|Pridefest is an annual GLBT festival (of the many Milwaukee summer festivals) and was held June 6-8, 2008 at the
Henry Maier Festival Park along the lake in downtown Milwaukee. Tondalia, her son, and I met up at the festival in the middle
of the day. Later in the afternoon I had to volunteer at a booth and sadly the giant thunderstorm (complete with tornado warning)
and downpour put a bit of a damper on the event, but it was certainly an adventure!
Later that evening Daniel and I visited our friend Beth and got to see her amazing octagonal barn near Cedarburg.
Tondalia poses at the fountain
It was still early in the day, but Martine Locke was
performing on one of the side stages, it was an entertaining show.
Pride flags and the US Bank building
Equal opportunity in belly dancing!
A neat quilt/afghan in pride colors
Hmmm...I bet if you own a fry stand you could just put up different flags for each festival and have a
very diverse summer
Even the sewer grates got a bit festive, I like the nice "No Dumping, Drains to Lake Michigan" but it is a bit small
especially if I'm dumping something big I'm afraid I might not see the little fish but it's better than nothing and
In the late afternoon all the nice rainbow boas and everything else was soaked!
While there were a lot of people in the dance pavillion and they were screaming with delight at the weather and/or music, I thought
a tornado might like to tear down a big sheet metal structure much more than the main admission gate/merchandise brick structure
where I weathered the storm. Also less danger of having to dance...
I guess this is an all weather golf cart
After all that it was nice to visit Daniel's friend Beth's house for a great dinner and tour of her great property. Here are
remnants of chips and salsa/guac.
The quiche was also very yummy
The furnishings included some great antiques
Lets hope these are drool-proof antiques...
Coffee bag window shades!
Note the clock wasn't exactly on time
The cow says moo...even on the refrigerator - now IN the refrigerator the cow doesn't say much...
This was an entertaining interpretation of "pipe dream"
More antiques (and a bit spooky)
Beth's daughter Charlotte
This was evidently an antique blackface doll
This is the house's pet cemetery
This pet hasn't died yet, but it's tough to tell really
Beth and Charlotte
Beth kindly making even more great guac!
Beth has an octagonal barn on her property and keeps her horses there - it's really neat
Hay is for...horses
In a way this is also for the hay...
Downstairs level of the barn (where the horses have stalls)
Note to self...horses don't like flash photography (after this they freaked out for a second) but luckily that's why we have
An octagonal barn
Beth's non-octagonal house
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