Before the annual Pride Parade kicked off at noon in Uptown and Lakeview on Sunday, RedEye waited in the bustling staging area with the 200-plus floats gearing up for the nearly three-hour march. Among the things we saw: 

  • Bozo the Clown 
  • A senior citizen with killer moves
  • Lots of pasties
  • Collective love for the Backstreet Boys

Check out the video above for a taste of the behind-the-scenes action at the 2012 Pride Parade and click here for hundreds of photos from the parade.