Every year one of my favorite groups is Folia Brazil. They're a Samba group and they are so bright and so colorful with so much energy, that to me, they kind of epitomize what the Chicago Gay Pride Parade is about. They're way more fun than this group from the Chinatown event I went to a while back. Possibly because they fit into the venue, but definitely because of their costumes. And two years later, I'm still trying to understand Samba at Chinatown.
I don't think she was associated with the guy from above, but she also made awesome use of the quail (?) feathers.
Okay, so now I'm going to pop out and work on the photos for a few shorter trips/events. I suspect I could post on this parade for months, but it's time to shake it up.