Sponsored link
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sponsored link

PerformanceOnstageLive Shots: Oakland Pridefest's Big Freedia, Crystal Waters, and...

Live Shots: Oakland Pridefest’s Big Freedia, Crystal Waters, and more shimmered onstage and off

Captures from the fest really "harness" The Town's afternoon energy.

The call went out, and The Town responded: Oakland Pridefest had a party. On September 11th, what is perhaps the city’s second-biggest LGBTQ+ celebration took over Broadway and 20th Street, stacking the line-up with shimmering queer-icon star power. Local deep house legend David Harness tore up the decks, while ’90s “Gypsy Woman” chanteuse Crystal Waters and relative newcomers Madame Ghandi and The Amor Prohibido Band made the absolute most of their stage moments. Headliner Big Freedia, fresh off her well-deserved star turn on Beyoncé’s tour de force album Renaissance, reminded the masses in her thrall to “release the love, forget the rest”—and from the looks of photographer Estefany Gonzalez’s shots, the crowd was more than happy to oblige, all afternoon long.

48 Hills welcomes comments in the form of letters to the editor, which you can submit here. We also invite you to join the conversation on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Sponsored link

Top reads

How independent are Breed’s commissioners? Apparently not very.

Plus: A radical change in the cab industry ... and the Planning Department is talking about 'equity,' but what does that mean? That's The Agenda for Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Lawsuit challenges SF’s homeless policies and seeks to stop sweeps

Data shows how the city repeatedly violates its own policies and federal Constitutional rights.

Bootleg bliss: ‘After All is Said and Done’ is a holy book for Deadheads

Master collector of Grateful Dead fan recordings Mark A. Rodriguez has created a random, righteous anthology.

More by this author

Super-cute scenes from Pride’s return

Sunshine, rainbows, and more than a little sparkle.

Live Shots: Sol Blume fest glowed up for two days of music and joy

A brilliant lineup of R&B heavy hitters, most of them women, lent this Sacramento gathering plenty of soul power.

Live Shots: Spiritual Cramp, Advertisement, more amp up Thee Parkside

Punk sounds filled the Potrero Hill dive bar as bands (and audience) let loose.
Sponsored link

You might also likeRELATED