It's Pride time again people! This weekend, from the 5th-8th, downtown will get a little more friendly, a little more fabulous and probably a lot more sexy (Utah sexy)! Utah Pride 2014 is upon us and it certainly isn't just a parade, but days of celebrating, music, meeting people and partying all for the love of who are you. Here are some of the things we expect to see at this year's festival. If you still don't have tickets get them now by clicking here.
1. People dancing - What's Pride without some rhythm? Check out this flash mob from 2011:
2. Mormons Building Bridges - a contentious issue in our state...still. But, why? These people believe faith and people being who they are can work just fine. There will be lots of cheering for these folks.
3. Our staff members really show off their pride...oh boy.
4. Prideful Pets - and why not? With the proper attire your pet can have a good a time as anyone walking on two legs. Just make sure they have enough water.
5. Dudes with their shirts off - at least most of them at Pride are in shape right? (see number 4...ha, sorry Jake!).
6. Fashion - if you're not turning someone's head, you aren't doing it right. Let your flag fly.
7. The haters and the people who try to love them...or at lease ignore them. Yeah sure, they're expressing their rights, but let's all have some hope they see things differently in the future.
8. Betty Who - because what's a festival without some music. She'll be performing at 8pm on Saturday. Check the entertainment line-up for more.
9. Your parents - Face it. Pride isn't something your parents are asking about anymore. "What's that thing you go to downtown every year with all the rainbows?" They are going, so don't be embarrassed when you see your folks getting down to one of the many DJs performing over the weekend.
10. The Parade - Of course it wouldn't be Utah Pride 2014 without the parade, which will be on Sunday, the last day of the festival. Make sure to keep an eye out for the X96. It starts at 10 a.m.
We'll see you out there this weekend. Be safe and take a cab or one of the handy ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber so everyone has a good, safe time. Happy Pride, everybody!