Here's the rest of the lineup and it looks rather interesting … a little reggae/ska, a little folk music and a comedian from the national scene.
Cindy Shaffer (organizer of Celebrate the Night)
Sasha – Miss Pittsburgh 2007
The Flow Band – what's better on a June afternoon than some reggae by the river?
Eric Himan – a Pittsburgh boy done good on the national scene
The comedian is Poppy Champlin who is billed as the lovechild of Ellen Degeneres and Dennis Leary. Hmm. Her website looks interesting, but I'm still torn. Tapping into local talent seems really important to building community, but tapping into national names is also important into building the event which builds community. Decisions, decisions.
Overall, I'm looking forward to PrideFest. That evening there's a sort of street festival planned (I think by the Tavern Guild). Whole bunch of behind the scenes rumors floating around about that which I am investigating. Apparently, they are bringing in Bruce Villanch and Tiffany (yes, the mall princess of the 80's).
I don't think an alcohol laced street festival is my personal style, but at least its something …and hopefully, there will be the 2nd Annual Dyke March Friday before PrideFest.
I can't believe PrideFest is only two months away.