I had a lot of fun this year! I marched in the parade again with the Queer Nerd Alliance! The full gallery will be posted on my Flickr account. I saw a float of a bar where I shot photos of Mr. Long Beach Leather a while ago for LA Weekly. It was great meeting new people and seeing them proudly show their pride!
I look forward to next year, as well as the Pride event in LA!
The annual No Pants Metro Ride took place in Los Angeles on January 7th. Participants forgot to bring their pants, which is understandable.
I went to the North Hollywood Station and got some traditional photos of a friend walking to the gathering. It was interesting overhearing other people talking to each other or on the phone about what they were witnessing. Scandalous, right?
For anyone who does not know, it is recommended that you purchase a Metro Day Pass on your TAP card ($7 for a Day Pass and $8 if you need to purchase a TAP card and the Day Pass).
We headed downstairs to the Red Line to go to Union Station. We met with other groups, talk amongst ourselves, local commuters who were amused by what they saw, took photos, and then headed off to Downtown Santa Monica.
We went to Tongva Park where we took photos and the organizers had some words for us about the location of the after-party.
We walked in all of our pantsless glory to the Ma’Kai Lounge to debrief, party and have drinks. I always look forward to this event and I love forgetting to bring some pants. It’s all in good fun and comedy. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and new participants next year!
This year’s SantaCon seemed bigger than previous years, but I could be wrong.
We started out in Rockwell Table & Stage. There were some funny signs again this year. The place eventually got quite crowded. We then headed to Dave & Buster’s on Hollywood and Highland, followed by The Pink Taco and Saddle Ranch, Rage, Saint Felix, Big Wangs, and Outpost, Boardners, and finally Bar Sinister.
This year was a good one. In the past, I recall taking the Metro more, but we had “sleighs” to take us to each place. I got a Metro Day Pass to be safe, but I ended up getting a Sleigh Pass as well.