This past weekend, our very own Sarah + Gillea (who are part of our Brand Communications team) went out to LA to attend the LA Pride event. Check out the story they came back with.
West Hollywood - June 13-14. LA Pride. More specifically Green with Pride. Most importantly, we were on the scene.
Let’s start at the beginning. First, our flight from
SFO to LAX was delayed an hour; then we missed our exit on the 405.
Tired and weary, we arrived at the hotel only to hear words no traveler
wants to hear: Your credit card has been declined. After some
smooth-talking, we got ourselves a room, had a delicious dinner on
Melrose, and rested up for the weekend ahead.
Saturday morning dawned overcast and cold, but we were determined to have a great day, even when it started to rain. Even when we arrived at the festival and were told we couldn’t get in without a ticket stub. Excuse me! What ticket stub? Now some might've given up hope at this point but not us method girls. The more potholes we hit, the harder we press the accelerator. MacGyver is our company’s inspiration, after all.
The crowd started rolling in around noon, and to say the fun followed
would be an understatement. Think buzz, energy, celebration, pride, and
green. We passed out samples and coupons, offering hand sanitizer to
those in need. We spoke to non-method users and those who had been
faithful fans since the beginning. We danced and sang with passers-by.
We learned about other green companies, such as Clear2O, Reuseniks, Caterpillars Candles, Environmental Solar Design and U.S Green Building Council.
The weekend was a total success. Not only did we have a ton of fun, but
we spread the word - the method word - to over 100,000 Pride attendees. Can’t wait to do it again in San Diego, July 19th. Come check us out there – a good time is guaranteed!
To learn more about LA Pride, visit www.lapride.org.
LA Pride is a festival and parade that celebrates the LGBT community.
In addition to lively dance pavilions, the festival grounds boast food,
drink, socialization, community programming and unique exhibitors, all
hosting a diverse spectrum of activities to entice the entire LGBT
family. The LA PRIDE Festival offers an opportunity for all who gather
and be celebrated, entertained, educated and encouraged in finding new
ways of generating Pride.