VIDEO: Rodeo Fiesta raises funds for Gay Pride Parade 

Grabbing the bull by the horns

Lesbians and lassos were out in full force during the Mexican Rodeo Fiesta at Santi’s on Sunday afternoon. A fundraiser for Charleston Pride, the event lured guests in with free beer, old school music, and the ever-popular mechanical bull ride. While the crowd started out a bit timid, all it took was tapping a few kegs to everyone moving. Guests, dressed in their finest rainbow attire, danced about while a guy dressed in a squirrely pig outfit had everyone’s heads turning. The green and black bull kept folks coming back for more rides as they were determined to show it who was boss — or really just to win a free drink ticket for staying on for more than 10 seconds. Though the bull was by far the biggest hit, other activities included a lasso competition and a “pin-the-pig” game, which involved pinning the aforementioned pig guy soaked in baby oil to the ground.

Video by RJ Lawrence.


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