TKC Fact Check: Bitching About Kansas City Pride Fest Is Part Of The Fun!!!
It takes me a while to catch on, but eventually TKC gets up to speed. To wit, this year we made a conscious decision to avoid covering all of the griping about Kansas City Pride Fest.
Here's a much more informed and detailed account and comprehensive write-up of all the Pride fest complaining . . .
Ferruzza @ The Pitch: KC's Pride Fest isn't such a gay time for some
"But if the surroundings are new, there's an old face on the scene. "I hired Rick Bumgardner to help with the entertainment and logistics," Bill Svoboda says.
"Bumgardner is upbeat about this year's event, but he hasn't changed his mind about some of the things that frustrated him in the past. "We really made an attempt to please everyone, but it's impossible," he says of the years he operated the festival. "There isn't any real gay pride in Kansas City. There's so much conflict in our own community that it doesn't know what it means to be a community.""
The article takes us from the West Bottoms Days of the festivities all the way up to the current party scene . . . But overall the slapfighting that surrounds this annual Kansas City party is more entertaining than just about any entertainment provided.
More in a bit . . .