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Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006, 05:18 am
stockholm pride parade

i had such a great time yesterday! i went to see the stockholm pride parade, and it was so much fun. they were expecting 15,000 participants and 150,000 people lining up to watch. they were kind of off. the parade ended up with 30,000 participants and 450,000 people flocking to see. it was AWESOME. love it! :D

(considering sweden has approx. 9 million inhabitants, having half a million attend a pride event is pretty damn incredible! yey!)

i snapped a loooot of photo's. big surprise. at first i tried to select just a few to show, but then i realized i'd be much happier just trying to put up as much as possible so that you could kind of feel like you too were there watching. so.. i put up 87 photo's at killtoknow. HEHHEE. it's all split into 9 pages so hopefully it'll be fine to view.

pride 06

click the lovely drag queen above to reach the first page.

anyway. there were loads of drag queens (we all know i love drag queens a whole lot, right? in spirit, i'm totally a drag queen) and spectacular outfits, but there were even more wonderful people in very regular clothes as well. it's great to see the two mix. also, there were several swedish celebrities and politicians - i got crap photo's of most of them because i lack the real paparazzi gene. oh, i'm real good at spotting celebs, i just don't really think to photograph them.

okay. so. had fun! eh.. going back to sleep now. will post tons of holiday pictures later today, i believe (unless i get stuck for too many hours at ikea).



pride jennie 06

it's all about the accessories, hahaha! go purple bling! oh, you can't tell, but i was also wearing my new ridiculous ring that is huge - it's pink fake blingy stones in the shape of a princess crown! HAHAHA! ..the top of my boobs has turned pink, though. just what i needed - a new freakish "tan."

Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
warsop

I lovelovelove Pride Parades. I really do.

And I love your photographs. You've got a great eye. I'm sitting here with a huge grin on my face from looking at your pictures of the parade. :D

Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
somabish: yeyyy :)

me too, i adooooore pride parades, and yesterdays was just absolutely awesome. i just love the whole vibe, and the cheering, and the blaring music, and almost everybody just smiling like crazy, regardless if they're in the parade or just watching. and again, i love drag queens so much, hehe. :D

Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
sarin_girl

awesome pics! :)

I love the colour!

Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006 09:40 am (UTC)
somabish: :)

thanks!

i'm not entirely thrilled with them - i'm starting to get very, very antsy about getting a new digital camera. there's so much improvement i could have with regards to actual quality. while i couldn't bring a bigger camera in to concerts, i'd much prefer a digital slr for all my other photography. i don't know if it's a sign of age on my camera, but it's really hard to get any good depth of field most of the time, and it really can't handle white colours in sunshine well.

i miss having a real good lense to use as well. i can only do 4 x optical zoom on my canon and i just can't get close enough to get the kind of detail i want on people when it comes to this kind of event where i end up a bit further away than i want to. i get serious camera envy because all around me are men, men, and more men with bigass lenses and (d)slr's. argh. :)

i'm hoping to pick up a dslr next spring. here's hoping.

Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
onemagictrick

Great pics :D Jonas Gardell is one of my favourite Swedes ever. The guy sitting next to him is some TV-personality, isn't he? I recognize him from somewhere...