You can always tell when you've had a good Pride when you wake up in the morning and there are ten empty bottles of Champagne waiting to be recycled.
This year we had a gay old time with new friends and old enjoying the 40th Annual L.A. Pride Parade through the heart of West Hollywood.
I love Gay Pride, wherever you are it's the day dedicated to celebrating gay culture and not being afraid to be who you are and to love who you want to.
West Hollywood Pride fabulousness
Over the next few days I'll share with you some of the fabulous images from the gloriously sunny June morning.
I managed to snap about 650 photos so I make no apologies for the quantity, so sit back and delight in the spectacle of the colour, costumes, fun, pride and love that was all around.
Parade Grand Marshals Kelly and Sharon Osbourne
This year reality television mother and daughter act, Kelly and Sharon Osbourne, were the Pride Parade's Grand Marshals for 2010.
This was my third West Hollywood Pride and each year I always forget how many politicians and attorney's take part in the Parade.
Congresswoman Judy Chu (32nd District of California)
Whilst I appreciate their support, I do sometimes think they have ulterior motives and it's just about them capitalising on this huge captive audience (but that's just the cynic in me).
Make Me A Supermodel's finalist Ronnie Kroell
Luckily there were other exciting celebrities to entertain the crowds and show their support like the adorable Make Me A Supermodel's 'Ronnie Kroell', himself gay, who's modeling in the June issue of Playgirl for charity.
On The Red Carpet TV hosts
TV presenters Rachel Smith and Chris Balish from On The Red Carpet were also a part of the Parade.
Actress Jennifer Gimenez
Actress and model Jennifer Gimenez seemed to be having a good time joining in with the pride festivities, as was CNN newscaster and the titular host of 'Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell'.
CNN presenter Jane Velez-Mitchell
Attorney and equality activist Gloria Allred
Attorney and equality advocate 'Gloria Allred' was driven by a friend of ours, who hilariously dressed up as her drag double (the resemblance was uncanny).
Latino TV celebrities
Latino TV personalities Stephanie Bradford, Carlos Alvarez and La Chiquibaby joined in with the fun Pride Parade spirit.
Prince Frederic von Anhalt for Governor
Adding to the spectacle was also Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband in his horse drawn carriage. Apparently Prince Frederic von Anhalt is running for California Governor, maybe he has more money than sense, or maybe he'd do a better job than Arnold Schwarzenegger (I mean it's not hard to do a worse job right?).
Pride 2010 beefcake
So aside from all the celebrities, personalities and famous names, there was also the usual riotous display of hunky men, dazzling drag queens and lots of people having fun and entertaining the local crowds.
I also like when big corporations join in and show their support, whether its with a float like Macy's or just employees marching as part of a gay social club.
The Pride Parade can be a very unifying experience. You see people there from all walks of life, all genders, colours and creeds, from young and old to gay and straight.
I always love to see families in the crowds with their children, it makes me feel like there's hope for the next generation if these kids can grow up realising everyone should be equal and being gay is just a natural part of life.
Obviously they also get to see how creative and talented a group of people we are too.
And whilst we're celebrating we also find time to educate about the important issues that effect gay life.
Like the inequalities of same-sex marriage not being legal, the unfair secrecy that gays still have to face in the army, plus healthcare and social issues that we affect our community.
After two and half hours of costumes, characters and creativity I'm still left wanting more though.
If you like these photos from this year's Parade be sure to check out my photos from West Hollywood's Pride 2008 and 2009.
Then come back tomorrow for more visual delights from L.A.'s 40th Pride Parade.
Until then enjoy...