As in the discussion from last year which you can read here in full detail:
I don't mind anyone posting photos of people who where in the parade nude (bike or any other way), I encourage it. Everyone who participates should be represented in this group pool. All I ask is for the members of this group to take into consideration all of the other people who put in a tremendous amount of effort to make the parade possible in the first place.
If you have tons of photos of the naked people, pick out your best shots to post. If you really need to post all of you photos of the naked people please feel free to do it in this group solely created for the naked people at the parade:
I can't tell you where the line in the sand is. If I see tons of photos posted in a row of naked people I will clean out a few. The best thing to do if you have tons of naked people photos to post is to only post a few at a time.
If you feel like reading on, here is my explanation why:
After going through my first year with the Fremont Arts Council, I witnessed first hand the massive amount of community support necessary for the parade to occur. A lot of people see the floats being built along Fremont Ave about a month before the parade, but the parade planning starts in January when the council convenes for a weekend planning retreat. From the time of the retreat to the cleanup the day after the parade, thousands of volunteer man and woman hours go into making the parade possible. Artist come from around the world to teach classes and people spend months behind the scenes coordinating logistics and permits. On the day of people spend 18hrs of their day making sure everything is running smoothly and cleanup the entire effort afterwards. Not to mention the year around efforts of all the people who keep the Fremont Arts Council’s doors open through many different fundraising efforts.
That said, my experience with the naked bicyclists is much different. Although a very small portion are active FAC members, most usually show up the day of the parade, spend a hour or so painting their bodies, ride the parade, spend a few hours at the pageant, and go home. I have met very few that actually support the FAC and support the efforts that allow them a venue to ride naked in the first place. I appreciate the people that are willing to participate nude but I don’t feel they deserve the lion’s share of the attention.
Posted at 9:14PM, 16 June 2007 PDT