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WELCOME! PRIDE Night Parade Friday, September 16, 2011 Parade Start Time - 8:00pm.

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1 WELCOME! PRIDE Night Parade Friday, September 16, 2011 Parade Start Time - 8:00pm

2 Required Forms  Contingent Application  Your basic application- every entry must fill out this application  Hold Harmless  If you have a motorized vehicle in your entry you must fill our this form  (1 form for each driver and vehicle)  Wheel Walkers / Contingent Liaisons  Wheel Walkers - guides for float drivers on the parade route  Contingent Liaisons - leads for each walking group  1 liaison for every 25 people in the group  Contingent Description  Basic information about your group  Contingent Description- what is your group doing?  Grandstand Statement  What the announcer will say about your group

3 Optional Forms  Contingent Handouts  To be filled out if you are passing anything to the viewers in the parade  Credit Card Authorization  If you wish to pay by Credit Card  Entry Cost  Sponsors/Invited Guests – Free  Non-Profit Contingents - $20.00  Political Organization Contingents - $30.00  For-Profit Business/Organization - $25.00  Motorcycle or Car Club/Group - $25.00

4 Staging Area  Roads will close on Coolidge, Hoover and Gass at 3:00pm  Entries with floats are encouraged to load in at 3:30  There is no parking in this area  3rd Street - used for staging  Casino Center Blvd - needs to remain open for fire lane  Any vehicles parked on 3rd and Casino Center will be towed by Metro

5 Staging Area Check In  Check in point is behind AM/PM on Charleston and 4th Street  Check in will open at 3:30pm for entry with floats  Check in will close at 6:30- anyone after 6:30 will be bumped to the back of the parade.

6 Staging Area Check In Check In Area  Restrooms - there will be 2 restrooms next to check in behind AM/PM  A representative is required to check your group in prior to 6:30 - any missing paper work or payment will be collected at this time.  Entry Number and Parade placement will be issued at this time! NOTE - Las Vegas PRIDE reserves the right of parade placement of all entries in the Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade.

7 Parking There is no parking allowed at the staging area - anyone who parks in private parking areas will be towed or booted - this is your warning! We suggest you come early and park at a property at the Fremont St. Experience and walk to Charleston Blvd.

8 Parade Route Map

9 Cox Broadcast Area Map

10 Cox Broadcast Schedule  Watch the parade LIVE on September 16th from 8pm - 10pm on Cox Channel 96 or online at  See the fun AGAIN during one of 6 rebroadcasts on Cox Channel 96 at 8pm on September 25, 29 or 30 and October 1, 2, or 3.

11 Parade Broadcast Hosts Chris Saldaña Will Winkle

12 Cox Broadcasting  Please turn down all music - do not make a lot of noise  Please follow Parade monitor instructions  Do not flash the camera - you will be cut off the broadcast  Walk at a steady pace - smile and have fun!

13 Parade Main Stage  Parade Pre show at 7:00pm

14 Main Stage Hosts Jewdi Vine Diva Delafuente

15 PRIDE Parade Awards  Best Walking/Marching Entry - Commercial  Best Walking/Marching Entry - Non-commercial  Best Decorated Vehicle - Commercial  Best Decorated Vehicle - Non-commercial  Best Float - Commercial  Best Float - Non-commercial  Rainbow Award - Best Use of PRIDE (Rainbow) Colors  Painted for the Gods Award - Best Drag Entry  Diversity Award - Celebrating the LGBT Community  You Light Up My Life Award - Best Use of Lighting  Community Ally Award - Best LGBT Community Supporter  Hot Wheels Award - Best Motorcycle/Car Club  "LOL" Award - Most Humorous  Grand Marshall Award - Best Overall Decorated Vehicle  Parade Director Award - Best Overall Float  Grand Diva Award - Best Overall Parade Entry

16 Parade Judging Judging occurs at Parade Grandstand in the following categories:  Originality - 1 to 10  Concept of overall unit (homemade vs. store bought)  Presentation - 1 to 10  Overall visual appeal  Showmanship - 1 to 10  Group unity, smiling, working the crowd, having fun  Use of Lights - 1 to 10  Effective use of lights  Rainbow Award (PRIDE) - 1 to 10  Best use of rainbow colors - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple  Drag it Out - 1 to 10  Drag Queens & Kings  Overall Impression - 1 to 10  The "WOW" Factor

17 Parade Awards  Parade awards will be announced at 3:30pm on the main stage at the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival.  Awards ceremony will be hosted by Chris Saldana

18 Don’t Forget  Check In between 3:30 and 6:30  Number placement - important to Judges & Hosts  ABSOLUTELY No Throwing! You will be removed from the Parade  Please follow all instructions from Parade Monitors and Metro Officers!  Have Fun! Show your PRIDE!


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