scum and then tell them you care about them.
Anywho this lady above kept shielding her face with her “Repent” placard but I tricked her into putting it down when I handed her a Starburst. (Orange if I recall correctly.)
Ok sorry – on to the fun photos and some regular sites on Colfax.
Here’s a nice neighborhood on Franklin Street north of Cheesman Park
This nice lady was waiting patiently to cross the street until the car behind me stopped. We were wondering where she was going.
This is Charlies – a long time bar/club along the route. Good Times is next door – and they sell delicious mini Bambino hamburgers.
Here’s some stores along Colfax. Starbucks please don’t.
Here’s the new building for Argonaut Liquors.
This company is called “Melt” and makes really good soaps and lip balms. They have a store in Cherry Creek Mall. My mom really likes their stuff.
Here’s the traffic we were holding up going back to the park.