Sunscreen applied, I drove in to Houston’s Montrose area around 1:30 PM. I felt the sun blasting down on me as I dashed from one shaded spot to another one the few blocks to the main festival area, just off of Montrose and Westheimer.
It’s getting to be a better festival each year. There definitely was more of everything this year that last: more people, more booths, and, especially more heat. It was so hot out on the pavement that it was difficult just to stand anywhere for a short while. Thankfully, there were vendors and other booths passing out glasses of ice and other refreshments.
The crowd appeared quite a bit larger than last year, maybe because it started one hour later. I realize upon looking at the photos that I took that they don’t represent the large crowd that was in attendance. After taking a good look at everything and listening a bit to a local Houston rock band (Osirus), the heat took its toll on me and I was ready for the AC of the car.
Check out 2011 Pride Parade post and pics here.