Thanks to everyone who helped us make such a great splash last year. As you may have heard, amBi won the big prize for best vehicle/float at the parade! Now that we've shown LA that bis know how to have fun, let's wow them again at Pride 2015!
PLEASE NOTE: an RSVP here is an RSVP for the PARADE!
Our exact location and our contingent number are both still pending. Stay tuned for more updates.
You'll find us starting at 9, decorating the truck, passing out flags, et cetera. Look for the bi colors and the amBi shirts. We should be easy to find. We will also post comments here that morning, to let you know where we are.
Please wear your amBi shirt, if you have one. We will have them available on-site for $10. If you prefer not to wear an amBi shirt, please wear a solid color shirt in black, or one of the bi colors (french blue, lavender/purple, hot rose pink). amBi shirts are the best, of course, because it's a parade and we're a very good looking group!
Bring sunscreen, a hat, water, cash and wear comfortable walking shoes. You might also need a granola bar or a change of socks, or ???, whatever will help keep you comfortable. Remember that you have to carry whatever you bring. It is a parade in L.A. in the summer.
Be there between 9:00 & 10:00 to help decorate the truck (which really is part of the fun). We will have bagels and coffee available on a first-come, first-served basis for those helping decorate.
Parade step-off is at 11:00, please arrive by 10:00 so we can be ready to go on time. We won't know until that morning how early or late we are in the parade line-up. We will march/dance/flag-wave our way down Santa Monica Blvd. from Crescent Heights to Robertson. The parade could last as late as 3:00, though 1:30 or 2:00 is more likely.
Parking will be a challenge! We encourage you to carpool and arrive early! Permit parking is suspended for the entire weekend, and metered parking is suspended on Sunday, inside the city limits of West Hollywood (so street parking is free, but be careful that you are officially in WeHo and not in L.A.). There are public parking structures where parking is available for $20 (which is only $5 each if four people carpool). The city has a list of structures is available here: http://www.weho.org/Home/Components/News/News/2648/1241?backlist=%2fresidents%2farts-and-culture%2fone-city-one-pride-arts-festival
amBi will have a booth inside the Pride Festival which is in West Hollywood Park, very near the end of the Parade route. Feel free to come hang out with us there, if you wish. It costs $20 to get into the Festival and it runs until 11:00pm.
There is a shuttle running AFTER the Parade that might help you get back to your vehicle, or anywhere else you want to go in WeHo. Check the map and hours here: http://lapride.org/pdf/PrideRideMap.pdf Don't let all these details deter you. Pride is a giant celebration of all things queer and amBi members definitely know how to celebrate! See you all there!
More info about L.A. Pride in general is here: http://lapride.org/