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Woo! Pride weekend has come and gone and our Dreamers who worked the booth at Pride deserve high fives all around. Saturday was drizzly and grey for most of the day and when I stopped by the booth I ended up just shooting under the tent so my camera wouldn’t get wet.
Two of our Dreamers, Allie and Jen, who locals might know from the store, were all smiles despite the chilly weather and ever present misting rain.
I was too busy talking to our other Dreamer working that day while I took snaps of the sockly spread, so she ended up not in any of my pictures. Boo! But our table did look scrumptious, with lots of little goodies tucked into pretty purple bins.
Oh, I wish it had been sunnier, or just less wet, on Saturday. Though I think all those rainbow socks at our booth did help brighten up the day, and warm up some folks’ feet!
Did you brave the weather and stop by our booth? Or were you smart enough to wait for Sunday, like Niqkita did?
If you’re local and planning on going to the Portland Pride Festival, we look forward to seeing you at our booth! The festival is held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park along Naito Parkway in Downtown Portland between SW Pine Street and The Morrison Bridge (Google Maps link!).
Booths at the Portland Pride Festival are open from noon to 6pm on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of June, more info on the event, like how to get there, is available at the Pride NW site.
Sock Dreams will be on the south side of the grounds, at booths X5 and X10:
A bigger version of the booth map is available here.
We hope to see you there, rocking some proud socks! Of course, if you haven’t any, we’ll have some on hand. . .
Sock Dreams has been sponsoring and tabling at Portland Pride since 2007, it’s the biggest event we work each year and it’s always a blast! In our Photo Galleries we’ve got pictures from 2009 and 2008, and there are roundups by Niqkita for 2008 and 2007 in the Sock Journal too. 2010 snuck past without many pictures being taken, though Niqkita did snap a shot of the Tie Dyed Tights on our table, we debuted them that year.
It’s no secret that Sock Dreams loves rainbows, we’ve got rainbow styles from crew to knee high to thigh high in that classic rainbow colourway:
But there are as many rainbows as there are colours in a rainbow (which, if you count where the colours on a real rainbow overlap and mix, that’s a lot!), and sometimes a person just wants to show their colours, but not regular old rainbow shades.
There are a lot of official and unofficial pride flags and symbols out there, Wikipedia lists quite a few, and I’ve been scouring our styles to see what socks a person could match up if they wanted a little something different than regular rainbows.
Lots of socks and pride after the jump!
This will be our third year sponsoring Pride, this time we get a booth right by the river (w1). I’ll bring plenty of sunscreen and am hoping the chances for rain diminish by Saturday because I want to show off my socks and keep my toes dry at the same time. I’ll be wearing my fit flops because last year I heard over & over: “Oh, I like socks, but in summer I prefer to wear flip flops…” and if you have ever tried to wear your thongs, slip slops or what-have-you in the rain you know what I’m saying.
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