by Tuesday at 9:30 am•
Two weekends ago, Seattle PrideFest held a sort of do-over, and it was lovely — but it wasn't enough.
In normal times, whatever those are, Pride takes over the area around the Space Needle sometime in June, but this year everything was weird. Instead of the massive parade and Seattle Center hullabaloo, PrideFest sidled on up to Capitol Hill, where Pride used to take place, and took over a stretch of Broadway from the RiteAid to the FedEx.
Coupled with the Farmers Market on Sunday, PrideFest transformed what is usually a traffic-choked sewer-street into a pleasant stroll, filled with food trucks and vendors and lively stages. Based just on my strolling around for a few hours, I'd guess that it brought in a couple thousand revelers. The whole thing was blissful, and it should happen again. Just… maybe not on that weekend.Continue reading »