Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fabulous highlights of West Hollywood's Gay Pride Parade 14th June 2009 - Part three...

Along with the fabulous floats and costumes in WEHO's annual Pride Parade celebrations, there was also a fantastic selection of bikes, cars, buses, trucks and other modes of transport.

Gay cowboys travel by horse
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade cowboy 2009
It's a fair walk from Crescent Heights to the finish line at Robertson Blvdas the Parade winds its way through the heart of West Hollywood along Santa Monica Blvd, so if you're on foot (or in heels), it may be wise to hitch a lift on a float or find another way to get from A to B. 

Some people choose to ride horseback
Horse riding cowboys WEHO Gay Pride Parade 2009

American gay pride
Stars and stripes cowboy West Hollywood Pride Parade 2009
Keeping to the Western theme, others choose to travel the route in a horse-drawn stagecoach...  
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 stagecoach
Others hopped aboard the rainbow Steam-train to travel the Parade in style...
Rainbow steamtrain at West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
The more dramatic amongst the participants chose far less conventional modes of transport, like a can of Spam to highlight the new Monty Python musical, Spamalot, opening in L.A. on 7th July to 6th September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown L.A.

Monty Python's Spamalot - The Musical float
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 Spamalot float
Next up is quite possibly the gayest car ever and one I would gladly like to own (at the weekends at least). 
Mirrorball classic car
Mirrorball classic car West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
It's such a shame the sun wasn't shining when this went by as it would have been even more of a dazzling spectacle.
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 Glitterball car
There were also other classic cars amidst the Parade...
Vintage car at West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
Including some that had been decorated just for the occasion...
Maid up car West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
There was also a vintage fire-truck...
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 classic firetruck
Plus there was Micky's Flaming Gay Bar's more modern fire engine, which was a sight in itself, adorned with plenty of buff dancing go-go boys.
Hot firemen at West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
West Hollywood hot guys at Gay Pride Parade 2009
West Hollywood firetruck go-go boys at Pride Parade 09
Just like 2008's WEHO Pride Parade Micky's strutting studs didn't fail to entertain the crowds (we're so easily pleased).
Micky's Fire engine West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 Micky's bar hunks
Firetruck hunks at West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
There were Bears on truck floats... 
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 Bears
And manly looking leather-clad bikers...
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 eagle LA bikers
Motorbike riders at West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
Plus cyclists in all shapes and sizes...

Cycling Sister of Perpetual Indulgence
Cycling sister at West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
This year The Abbey bar chose to lead a marching band with a flag waving muscle man atop a van.
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 Abbey float
Abbey muscle man West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009
Evian water had a car accompanied by pink hot-pant wearing buff gents on roller-skates (trying desperately not to fall over - methinks they hadn't practiced in a while, or ever?). 
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 roller-skate hunks
Even though they provided some fun visual splendour, Evian was sadly lacking in the provision of free liquid refreshment this year (at least the June gloom kept the sun from beating down and our thirst at bay for a few hours). 
West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade 2009 hot skateboard guy
Finally for today, this pert skaterboy, shows how to conserve your energy on a skateboard for the festivities after the Parade.

Don't miss my fourth installment of WEHO Pride 2009 coverage tomorrow...

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