Thomas Locke Hobbs

Currently near San Francisco
 
The Week - Lasers & Go-Go Boys



The Week is São Paulo´s largest gay club. It´s hard to take pictures inside a club that capture the experience. I hope these photos give a sense of the steroidal decadence of the disco.

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Tatoos
Tatoos are very popular. Here are a few more extreme examples seen at the parade and related clubbing events:



I can´t look at this last tatoo without thinking of the Fountains of Wayne song.

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More São Paulo Gay Pride Pics


The images are from the end of Paulista where it meets Consolação and an underpass connects to Rebouças. Since the parade lasted nearly 12 hours, I went home, showered, changed and returned. This is becoming a very gay week on my blog. I have a couple more clubbing-related posts coming up. Update Feb. 2006:According to blogger Made in Brazil the 2006 parade will be on June 17.

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Sao Paulo´s Gay Pride Parade
Yesterday´s Gay Pride Parade in São Paulo attracted 1.8 million people according to the police. Things got started at 1pm and lasted til well past 10pm. Parade is a misnomer. Massive, wild street party would be a better description. Trio Electricos, 18-wheeler trucks outfitted with massive sound systems, pumped out techno music and inched their way 40 blocks along Ave. Paulista and to downtown while revelers danced and followed in their trail. There were lots of straights just to enjoy the party and spectacle. The cheap booze, lack of open container laws, and light police presence made the party wild and a little out of control. New York and San Francisco´s parades seem small and staid in comparison.


And of course there were lots of drag queens:





Capitalism at work:

The free market provides more booze than toilets.



Dancing on the Trio Electrico.

Made in Brazil has lots more photos in daytime and nighttime. Folha de São Paulo has an overview article, in Portuguese.

Finally, here are my 2004 NYC Gay Pride pictures.

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