Monday, June 30, 2008
Gaylandia 1: Saturday Torsos
The Gay, Etc. Pride events have mutated from a march and Sunday gathering at Civic Center into a whole month's worth of activities and rainbow flag waving and film festivals and what have you.
The event is particularly ruthless about its Civic Center plaza real estate, closing down the underground garage for the whole weekend and kicking out the weekly farmer's market on Sunday.
On Saturday, it wasn't very crowded, except in this little parking lot on Grove Street across from the main library where Latin go-go boys looked to be enjoying themselves as much as those who were ogling them.
Adding to the general sensual ambience was one of my favorite local street people, whose face is getting more grizzled with each year, but whose torso wouldn't look out of place on one of the gyrating dancing boys.