So I am loving this city so much lately (if you’ve read some of my other posts you’ll know that I just moved into a turn-of the-last-century apartment in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver) and this weekend Denver just knocked it out of the park. Work was tedious and stressful yesterday, but my wonderful friends drove all the way from Boulder to come and see my new place. We drank wine, played board games, admired the cats, and then headed out to enjoy some nightlife. Drinks and pizza at City O’ City (my new favorite place), and then some fried confection at Voodoo Doughnuts. Needless to say, I slept in this morning. It was the first time in a looooong time that I had no obligations to get up for, and the temperature was cool enough that sleeping was comfortable. When I did finally get up I heard crowds. Cheering. And honking. And more cheering.
Denver Pride Fest 2017 was happening right in Cap Hill and my apartment was at the epicenter. I had seen plenty of flags and colorfully dressed people the night before but figured most of the festivities must have happened Saturday while I was at work in Louisville. I was wrong! I threw on my lemon tree dress- a colorful summer print seemed very appropriate for the occasion- grabbed my Nikon, and headed out into the festivities. I happened to catch most of the pride parade as it passed by on Colfax Ave. The cheering, the glee, the colors, the emotions were all running high today. Here are some of my favorite photos.