St. Louis Pride Fest June 29, 2013 Yesterday evening I heard on the local news about the St. Louis Pride Fest 2013 taking place in downtown St. Louis in the park in front of the Soldiers Memorial. I had considered (since my successful trip into St. Louis on Tuesday) to go downtown and be a tourist for a day. This was the impetus that got me to make the trip. This is a trip of more personal history with this city, which I left exactly half a century ago this month – a virgin, heterosexual boy of 18 years. I have had half a century of varied experience since. The festival had quite a good crowd by afternoon and it appeared to be dominated by mostly lesbians, many of them quite young looking. There were the usual showy guys in drag or whatever costume they found, and young men in undies.