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Long Beach Pride ’15

I was mainly there for the parade, but didn’t plan on being it this one because I didn’t know who was walking it and figured would be there after the step off anyways by about 10 minutes, but ended up be more like 30 or 40 because one segment on track on the blue line was being upgraded. What I did instead was skate up and down the parade route a number of times and just took photos like that.

After the parade was over there were some people having a little parties in their places along the street, much of which was residential. Many people saw me on my blades and thought that was very cool, and when they found me later and mentioned that.

While on my way home I met some people who were at RuPaul’s Dragcon which also happened this weekend. I knew about it before and thought about it, but did’t know what to expect since it was the first one. I was told it was a bit of a mess but still fun. And that there was a lot of good costumes there. So, I think I might consider it for next year, I’m sure it will be all kinds of crazy so let see what happens.

Anywho, LB Pride photos.


Chinese New Year ’15 Photos

The funny part was, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to go down for it. I had few friends convince me to and yeah, good idea. I didn’t get a lot of photos but what was awesome was the fact I did get fed. A well fed shark is a happy shark.

I did some more experimentation of the camera settings and I do believe I’m getting closer to the visual style I want, but there is still more to be done. Also, there is video coming.

Can’t want to see whats next.


Betty DeGeneres

Here is my photo with her taken by a friend of mine, with his camera. And while I have time I want to mention a couple of weird things that happened to me that day. There was this one dude that came up to me believing I was someone he knew, and sadly I was clueless so I asked him to help me figure it out. I let him know I was straight and said back “yeah, you don’t seem to give out a gay vibe at all.” Talked shortly then he took off, but not before first giving me a hug then trying to make out with me. Wow, I’ll sure remember him now.

Another guy that I ran into while hang with some other friends of mine that had joined, decided to lock arms with me and started walking off. I started laughing.

Oh man, can’t wait for ned year.


LA Pride ’14 Photos

As I do every year during the parade, I find myself a way in. This year I was with PFLAG and we were asking to wear red. I put on my shawarma shirt. I got there about 20 minutes later then I wanted to but even then I was still early. I put on my blades and rode from the end of the route to where everyone was gathering, found my group, introduced myself and hung for a bit. I also saw there was some time left before everything started so I went over to see the other floats, talked to some other people and took more photos.

After, 20 minutes we got on Santa Monica Blvd and started walking along the street and soon after our group was announced I hear the name Betty DeGeneres. I rolled up to her and asked “Ellen’s mother?” I gave her a hug and said that I love her daughter. I later got a photo with her which was taken by a friend using his camera so I’ll post that later. While the parade was going on I’ve heard a name shouted out to me a few times and each one I know was to me, Jared Leto. A nice hand full of people called me over, wanted to give me hugs, get photos with me, and play with my hair some. Some other people called me Jesus… [sigh], lame.

After the parade came to an end I, as every year went up and down the blvd to find other people and things to take photos of. After a while I ran into a guy I know and then some others and just ended up hanging out together. At one point I took a photo of one person, talked for a bit and she asked how we’ve like the festival also going. I told her we don’t have tickets because we didn’t want to have to spend $20 per person and then asked, “how many of you ate there here?” and just handed us some free passes. Much love to her.

We went inside and by then it was already getting kind of dark. Wandered around, hung out and had more people stop me saying they love my hair. I’m kind of glad I kept it long for this because I had thought about cutting my hair before the event but I was advised to do so afterwards.

Also, to many hot lesbians


LA Pride ’14

I’m always excited for this event every year because of how big it is and how much fun I have wandering around and talking to everyone who are so out right bizarre and hilarious. Last year when I was with the NOH8 Campaign in the parade and hung out with Christina Milian for a good part of the afternoon. I can only imagine what kind of insanity and cool new people I’ll met with this year.


LA Pride ’13 Photos

That was a good day, it was really was. Here is how the day went. I went over with a friend of mine and took the bus and dropped off near where the parade was going to end. and then started heading up to the start while also taking some other photos along the way. Found the protesters, trolled them shortly and then started heading to the beginning of the parade route again. I was walking with the NOH8 Campaign group, or in my case, they were walking while I was on my blades. It actually took quite awhile for our group to start moving but it was nice when it finally did. As we went a long the route I found more people with interesting shirts and other costumes I took more photos of.

After the parade was over people would either go into the festival or just hang around Santa Monica Blvd and just party along there. Met some people promoting Bent Con, letting me know some nerds are gay, which is true because I know many gay nerds. Got a free coupon for a burrito at Chipotle, and one of the girls with the group gave me an orange cowboy hat. Ran into some of the Angel City Derby Girls again like I did back during the last CicLAvia like 2 months ago, and they got a game coming up this weekend. Later I found myself dancing for some of the people at Eddie’s Barber Shop, and by dancing I mean head banging and thrashing around because I don’t dance. They thought I was awesome anyways. Walked around more, talked to other people and took more photos, and took part of all kinds of wackiness.

I also met Christina Milian during the parade. She also joined in with the NOH8 group and didn’t even recognize her. And to think I spend a good part of my afternoon talking to her not realizing who she really was.

It just upsets me that it has to end.


It never fails

From the Chinese New Year event saturday. Almost every parade here in LA you will see these people. To bad for them.


Nisei Festival ’12

So I friend of mine was telling me about this earlier in the week and invited me to join in so I figured why not. So the whole deal of the event is about Japanese Americans and how they are a part of our culture and to celebrate it. It started off with me meeting with some people at this one little staged area during a cosplay competition in which the winner and other favorites won some kind of figurine. so then it was wondering around some more, taking more photos and mainly talking to other people there. And finally the parade. It was rather short and I hung with this one group and took some photos of them as the walked the route. It was strange because I’m a little more used to being in a parade on my rollerblades and taking photos from there, because i’m baller like that. I guess it’s because I didn’t expect that to happen, oh well.

Let the festival commence