Seattle Solstice Parade and Painted Cyclists 2011

June 18, 2011 came with rain and overcast skies. The second year in a row for this to happen for the Seattle Solstice Parade in Fremont. This after a dozen or so years of beautiful weather. Yeah, there was one year that we got a big dump of rain as the parade was ending. But these past two years have had the parade start in the rain. However, it has not dampened the spirits. And I kind of like the overcast weather for the even light and rich colors.

As has been the custom for a number of years, the parade, staged by the Fremont Arts Council, was crashed by the body painted Solstice Cyclists. This year a film crew was making a film called "Beyond Naked" that would follow 4 people who would be riding in the parade for the first time. Expect to see the film released around the Winter Solstice in December.

Here are some photos. More photos are available at http://photos.cornicello.com/sol_cycles

One of the new riders, Molly, featured in
the Beyond Naked film being
made during the parade
Even some folks from the audience got into
the spirit of things
Beautiful smiles abound in the
Summer Solstice Parade
Even Santa made a guest appearance
The Keystone Cops kept the cyclists in line
so they didn't interfere with the actual parade
following behind them