Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Photo Essay: Saskatoon PRIDE Part II: The Festival, June 16, 2012

Text and photos © Robert Barry Francos / FFanzeen, 2012
Pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them
A link to many more photos at the end

After the PRIDE Parade, everyone gathered in Victoria Park for the festival, with music playing, booths with items for sale or representing encouraging group, writers, and then there was the beer garden.

The mucians playing that I witnessed were Jeffrey Straker (and band) and the wonderful Kirby Criddle. There were other acts after I left (Kinnie Starr, Boy and Gurl, and Run Romeo Run), but I had a long walk home. In all three years, the lead-off were drag king and queens doing lip-syncing to dance hits.


Writer Wes Funk signing his latest.

Rainbow cake.

Props to YWCA Saskatoon.

The Synagogue takes a stand.

Peter Garden, of Turning the Tide Bookstore

You are?

Some of the Rosebud Burlesque Troupe

Local politicans wear the rainbow flag.

Organizer, Brice Field

More politicans

Even more politicans... and where is the mayor?

Put a Ring on It...

It's fun to stay at the...

Jeffrey Straker and group

Didn't even know when I took the shot...

Jai Richards, of the Avenue Community Centre.

A bemused Miki Mappin

The line for food.

Kirby Criddle

Representing AIDS Saskatoon

More of my photos of the PRIDE Festival can be found HERE.