There I was, in the middle paradise. Butches everywhere. To my left…right…front…back. I could not have asked for anything else at that moment. I walk into AJ Toppers at Marriott Downtown Oakland and happiness flooded over my being. I was so very happy at that moment that we left at 3a and NOT 12p that day. Driving 10 hours after only 3 hours of sleep was worth it! Any tiredness I had was completely gone. I was wide awake and ready to start the weekend!
I got my paperwork and registration packet, met with Blaze, the volunteer chair, then proceeded to slowly turn in a circle to take it all in. I then saw my femme sister spirit, Belinda Carroll. I hadn’t seen her in years! It was so refreshing to know that I had someone else I could drool with ;). My partner is VERY understanding. I met several fabulous butches that night. One being Ivan E. Coyote. Another being Takeya Trayer.
Then it was off to the Meet and Greet at The Den. I can’t say how much fun I had! I have not been able to dance like that in a long time. I officially met Christine de la Rosa, and got see Jukie Sunshine and Alix Izen. Hanging outside the club with Belinda dancing and carrying on was a plus!
The only down side that night was having to run into a crack head who continually kept asking us, “Y’all eat Pu$$y?, Y’all eat Pu$$y?”. Now the ghetto, Army, expert hand to hand combat woman in me wanted to turn around and round house his ass in the neck! But I had my silk black and blue dress on and my make-up was BANGIN’-so I kindly turned around and smiled, “Umm Um Good!”.