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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thing 72: The High Heel Races

Speaking of celebrating one's birthday in style...

Celebrating in Style
Welcome to the Dupont Circle's Annual High Heel Races. Traditionally held the Tuesday before Halloween (aka, my birthday), all the lovely ladies come out in their Halloween finest to strut up and down 17th Street and show off their newest wig.

High Heel Races: Purple Wig High Heel Races: Wilma Flinstone Strikes a Pose
Harkening back to the Capital Pride Parade, I was back on the sidewalk in front of the McDonalds to watch the gay times roll. Literally, roll.

There were cheerleaders working hard to the soundtrack of "Legally Blond: The Musical." Marilyn Monroe was there, showing her panties to the world. Scary Condi was there. Hillary was there. Bathing beauty queens and disney princesses and for some reason, even the Washington Monument.
High Heel Races: Scary Condi! High Heel Races: Hillary! High Heel Races: The Washington Monument...and, um...Obi Wan Kenobi?The race starts at 9, but the fun starts around 6:30 when the crowds and the queens begin to trickle in. Everyone looks great and everyone has fun.

High Heel Races: Twister!
High Heel Races: Salt! With legs!
And when the race begins, oh boy do those queens book it!