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Pride Festival back in Piedmont: How did it go?

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Ralph Hickman shoots a photo of Mickey Gonzalez and her partner, Jodi Walker, at the Atlanta Pride Festival on Sunday. AJC/Vino Wong

Atlanta’s Pride Festival was back in Piedmont Park this weekend, a gray, rainy Saturday turned into a sunny, beautiful Sunday. Excellent recovery, Mother Nature.

Here are more AJC photos from the Pride Parade, and a ton more photos from Southern Voice’s photo galleries. To see the photos shot in the Faces of Pride photobooth above, check out the Faces of Pride Facebook page. We’ve also got photos of the Blake Lewis show in the Atlanta Music Scene blog.

The 2010 Pride dates weren’t to be announced until after this weekend, but the city gave the nod last week that copious rain meant all  major festival would move back into Piedmont Park next year.

So how did it go? Was it good to be back in Piedmont Park, even in a different season? Or will it not feel quite right till it’s back in its usual location at its usual time in June? Share your thoughts, experiences and memories in the comments!

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5 comments Add your comment

W.C. McCall

November 13th, 2009
1:53 pm

Meh…shouldn’t be promoting “pride” of being homosexual.

John

November 9th, 2009
7:48 pm

wow!! 6 whole pictures you guys managed to post from the pride parade? You guys outdid yourselves. … uh I don’t think so.

Jamie Gumbrecht

November 3rd, 2009
8:50 am

Hmm…these are all the Blake Lewis pics we posted: http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-music-scene/2009/11/03/blake-lewis-entertains-at-atlanta-pride-sunday/

It doesn’t look like crowd shots were included, so it may have gone unpublished.

kim

November 3rd, 2009
8:28 am

I was looking for my photo that was taken by the coca cola stage right before Blake Lewis. where would those pics be?

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