Amsterdam Pride 2012

Along with several thousand other people, we made our way to the Prinsengracht to watch the Amsterdam 2012 Pride Parade on Saturday.

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The Parade was as wonderful as any I’ve been to or participated in. Though it was interesting to watch the crowd, as I’ve never seen a crowd so difficult to rile up! Only one float got a real reaction out of them in the 4 hour parade, and that was the group doing the actions to YMCA.

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My large camera brings all the boys to my yard … ?

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These guys were wonderful and everyone did stop and respond when the bugle played and they saluted the crowds.

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The queens.

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The queen Queen. Good ol’ Bea!

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Some of the expressions I captured were just priceless!

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The Dancers are always full of energy! (I’m not sure anything could have stopped this guy!)

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There is s unique logistical problem with holding the Parade on the canals. For the first time ever, I’ve seen the floats actually float. But they also have to get under bridges. So what you get, is a lot of floats being air filled, like jumping castles, that get hauled down and deflated at the last minute.

Though this solution was elegantly executed also …

The other popular theme this year was ticker tape cannons. So I’ll leave you today with this shot.

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Have a Rainbow filled day, and life, My Fabulous Fishies! *air kisses*

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