|6/20/15 Nude bicyclists lead the parade!|
Although Greg and I have always loved the Fremont Solstice Parade, we’ve skipped it in recent years because we tend to avoid crowds. But yesterday was such a gorgeous day that we didn’t want to be left out of Seattle’s annual celebration of the sun and the official start of summer! We decided to brave it.
Hopping on the bus to avoid the nightmare of traffic and parking, we arrived in Fremont just in time for the beginning of the parade. We managed to find a terrific spot high above the parade grounds in a small parking lot near the Aurora Bridge, where we had a great view of the nude bicyclists streaking by in the hundreds! Once the rest of the parade got going, we moved further down the parade route to get a closer view. It’s difficult sketching marching bands and bicycle-powered floats as they go by, but I attempted a few minimalist gesture sketches with a brush pen. Below are a hoola-hoopster, a unicyclist (clothed!) and a man wearing a top hat and ostrich costume.