Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pride

The Knoxville Pride Festival was held yesterday afternoon and evening on Market Square. It featured food, rock and folk music, and performers from the Rainbow Club's Drag Show. Here you see Xena playing to the crowd. 
I like the diversity of events scheduled on the square. Some days you get drag, some days you get gospel music. I like it all.
There's so much going on in Knoxville this weekend, that I'll just have to overflow into tomorrow, when we'll take a trip down Thunder Road.

7 comments:

Jim said...

Kinda looks like a young Charo. I wonder if young people know who Charo is?

Strangetastes said...

I've never been to Knoxville but I'm happy to hear it is cosmopolitan enough to have a Pride Day. Based on pure guess, I wouldn't think much of the middle and small city South could handle that, but then you have the university.

The first pride parade I ever saw, quite by accident, was some years ago in Paris. It was the first time I heard The Macarena. Quite unforgettable!

Steve Buser said...

Looks like someone is really showing their pride.

Jules said...

This is such a hoot!!!

Sydney has a huge one each year too.

babooshka said...

Well that one has shocked me. A drag atrist. There's me thinking they'd me lynched before they got a note out. Live and let live, but I bet it wouldn't happen here. Shame.

Ming the Merciless said...

I love drag shows. The first time I saw a drag performance was when I was a college student in Louisiana and Ms. (Gay) World came to perform at a local gay club. She looked and sounded like Whitney Houston until my friends told me that (1) that's a boy; (2) she was lip syncing. :-)

Ming the Merciless said...

I think it's gay pride week in NYC this weekend.

I will definitely go check it out and take some photos. Stay tuned.