Sunday, July 05, 2009

Drag March 2009!

Last week, Bam and I were in the bedroom when we heard drums pounding down the street. We knew instantly it was the annual DRAG MARCH and that, once again, we'd failed to prepare. It's one of our favorite marches because it's small and motley, and really organic.

I furiously grabbed for the drag bag but only managed to spill it all over the bedroom before we had to race out of the house and down into the street to join the ladies marching into the sunset.
"We're here, we're queer--we're fabulous don't fuck with us!"
This lovely flower girl passed out Queer Nation stickers. I got one that read "Fuck your Gender!"
Every time a camera came out, she leaned on a parked car and pretended she couldn't carry on.
I saw many friends in the march. Hi Bradford!
The march goes from Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, across 9th street and into the West Village. She is happy to be here! The street sign above her wig reads "Christopher Street".

We end in front of the Stonewall Inn, where the crowd gathers to bust into a rousing rendition of "Over the Rainbow". This being the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, it was a special one. Press play below to watch for yourself:

Just afterwards, we looked up into the sky and saw the most amazing clouds. I've never seen clouds like these. They were like something out of Oz.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Jesse, the last pic is amazing, it's almost unrealistic, clouds are like bubbles or balloons, a really nice shot. Happy you had fun ^^
Hugs and love


carmel said...

the clouds look like a whole bunch of firm buttocks.

Tony said...

Hey Jesse -

Here is my characteristically pedantic response to your weird cloud formation picture:

Carmel's "buttocks" idea was close, but not quite on the mark.
Scientific label for clouds like those is "mammatocumulus," or "mammatus" clouds, according to Wikipedia.

The term is derived from the Latin word for udder.
So is the term "mammary glands," for tits, boobs, hooters, etc in humans.

Since presumably few participants in the Drag Parade naturally possess working udders, Mother Nature must have decided to supply them for the occasion.

(Found the connection to Wikipedia at Tima Vlasto's page on, .)

Jesse Archer said...

Tony, that is hysterical.