Fremont Solstice parade: Not Just for Nude Cyclists Anymore
The Seattle P-I's Monica Guzman has a quick question for you:
Let's play a word association game. When I say "Fremont Solstice Parade," what's the first thing that comes to mind?
If you said "naked bicyclists," one parade artist would like a word.
"It's all naked, naked naked," said Rob D'Arc, one of the parade's premier puppet masters. "There are so many more cool things about this place and this organization than spray-painted pee-pees."
Some artists might feel upstaged. But that's a natural outcome of the fascination people have with naked bodies -- nothing more.
"There's a lot of hard work that goes into these floats," Toms said. "Part of the frustration is that this form of artwork is overshadowed by people taking their drawers off."