We started out in the afternoon getting ready for a great evening – Gay Pride and all – BUT !!!!!! I’ll post about that next –
Here are some shots of Nu as he got ready for the event and parade. “Thor”, Owner of “Lanna House” – rental shop, did a wonderful job of makeup and dress. Nu wore a gold Ayutthaya (not Lanna style) style Thai dress and complemented with several purple orchids in his hairdo.
Stunning don’t you think?
I really like the simple and natural look – These are a couple of my favorites:
What do you think –
We arrived at the event area about 4:30 ish and waited for the parade setup to be announced.
Some people had already gathered and the event appeared to start off a great success. Our friend “Bird” and his crew was there in full
costume. He had prepared a balloon truck and was getting ready for a great time too. Of note was the number of policemen there – there had been rumors that a group would be trying to spoil the event.
Problems, problems, problems – what a disappointment – no parade, disrupted by the “Red Shirt Gang” supposedly protesting against gays – God, what a joke.
But this was to be Nu’s day and so I do not want to dirty this post with problems. I’ll leave you with a night shot by the Chiang Mai moat and water fountains.
Ciao —– Celebrate with Pride.