Tuesday, June 11, 2019

CANDYLAND


Well dear readers….the Mistress is on his own again. after another long weekend of out of town guest, and a long weekend of the Philadelphia Pride festivities. Monday was ugly to say the least, with my guest and I nursing ourselves back to normal. The pride parade and all the shows were a huge hit, and I hear the crowds almost tripled to what they expected. Having been before, this year felt different. It was everybody coming together as one, having a good time, and showing our numbers and supporters are only growing bigger. I was blow away at the number of people I met many who said they just came out right before pride to  their loved ones and friends, and this was there first pride. Very exciting. How times have changed. Back in the day, very few would march in a parade for fear of being recognized and harassed, many having objects thrown at them. There was a chant I heard on a documentary once, "Off the curb and into the street", and when someone would step into the street,  the crowd would roar. At one point I did get a bit overcome with tears seeing everybody get along and wondered what our fore friends would think, and then thought this was for them. While we do have to keep going forward, we can't give up. I met some swell people this weekend,  some new friends, and another couple blog readers that caught up with us. What a packed revelry it was. And to my knowledge the evil protesters, which are in high numbers usually...were almost non-existent.

Here's what happens when your Mistress eats baked beans the night before.

Comac Street dedecked with color.

This was the Stonewall float, that will go on to New York's Pride next.

The Mummers even made an appearance.
It was very cool to see many straight families too. Just think, to these little children they will grown up seeing this as the normal, which it is. I loved the below photo I got.

I love me some of Cooper, another reader, who shocked me by coming to see the Boylesque show.

Courtesy of  my Social Director, Anita Moorecock.

At the parade I had a chance encounter and the honor of talking with Grayson, the guy in the middle who just went through gender reassignment surgery. This was his first pride since the transition and couldn't state enough just how freeing it was. His boyfriend I met later...what a cute couple they were, and how brave and inspiring. You go boy!!!!!!!! I was honored he let me take a picture.

It's Bev Bitch!

Preston and his new boy capture a cute but hot moment!!!! Sometimes my clan can get me choked up, even though I'd have no problem being the butter between that bread!!!!!

And the self expression was out and the more power to these individuals for expressing themselves, not repressing themselves.

Take it, take it, take it to the runway gurl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dorothy switches it up....

Avant-garde realness. These trans were everything.

A ex co-worker, and friend Patrice, and her friend Aaron. Love the make up MAC did for them ! I'm here to tell you, Patrice's has the most beautiful skin. And a beautiful soul too.

Cute boy alert.

Nightmare is putting it mildly.

Love this shot!!!! Our friend Mark. I do believe even ole. Benny Franklin atop of city hall even had on colored beads!

Most of the bars and lounges poured out into the streets, shutting them down, 13th and 14th became virtually one big long dance floor.
Another street, Pine Street also shut down, as the crowd at Ubar also pouring into the streets. I was also very impressed by the assets of the guy in the white shorts and pink tank top.
Here's is reader Boy Morgan on the far right,  with his group of friends, two of which are in the play Legally Blonde the musical. I told him his fur was making me purrrrrrrrrrr. It was great finally meeting you!

Competing with me in the stable of boys is the Mahogany Empress, who's peeps posed for this picture at Penns Landing. If our two houses ever meet up for a party.....ohhhhh dear. When are you guys coming to the Raven pool!?!?!?! They all were also kind to come see the show.

I have no idea why, but I loved these three older gents carrying these flags as they were leaving away from the parade when it was over.

Even at 11pm Sunday evening 13th street was still packed with dancing to house music in the streets.

WHAT A PRIDE!!! I would have sworn the whole city was gay!!!!!!!

 Now one more to go...the big one....NEW YORK CITY BABY!!! If anyone is going to be attending, I have included the link in the side bar for New York's most excellent website. I strongly urge you to view it as to see time of the parade and festival, venues, and over 50➕ events and parties happening, to many to mention. It's a great guide, and in addition, our Queen has announced she will be now performing the closing act of the Pride Island festival.....Madonna herself. I best rest up right quick, with so many international mens coming over to the big apple, plus Bunny! Oy vey.

45 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL PIX OF PEOPLE HAVING FUN AND CELEBRATING WHO THEY ARE! and the menz - (faints) - morgan and all the others!

    but, dear maddie, billy penn is on top (heh heh heh) of city hall, not ben franklin.

    LOVE IS LOVE! PRIDE DAY IS EVERY DAY!

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    1. billy penn....forgive her...she is still drunk.

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    2. I meant Billy Penn tootes. It is the gin, what can I tell you.

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  2. Wow, looks wonderful! And you even had Mummers!

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  3. I needed these pictures, thank you Maddie.

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  4. Mistress.....I truly treasured this post as you featured so many facets of the community and supporters. I heard the city was INSANE! Adoring the little girls and Grayson, happy at last!!!! But I must say props to Ms Moorecock for capturing some incriminating footage. Your are quite something, and very inspiring. I even had some goose pimps viewing some of the pictures.

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  5. Great pics. I know that the changes have come slowly for those who needed and worked for the changes the most, but I'm still going to express how amazing and obvious the changes have been.

    A couple years ago, as I was watching my town's pride parade, it occurred to me that every major corporation, almost every local politician and public servant, and tons of churches had floats - meaning that the movement was thoroughly and entirely mainstream.

    It's happened, and it makes me want to celebrate the fact that change can happen.

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    1. I agree with you. Same here with sponsors. We have them who years ago never would be in the parade. It was great to see the Mummers this years.

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  6. BEAUTFIUL!!!!!!! I want so badly to do Philly Pride one year.

    I also have the feeling your international Men of the world count will spike after New York's Pride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I was thinking it would be a good time to get caught up on my men of the world clandestines.

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  7. What a wonderful parade and event. And I love that the crowds of huge and the meanies non-existent.

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  8. 1- Your body moves like fluid. bitch.

    2- I have no doubt when you fart, glitter and confetti comes out

    3- Candy Land indeed!!!!! What magic it all looks like.

    4- Madonna. Im there.

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  9. So glad you had a wonderful time and thank you for representing the community. I always thank those you participate in going...it's important. You have made this old fart's night with his colorful pictures and such inspiration in the crowds. Certainly looks like a good turn out.

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  10. The photos were awesome and your commentary made me feel like I was there, especially when you highlighted some cute guy's butt! LOL! I know you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Between LA Pride and my birthday is was a weekend for me for sure. I would also like to experience Philly Pride one years too. Living for your post and really does show to embrace all.

    Now....when I visit can I get a private lap dance?

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    1. I can only imagine you at pride. And Happy Birthday by the way. How does it feel to be an old fart now?

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  12. Wow, looks like fun, I need to get out more often.

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  13. What a great celebration. No wonder it took you so long to post. And the boy overload! *Swoon! Thanks for the sugar rush.

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    1. I guess you and sixpense will have to come to Philly!!!!

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    2. Would love to do that sometime!

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  14. If that’s what happens when you eat beans - a word of advice honey - stay away from chick peas.

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  15. I had a great time and loved you show. Especially when the cock fell out!!!! Philly had one of the most festive prides I've been too....and the men there. HOLY COW do you have hot boys there. Again loved meeting and seeing you!!!!! Great post.

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    1. I'd love to see that in person....looks amazing. And a turn on.

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  16. It was candyland indeed and a magical day. The city was off the hook and every part of the city had the community in it. My peeps adored you and yes.....the raven gurl! But after seeing your bits, how can I face you handsome. Bahahahahaha

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  17. How festive vitch!!!!!! You have made my day. I should have you do your routine at my show when you come to Ptown later this summer. That's amazing. But I'm not shocked you can kick your legs that high.

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    1. holy shit! I just watched that video; it's a side of maddie I've never seen before! holy shit!

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  18. What festive pictures!!!! I love pride days. Amsterdam is always entertaining.

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  19. There are those who say such parades are no longer needed, but, honestly, if they ever stopped having them, I believe all the old restrictions would come back over night. So here's to even bigger parades in the future.

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  20. I'm doing nyc pride too! Philadelphia looks like it was a great time. I love all the different fashion....youd never see that here. And boy morgan....is 5here a glow stick in your shorts, or were you just happy to see Maddie?!?!?!?

    HAPPY Pride!

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    1. That was no glow stick cutie, wink wink! It's the Mistress's fault...I thought he was sexy.

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  21. LOVE THIS!!!!!! That's looked packed and a good time.

    And are Preston and his man looking for a boyfriend???? They are hot!

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  22. Lovely lovely lovely!!!!!

    You were alway known for your high kicks. You'll probably be limber till 90 girl.

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  23. I am stunned! This is amazing !

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  24. Girlfriends of mine went up to Philly's pride and told me I really missed out, Now I know what their were talking about. Looks very fun. I would love to see that Boylesque show...even though girls float my boat. That clip is amazing.

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  25. Those are wonderful pics, and I'm glad you had a great time. Was that you in the video? Dayum!

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    1. Thanks tootes! Yes...hence the posion ivy kicks!!!!!!

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  26. Another bright and colourful Pride Parade! So much going on, but a stand out for me are those three avant-garde in red-&-black trans'. They really have a "look"!

    Thanks for sharing, Mistress!

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