Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fremont Solstice Parade

Seattle is a rather eclectic and eccentric city. Yesterday was the annual Fremont Solstice Parade (Fremont is one of the districts here in Seattle). Though an unofficial part of it, the headlining point of this parade is always the naked bicyclist (hundreds of them) that take over the street immediately before the parade begins. They are painted in body paint to degrees of barely painted, to fully painted.. to fully bare, to somewhat bare. That's not the only part of the parade that's a little ......different than 
parades you'll find most places.


Parade participants consist of community groups and there's everything from drag queens, children on stilts, a geoduck float, a giant dung beetle float, floating spaghetti monster, lots of belly dancers, a giant beach ball, people giving out free hugs, marching bands, kickball teams, some others that honestly I have no idea even what they were supposed to be and of course zombies.



Fremont is also home to the troll that lives under the bridge and a statue of Lenin.

The Troll

If you like to view more photos of the Fremont Solstice Parade they can be found here and here

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