Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Pride Recap

As some of you are aware, as Empress of Gayness for Wyoming I felt it my duty to represent Laramie properly at Pride last weekend. Here's a quick recap of the weekend.


  • Heard from Scott: he couldn't go along, as work wouldn't let him off. Decided to go alone after all, as I needed to get the hell out of town before I killed someone.
  • Drop puppies off at the vet's for shots and boarding at 10am Leave town by 10:30am
  • Get stuck in construction/accident traffic south of Cheyenne. Don't care, as the mood is already lightened and the gay dance music is blasting. Roll down windows and open sunroof to work on tan and enjoy fresh air while parked for 30 minutes on I-25
  • Some new clothes, which were needed anyway, on the way south
  • Arrival at Jerry's condo at 2pm- cute place. Made myself a cosmo while waiting for the "girls" to show up.
  • Jerry and Chuck showed up, and we went out to the pool with their neighbors Mary and Megan. Drinking commenced poolside at about 2:30pm - frozen cosmos! We finished off a new bucket easily.
  • Ed and Shawn arrived about 4pm
  • 5pm: Change of clothes, and off to dinner - a faboo Mexican restaurant. Margaritas may have been involved.
  • Off to BJ's Carousel, a bar that was featuring some scary drag. Long Beach Iced Tea's were involved. After 30 minutes of scary drag, we left.
  • On to the Wrangler - Free drinks from 10-11pm if you took off your shirt. I happily paid for my drinks.
  • Needless to say, I was blissfully intoxicated by this point. Something may have happened on the patio, but none of the bitches who are aware will say shit, right? Remember...you like my house and my bar. And you fear me.
  • Quick Batman....to Charlie's! There we met up with more of the Laramie crew. More Long Beaches. And Jemai, a gorgeous black man who flirted shamelessly with most of us. And unexepectedly bit my nipple - hard. OUCH. I don't like pain. It hurts me. I did, however, like Jemai. ;)
  • The bar closed at about 2am, and Travis drove me back "home." 12 hours of drinking. Woohoo!


  • Wake up way too early. 3-4 hours of sleep is NOT enough, even at the tender age of 29.
  • Drive my sleepy self near the park to watch the parade with Jerry and Chuck. We had viewing stands. And mimosas.
  • Walk behind the parade and meet up with most everyone at some point.
  • Damn it's hot. Walk around looking at booths and all the men running around in next to nothing. Tasty!
  • Wander over for lunch at Subway on the 16th street mall and a nice cold (and coffee-laden) Charbucks Frapaccino.
  • A bit more wandering, then the loooooong walk back to the car. Exhaustion + heat = sleepy. Drive self back to condo.
  • Meet back up with Mary, Chuck, Jerry, and Shawn for more pool fun. No cocktails. Yet.
  • It starts to rain late in the afternoon, so we went inside and watched a movie. Well, I watched one while everyone else drifted in and out of naps.
  • Everyone leaves. Shawn and I decide we're going out again, so it's off to dinner at the Hard Rock. Drinks called a "Purple Haze" were involved. Yummy stuff!
  • To Charlie's, to meet up with Robert and Joey from Gillette. Travis and everyone else from Laramie wussed out on us.
  • Meet up with a blast from Laramie. He was creepy up here, and was creepy while drunk in Denver. He also played with my nipples. What is it about Charlie's?
  • Meet fun people from Casper. Head to Tracks. Discover (after we're inside and had paid the cover) that it was "Chocolate Sunday." In other words, we were some of the few white people there.
  • Meet up with other folks from Laramie. Dance our asses off. Marathon style. Went up on the stage, even. I got complimented twice for my dancing. I was surprised, but quite pleased. Much dirty dancing went on. As did a fair amount of drinking.
  • Closed the bar. Gabbed in the parking lot with our new friends from the club for a while.
  • Shawn and I drove back to the condo, where we crashed out hardcore.


  • Wake up about 8:30am. Had more sleep, but still not a lot.
  • Meet Travis and Jason at the drag store at 10am.
  • Spend 2 hours and $200 on shoes, a wig, a corset, stockings, and a hat. Had a blast.
  • Drive back to Laramie.
  • Pick up puppies from the vet. $180, most of which was shots and vet checkup, not the boarding.
  • Drop off puppies and luggage at home. Drive to Family Planning. Put on shoes to show of the new goodies. Fall down. Dammit.
  • Go back home, cook dinner, watch a little TV. Catch up on the 200 emails I didn't check over the weekend. Go to bed. PASS OUT.

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