Boston’s Pride Parade is an annual tradition for the staff of the Paris Creperie. Led by our jazzy and vivacious Catering Manager, Nick Mallia, we march each year in celebration of our freedoms, our love, and most importantly, our oozing gayness. This year we took the theme of “Be Yourself” and pushed it further into a pop culture phenomenon with, “Release Your Inner Diva!” Inspired by the queens of pop music, the crepe-pros were ready to get our Pride on.
A Creperie float wouldn’t have been complete without our beloved truck, decorated and driven by the truck managers you know and love as Jartha. Along with disco ball (my personal fave) and rainbow decorations, we were also joined by our Manager (aka Dad), Jack, who DJ’d the pop hits for us to dance to, including Beyoncé’s “Partition,” RuPaul’s “Sissy That Walk,” Spice Girl’s “Wannabe,” and even more seemingly unrelated songs like Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What?,” because for some of us at the Creperie, that song is irresistible… and quite full of diva attitude.
From two Britney Spears to two Madonnas to Lady Gaga to Beyoncé to Amy Winehouse… we were all in full pop-star diva attire, ready to take the parade by storm. Joined by friends and ex-coworkers, we danced and sang our way through the city, posing for pictures and performing spontaneous in-sync choreographed dances. Okay, maybe they were planned, but they were still awesome.
While Pride’s official observance was in June, we believe that the meaning of pride is something to be celebrated always, and we carry it forward! A time of coming together to celebrate, practice gratitude, revel in increasing liberation, and of course, have fun. Join us next year!
By the way, maybe you saw our “Bear Claw” crepe that we added for the weekend of Pride. We have wonderful news! Our cinnamon-infused crepe with sweet Speculoos cookie butter inside and a donut glaze on top has officially made it to the main menu. If that’s not the best news for your sweet tooth then you better come try this crepe immediately to see why it is. The Bear Claw’s mascot, the big dancing gay bear himself, is also pretty stoked as you can see:
With love from your Café Reporter (and don’t forget Crepe Pusher, because you HAVE to try the Bear Claw Crepe),