Fredag 22 juni 2007
Columbus, United States
ComFest (short for "Community Festival") is an immense three-day gathering in Goodale Park (just north of downtown Columbus and adjacent to the Short North) with art vendors and live musicians on multiple stages, hundreds of local social and political organizations, body painting and beer. Coinciding with the weekend of ComFest is the large Gay Pride Parade, reflective of the sizeable gay population in Columbus.
Ultimately, ComFest is as much an idea as it is a place and event, a way of seeing what can be when people decide to abandon fear, embrace hope, and work together. It’s a vital and vibrant idea, one that says today you can kick back, relax, soak up the sun and good vibes, and dream a little. Each of us contains seeds of change. Plant, them, nurture them, and bring their possibility to reality. Make something happen. And then come back here next year and celebrate it. That’s worth looking forward to.