thinking about maybe going to St.Louis (my hometown) for the Pride celebration there in a few weeks, but I remembered today that the event has a new location this year. The celebration used to be in one of the city's biggest open air parks in one of the more funky and gay-friendly neighborhoods. This year, it's downtown at a fucking military memorial. For one thing, downtown St.Louis sucks, and for another, how weird is it to have a gay pride celebration at a military memorial? IIRC, the idea was that Pride would be more visible if it were downtown, but I can think of a lot of disadvantages like less parking, fewer restaurants/bars nearby, etc. I think I'll take a pass this year. Fuck that downtown shit.