Fremont Solstice Parade (2023)

✍️ 🕑 • Series: Steve in Seattle • Tags: paradessummersolsticeNSFW • Places: Fremont

Hello again, readers!

I realize I haven't updated this blog in forever, and I have good excuses for that. The main ones are work, mononucleosis, and work again, in that order. I'm actually still kinda under the weather and tired out easy, which gives me a good excuse to stay at home and work on music instead of this blog.

In the meantime, though, Chelsea and I spent a little bit of time yesterday enjoying the solstice parade in the quirky Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. I brought my camera with me, but I didn't really think of the outing in photographic terms -- I wanted to enjoy the parade, and enjoy being out and about without stressing myself and my body too much.

The sun! At last!
The sun! At last! open_in_full   info

The parade bills itself as a kaleidoscope of human expression, and that is absolutely true. It was a joyful, joyful event, with people being absolutely psyched to welcome summer, and with a great variety of body paint, costumes, and floats. Written words are banned per the wishes of the Fremont Art Council. Creativity and expression rule the day.

The first portion of the parade, or perhaps the pre-parade consisted of a great variety of cyclists, many of whom were nude.

So, yes I caution that many of the photos in this post include nudity. Please take that into account and continue reading!