The Fremont Solstice Parade...a different kind of Parade....

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives -BRIO

I met up with ARDELL and Rhonda Porter (fellow Rainers) yesterday to take a peek (and we got more than an eyeful with the Nude Painted Cyclists!) at the Fremont Solstice Parade and Fair .  None of us had been before and we had a fun time enjoying the weird and wonderful spectacle...what a hoot!  In keeping with Fremont's declaration of being "The Center of the Universe" and it's official Latin slogan:  "de Libertas Quirkas" which loosely means: "Free to be Peculiar" it The Fremont Solstice Parade is one that definitely marches to a different drummer!

The Fremont Solstice Parade June 16th 2007

The Solstice Cyclists (aka Nude-Painted Cyclists) kicked off the unofficial parade beginning with creative body paint and joyful fun to celebrate the upcoming longest day of the year. 

ARDELL watching a swarm of painted nude cyclists at The Fremont Solstice ParadeRhonda and ARDELL and a blue painted nude cyclist at The Fremont Solstice Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheeta painted nude cyclist at The Fremont Solstice ParadeRed Dragon painted nude tandem cyclists at The Fremont Solstice Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then the official beginning of Fremont's Solstice Parade...no words needed...just enjoy the photos!

Rhonda and the official beginning of The Fremont Solstice ParadeThe Fremont Solstice Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fremont Solstice Parade - The Junk Marching BandLaundry Hi Jack at The Fremont Solstice Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fremont Solstice Parade - one of the Thirst People PuppetsClose-up of one of the "Thirst People" Puppets at The Fremont Solstice Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit of Boxitania at The Fremont Solstice ParadeSpirit of Boxitania Band at The Fremont Solstice Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fremont Solstice Parade - Hands Around the World"Hands Around the World" at The Fremont Solstice Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fremont Solstice Parade Rhonda mugging with a Fremont Solstice Parade Participant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bugs and Beasts at The Fremont Solstice ParadeThe Fremont Solstice Parade - Bugs and Beasts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fremont Solstice Parade was a wonderful, creative, joyful, and expressive good time for all, both tall and small!  Now, do you feel like you were there?  The Center of the Universe is a little off kilter, and sometimes we all need to get off the straight and narrow and get a little wild!

Fremont Solstice Parade - Famingo Painted Nude Cyclists

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Rainmaker
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Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
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We  have some real weird people up here in Seattle.  However, it does look like everyone was having a good time.
Jun 17, 2007 10:55 AM #1
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Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
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Hi Roger, Yes it was a wonderful time for everyone!

Jun 17, 2007 11:18 AM #2
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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Oh no -- it looks to me like a lot of people I used to know in San Francisco have found their way to Seattle -- What a great creative event.  I am looking forward to the longest day of the year -- I don't think there will be a parade like that her in NH.  Thanks for the great pictures --
Jun 17, 2007 11:48 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Sarah Nopp
South Sound, WA
I miss living in Fremont! Back when you could rent an apartment for $600/month and could find on street parking for it LOL
Jun 17, 2007 11:52 AM #4
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Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

Joan, Seattle's Fremont certainly is a very free-spirited, art oriented, and active community...I would say it has the flavor of certain parts of San Francisco! 

Sarah, well there has been a lot of gentrification in Fremont, especially when The Red Door Tavren was moved a block west to make room for PCC and condos above.  So prices and parking spaces have gotten higher and lacking respectively!  Of course that can be said for much of Seattle too!

Jun 17, 2007 12:21 PM #5
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Danny Smith
DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES - Round Rock, TX
Really ..well uhh...Weird! Looks like something that would go over well in Austin. But what was the point or purpose?
Jun 17, 2007 03:59 PM #6
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Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

Hi Danny - In Fremont there needs not be a point, just de Libertas Quirkus!  Okay, there actually was a reason, and that was to celebrate the Solstice, the Longest Day of the Year, which means for us the sky does not get dark until after 9:30 PM and even after 10PM there is still a glow in the sky.  It also is daylight around 5AM, so I've heard....  :  )

 

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