Cloudy though it may be, I feel as colorful as a rainbow on this fine Monday morning. Why, you wonder? Because I spent a weekend filled with diversity... right here in Boston, a city where it's sometimes hard to come by. Three events of particular interest included:
- Chris Rock, whose No Apologies Tour made a stop here in Boston on Saturday for two shows at the Wang Theatre. Of course, I’m sworn to secrecy on the actual routine (hopefully I won’t get in trouble for posting this one photo we took at the show), but I’ll just say that the performance was freaking hilarious – timely, clever, and downright silly. There were a lot more non-Black folks in the audience than I expected, including many interracial couples, which made me happy. Watching the couples laugh/cringe/grasp each other’s hand for dear life during interracial dating jokes could have been a separate show altogether.
- Pete Rock, who was at The Good Life on Saturday after the show. The Good Life is actually one of the only downtown Boston bars where you can find a Crayola box of people on virtually any night that you go. It’s pure bliss.
- Pride weekend in the South End, which occurred last weekend. My BF and I missed the parade (much to our dismay) but ventured into the BBQ Block Party for the Bud Lights, the sights, and of course, the Techno. …Oh, and I also saw the best butt ever – attached to a drag queen wearing a bleach-blond bob a silver-and-black sequined bathing suit. Man and woman alike would agree, this booty was absolutely sublime. Sadly, I didn’t get a picture, but hopefully this bunny-rabbit will make up for it.