Monday, July 21, 2014

What to Wear to the Mermaid Festival

So the other night I stayed up with the sun and a bunch of (cute) gays on my fire escape. 
Then I had to go into work for the night. 
I was feeling some kind of way. 
But, in Brooklyn nature, I went out after work. 
Rooftop party in Bushwick with some new and old bests? I mean who wouldn't? 
Look at these boys. 
Over tipsy and sleep-delusional conversation, I made plans to go to 
THE MERMAID FESTIVAL in CONEY ISLAND the next morning. I'd never been to Coney Island. And wtf is the Mermaid Festival? I was in. 
Dreams of Beyonce in bumper cars filled my dreams. I was feeling some kind of way. 
Soon enough we were on the stoop in Bed-Stuy drinkin JUICE. 
Mermaid Festival prep with Charles. 
And we were off to sea kids. 
To be honest, I had never heard of the Mermaid Festival before.
 I grew up in the South near the beach soooo we already were mermaids idk. 
This is an event though y'all. People from all over DRESS UP like beautiful creatures of the sea. Anything goes. These freaking super mermaids above total set the precedent for my costume expectations today. 
Coney Island. 
America on a boardwalk. 
Pisces on a BACK. Look at this. (I'm a pisces) This is the first thing I saw when arriving at the Boardwalk. Where my Pisces at? 
Kealro was looking bomb in his new UNIF Pu$$y, money, weed tank. It really is a beautiful piece of art. I am stupid envious. Love his gladiator sandals in the summer too. 
Kealro and I both wore our American Apparel board shorts. 
The Mermaid Festival is a Coney Island tradition centered around a parade put on by the local townies (and everyone cool). Basically you get dressed up with your friends and walk in a parade down the boardwalk. Anyone can join. It's great fun. 
But the bar is high...these people do it right. 
Still exhausted and delusional from the past couple of days, this bizarre gathering was all the more weird. And beautiful.
It really was weird yall. But so much creativity and talent. 
After the parade, horizontal was all I wanted to be. 
I love living in Brooklyn. Every day is a day to dress up. Every day is a day to play a new character. This place is creative, inspiring, and genius all at the same time. 

I can't wait to be a merman next year. 
Because we're obsessed. 

Fresh and Precious


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