Get out your glitter and metallic skintight rainbow spandex; it’s the annual San Francisco Gay Pride celebration! Interested in finding something…colorful to do this weekend? Beginning Saturday, June 28th at 12:00 p.m., thousands will gather for the LGBT Pride Celebration, taking place at the heart of the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza. With countless musical performers, costumes, and of course a parade, the 2014 pride theme is “Color Our World With Pride.”
Based on the San Francisco Chronicle feature, “Are You A Pride Veteran or Virgin?” here are a few dressing tips for beginners from pride experts, Tony Bravo and Carolyne Zinko.
If you think wearing a funny hat or wig will make you stand out at the festival, think again. NOTHING…I repeat…nothing will make you stand out. Not even going completely and utterly stark naked. So gear up with all the goofy, fabulous fashionable (and unfashionable) attire you can find. And don’t forget a smile!
I know they’re freaking awesome, but do yourself a favor and put away though 6-inch stiletto, jeweled high heels. Trust me; you will want to kill yourself after an hour. Not only will people step on you (which they will), you will be walking a lot! If you absolutely must wear the hell-heels, bring a pair of flats to change into.
I know it’s tempting, but try to refrain from wearing rainbow everything. I mean, no one will really blame you, but the veterans will be wearing one or two tastefully selected rainbow pieces,
Go entirely nuts with the gltter, but just know that it won’t come off of you until Winter.
Summer in San Francisco is not usually warm enough for a tiny tutu-pasty combination, but by all means…freeze to death. If you feel like being smart, bring a sweater.
And that’s pretty much it. Get wild, make friends, have a blast, and don’t make the mistake of assuming anyone’s gender. We’ll see you there!