On Sunday, I went to the Belltown Pageant. The Belltown Pageant serves as a sharp contrast to the Miss America Pageant as the winners, Mr. Belltown and Betty Belltown, must present their best Belltown spirit.
Some contest had talent. Other were humorous. Some were low-brow. Some were classic. And there was some nudity and dildos involved. There were lots of jokes about Belltown’s notoriety as a neighborhood filed with a vibrant nightlight, the homeless, and no police patrol between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Overall, it was a lot of fun. The Belltown Pageant definitely goes on my list of awesome things about Seattle. My friend Steve, who participated, didn’t win the title. Which was sad. And my only other criticism was that the Pageant lasted 4 and a half hours, until 12:30 a.m. on a school night.
Slideshow of my photos of the contestants trying to win either Mr. Belltown or Belltown Betty.