pride revelers were treated to entertainment by the imperial sovereign gem court of idaho and lipsinc (“idaho’s first professional female impersonation troupe”). i was glued to the stage most of the day. i’ve never stayed at pride (or any outdoor festival i can think of) for an entire day, but this year since i was taking photos for the magazine i wanted to catch everything, so i was there from 10:30 to around 6...it was exhausting, but so fun!
mistress of ceremonies minerva jayne:
after s/he ditched the peacock hat, this performer did a flip off the stage. s/he also did a cartwheel out in the crowd. amazing!
^this kid was adorable. he got up to hand one of the performers a dollar bill, and his eyes went sooo wide. i think he was both fascinated and scared shitless.
the ladies of lipsinc put on orange jumpsuits and performed a group number, “cell block tango (he had it coming)” and “when you’re good to mama” from chicago.
this performer was one of my favorites. however, s/he was having a bit of a tucking problem...and who wouldn’t, with that tiny little strip of silver fabric, it was practically a thong...so unfortunately i had to crop most of the photos above the crotch, or hope for obstructions, like in these three. but s/he’s so gorgeous! i felt like i was photographing a model. this picture turned out especially cool: