Sunday, August 10, 2008

Red Dress Run

Find out about the RED DRESS RUN
Mama and I were wondering around the French Quarter after our cooking lesson and stumbled upon this parade. New Orleans is all about parades and processions, but I'm glad I had my camera for this one! It's a fundraiser, someone told the money this year will go towards the city parks. It looks like just another excuse to be crazy to me.
And while I'm sure there were some genuine drag-queens in the parade, it seemed like many of the men wearing dresses were not queens of any sort and were immensly enjoying wearing a dress in public. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. I saw men walking down the street in red dresses late into the night.
There were lots of women participating too. It's fun to see a group of people dressed in the same color. That's what they do in Mozambique; whenever there's a wedding or event, everyone wears the same pattern of cloth.


1 comment:

New Orleans Red Dress Run said...

Hey Minha,

Glad you liked our Red Dress Run craziness. The RDR is put on by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, an international drinking club with a running problem. You can find out more about the Red Dress Run at www.nolareddress.com and hashing at www.neworleanshash.com. We're not sure which charity we'll give to this year after we pay the bills, but it'll definitely be something local. Hope you can join us next year!

G-String (New Orleans Hash House Harriers Grand Mistress)