I love living in San Francisco. I especially love living in San Francisco during Gay Pride Week.
This year, my Pride-ful activity was attending a screening at the GLBT Film Festival. I went to the Castro Theater on Saturday AM to see Why We Sing , an amazing documentary about the Gay Chorus movement that was filmed in 2004 in Toronto at the Quadrennial festival of GALA which is the organization of Gay and Lesbian Choruses. The filmmaker is a member of SFGMC, but other groups from around the country and the world were featured as well. I loved the "Melomen" from Paris. (So cute in their little straw hats.)
I was treated by my buddy Frank F. who is a KJ at the Mint and a member of SFGMC. The chorus sang "San Francisco" before the screening and there was a Q & A afterwords.
If you get a chance to see this film, I highly recommend. It's a great documentary and the music is absolutely awesome. I was very moved at several points and I don't move all that easily.
Sunday I partied at the Mint with the Post Parade crowd including my friend Brad who I haven't seen in quite awhile. He insisted that I sing "Copacabana". I'm kind of past "Copa" especially with the 52 bar instrumental break, but why argue? I managed to sort of get people up at and dancing. I also did "No Surrender" by Bruce Springsteen which I'd kind of retired after the debacle of the Kerry Campaign, but I thought I'd drag it out for the occassion and Daddy Dave (KJ)and I had fun with it. The place was full of people I didn't know, so I did my three songs and got out.
Went home and watched DVDs (including the first 2 eps of Deadwood) with the Hubby, who is still recovering from toe surgery. Please wish him a speedy recovery because I really need to get him out of the house.
And now some World Cup
Let's give Mr. Posh a big hand for getting the ONLY GOAL in the England/Ecuador game.
When Carmen the cleaning lady shows up in a few minutes, I'll have to commiserate with her over the demise of Mexico.