Pride is that one special time of year where you can get away with a lot of things you typically can't do in public (arguably, even too much). So it's definitely worth it to take advantage. Here are 10 things you can only get away with at Pride.
1. Talking to literally anyone on the street
Some towns are definitely friendlier than others, but if you live in an urban metropolis, the odds of you befriending a stranger on the street is close to zilch. Any other day of the year, if you stopped someone to chat them up on the sidewalk, they would most likely look at you like you’re completely insane. Not at Pride. The ability to strike up conversation with literally anyone you meet is, hands down, the best part of Pride.
2. Attending parties where you don’t know anyone
When you’re out acting all sociably, as you do at Pride, you will inevitably be invited to a party (or three), where you don’t know anyone. It’s completely fine to go to these parties alone.
3. Wearing only a thong/jockstrap/underwear out in public
Not only is it acceptable to wear your undies on the street, I’d go as far to say it’s encouraged. Take off that shirt, and let those butt cheeks hang out. (You know, if that’s your thing.)
4. Flaunting tees and tanks like these
In theory, you could wear tees and tanks like these all the time, but (let’s be honest) we’re going to judge the living crap out of you. Lucky for you, no tank top is too slutty, too obnoxious, too flamboyant, or too outlandish at Pride. Dig out all those guilty pleasure tanks you’ve been hiding at the bottom of your drawer.
5. Parading around in all-leather
The only other time this is acceptable is when you’re at Folsom. I, for one, will be in Boston, covered from head to toe in leather. I’m taking leather assless chaps, harnesses, hats, boots, suspenders, armbands, collars. It’s time to wear it all!
6. Acting like a pup
Ever wanted to try pup play? Realistically, Pride probably isn’t the ideal time/place to be a pup if you’ve never done it before, but it’s a completely acceptable time to walk around on all fours, on a leash, getting pet by owners and friends.
7. Drinking in the streets
Drinking in the streets is obviously illegal (unless you attend Pride in a city where public drinking is legal, i.e., Las Vegas, New Orleans, or Savannah), so we can’t openly condone or encourage it. That said, there is a little bit more freedom to do so during Pride, if you so choose.
8. Make out with millions of other people
That’s half of the fun of Pride! All the kisses! It’s totally acceptable, even encouraged, to spread the love (consensually, of course). *smooch*
9. Have a fight with your partner, then hookup in public
Hopefully you won’t have an altercation with your partner, but sh*t happens. With your emotions running high, you may get into a fight with your BF/GF at Pride. You want to do something they don't want to do. You end up flirting, by accident, too much in front of them, or you drank a little too much. This inevitably leads to a full out shouting match, but the best part? You can then have a makeup hookup session with them in public, and that can be pretty damn hot!
10. Cheating on your boyfriend/girlfriend
Oh my god, just kidding! Definitely don’t do that. I mean, I’m sure you could find a third if you guys really are looking...