The whole weekend is a blur in a way a still haze of glitter and sequins came over me to say how happy i was with how the festival was taken care of and how many people attended it and loved being there. I have to say i was so proud of this years teams all do with had minimal issues we had to take care of during the production i have to say from the point of start to finish this had to be the most interesting loving group of people that gathered for our state wide community. I have the best memories of hugging new friends and old family, the performers were on point both night and have to say the room was torn apart with talent that we were honored to host from all over the world.
This would have not been possible if it was not for the support of our sponsors, These people believed in us an supported us in many ways that we are eternally grateful to them.
Both shows were energetic but one longer then the other, but the acts were amazing! I have to say for the first 2 days festival this was amazing. Very please.
There was some issues with a friday night presenter but those were solved, We moved on with out the particular character in question and look into our bright future as a festival. I have to say that Mizter Scratch was a god sent this year not only did he keep it moving and was nothing but a class act from head to toe. I have alot of respect for this man and i feel there is alot to learn from him and i look forward to learning anything he has to teach.
As a producer of a large festival you must learn to let go of things and let others take over, this was and has been a hard lesson for me since i want everything to be perfect in such a way that i cant just do one thing at a time. Being the head director is not easy but is a challenge i welcome.
I remember when i worked with pride Todd Saporito told me "you can do this i have faith you will pull it together" As a Festival Logistics Director for the 25th annual Cleveland Pride Parade and Festival this was a tall order ... actually giant! but this showed me that i can infact change my ways of learning and organization that is why i think this year went smoother then last.
It was so surreal to have it go so quickly here you work your self half to death for a week and before then months and then .... its over... nothing more to plan the next show.
This was a community effort many many people from all over the world came together to make this a reality, this is a work of love and art in so many ways we are lucky to have this in Cleveland, Ohio.
I will like to thank every single person that came to give this festival a push forward, Performers, Kittens, Staff, Directors, Friends, Family, Co- Workers, Applicants, Fans, The City, Facebook friends, The State and you the reader. Thank you so much and I LOVE YOU!