Capital Pride

We had a great time at Capital Pride events in Washington, D.C., last weekend!

It was our first public event, and we could not have asked for a better experience. We got to watch the parade on Saturday with some dear friends we haven’t seen in quite a while. It was a great time, and we were struck by just how supportive the D.C. community is. Start-to-finish, the parade took more than two and half hours to pass.
Capital Pride NordicCapital Pride JesusCapital Pride Capitals
Capital Pride CanadaCapital Pride Peace CorpsCapital Pride Air Hostess
Capital Pride FedsCapital Pride Leathers
Capital Pride Trumpets

Check out The Advocate's slideshow from the parade here.

Sunday afternoon’s festival was the real test for us, though. We’d never worked an event for Responsible Linen before and could only guess at what to expect. It was even better than we had hoped.

Our placement in the festival was fantastic: We had great neighbors who were friendly and helpful in luring crowds nearby. We were across from the Live! casino, which was running a dance party throughout the afternoon. And foot traffic throughout the day was steady and engaged.

 

Best of all, however, were all the interesting and helpful folks who stopped by to learn more about Responsible Linen. We had more than 500 visitors stop to see samples, learn more about our causes, and buy t-shirts. We also met a few people who are interested in opportunities to partner with us as we grow – so, stay tuned for more news on that front over the summer.

It was a great weekend, and we were sad to see it end. We can’t wait, though, to continue these new friendships and use our D.C. experience to inform our preparations for San Diego’s Pride festival in July. In the meantime, we’re working hard to get the next round of Kickstarter rewards finished and delivered on-schedule – and to order more of the giveaways we ran out of in D.C.!

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