It’s pretty much impossible for me not to like a band whose members have the last name Jeffery, but not only do Atlas Genius have that great last name but they are great live in concert. They performed their final (of 2 sold out nights) show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on June 19, 2013. As they wrap up this intimate tour, they’ve already lined up a fall tour which will find Atlas Genius playing much larger venues. Though the lighting is kind of dark, enjoy seeing Atlas Genius performing one of my favorite songs of theirs – “If So.” I recommend you check out Atlas Genius’ official website, where for a limited time you can download a free mp3 by signing up on their mailing list and also see their fall 2013 tour dates.
Yesterday, June 18, 2011, I went to Coney Island’s Mermaid Day Parade. The theme is sea creatures and celebrates the beginning of Summer so people of all shapes and sizes dress however they want. I go every year as it’s a one day festival where people are so free. You see quite an eye full at the Mermaid Day Parade. But by comparison to the Folsom Street East festival which was held a mere 24 hours later, the Mermaid Day Parade looked like Disneyland and my boundaries about what it means to be free have been pushed out a lot further. It was really incredible. Primarily a celebration of the gay leather/fetish/kink community, the festival brought out the good, the bad, the thin, the fat and the drop dead gorgeous. Some people were dressed up in costumes, some were not, but one thing was abundantly clear – nobody was passing judgment on another’s sexual desires! The event was really such an inspiration. I hope more people can get their acts together to stop spreading hate and start spreading the love. You can get involved at Open Love New York’s official website. The photos that follow are a random sample of some of the things I saw today. Again, it pushed my threshold of what I thought was being free to new levels and if these pictures offend you in any way, don’t you think it’s time you asked yourself why, when there are so many problems in the world, this kind of thing bothers you? Some of the pix you’re about to see have partial nudity, so if you have a closed mind that you can’t pry open even for a few moments, don’t read on. Also, stay tuned for a special “Folsom Street East” Hotties post coming soon! Special thanks to all those that posed for me!
Folsom Street Fair (with Homo Riot Sticker in the background)
Code of Conduct. Click to enlarge!
I really enjoyed rule #4: “Even with consent, no demo or “scene” involving blood or other fluids will be permitted.”
Open up and see more (NSFCMP – Not Safe For Closed Minded People) pix after the jump.
I can’t even imagine how many people are about to have a gaygasm after they read this news (and you’re welcome in advance).
Robyn is doing a free concert + autograph signing at H&M in New York (on 51st Street and 5th Ave) on June 19, 2011 from 12 – 2 pm. Get a free “Body Talk “CD and in-person autograph signing with a purchase of $50 or more! While supplies last.