[Wrap-Up] First Night Pittsburgh - Fursuit Frolic

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Good friends!

I'd like to once again thank the 26 fursuiters and handlers who made time to participate in this local, family oriented, New Year's Eve festival and parade.

The moment we turned the corner onto Penn Avenue at 10th Street and made our way down through the cultural district, the crowds erupted in glad shouts, "The Furries!" and "We Love You!"

That pretty much sums up the rest of the night as we were met with smiles, hugs and requests for pictures.

Thank you also for helping to defray the overhead of the "Green Room" at the Westin who's staff were wonderful to work with and went out of their way to make our time with them comfortable.

We are definitely doing this again next year (weather depending) and the Cultural Trust is already on board with it.

If you post photos or video of the evening, please feel free to reply below with links.

Here's one of Vasiliy and Pepper in the First Night Parade: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steelcityfox87/11765286903/

And some pics and video posted by AndriasSch

Facebook Photos https://www.facebook.com/andriasscheuchzeri87/media_set?set=a.1441638649385325.1073741843.100006176105663&type=3

Raw Video https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e2wjpsjed54rlcy/0k3PPpvJ2r

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHTBP0k-cQo

Happy New Year one and all!

Swift Fox

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Thanks so much for setting this up Swift, and for convincing me to take my suit.  I had a lot of fun!

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this was a great idea Swift.. It feels so good to know Pittsburgh is that warm to the furrys. Perhaps it would be possable next year to get the room til around 1:30 or 2:00?

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That was probably the coolest fursuit outing I've ever done. I definitely look forward to doing it again next year.

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*Chuckles at the foxie*

I had a feeling you would have a blast Whitek and I'm glad that feeling turned out to be true.

Looking forward to seeing you around!

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Happy New Year!

Swift

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With luck the Cultural Trust will be able to help us out next year and provide us with free space to use as a green room.  Either way, I'll look into how late we can have access to the space or ask to have the space until 1 or 2 am.

I learned a lot from this year's "testing the waters" with this event and I'll be applying them to next year for sure.

Thank you again for coming and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

I hope to catch you at some of the local events through the year.

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Happy New Year!

Swift

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Alwasys great to see you Sebastian and I'm glad you were there to share in the fun.

This will definitely be happening next year, weather permitting.

Don't be a stranger foxie! Give us a yell sometime.

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Happy New Year!

Swift

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I had a blast at first night :3 can't wait til the next meet up uwu

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That was such a fun night! Thanks for doing all the leg work. I'd definitely do that again :3

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Hehehe I didn't know about the parade or the room at the westin till that afternoon when Kivo told me. I was trying to convince him to just go in fursuit and wander around but it was much better as an organized event and with the parade! Will look forward to doing it next year wether and job permitting!

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That was a lot of fun. Definitely doing this again. 

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If anyone has pics or video.. could I get a copy?? I would love to see more of our antics. This was alot of fun and I hope more furs join us for 2015.

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It was great to get exposure as a handler and can't wait to do this as a fursuiter next year- thanks a bunch Swift for taking the time and effort to organze the brunt of this event for us!

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Thank you very much for the great experience! It's gonna be one of my favorite memories from our stay in Pittsburgh  Happy anime laugh

I uploaded a few pictures to a public album in my facebook account and some raw videos to a dropbox folder:

https://www.facebook.com/andriasscheuchzeri87/media_set?set=a.1441638649385325.1073741843.100006176105663&type=3

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e2wjpsjed54rlcy/0k3PPpvJ2r

Sorry for the poor quality, I took all of them with the cellphone. I'll try to make a compilation with the videos and upload it to youtube. Feel free to tag yourselves!

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I have some videos (not good videos since I'm a bit derp with cameras), my previous comment was blocked due to links, so anyone interested send me a pm and I'll link you to the dropbox folder with the videos  DERP!

Pd: Best New Year's Eve ever! 

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I don't believe Giza blocks links, chances are your post got flagged by the anti-bot script. If you scroll to the bottom again next time, there should be a word verification thingy for you to fill out when it's blocked and then you just try again and it will post.

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Kk! Thank you, Forzii Highfive

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Thank you for sharing those links and I'm glad you had a blast with us at First Night! Smile

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my previous comment was blocked due to links

That shouldn't be happening.  If it happens again, please PM me a screenshot or copy and paste the text in a PM to me.

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Thank you for the pics and video..

Perhaps they will help bring others to the next First Night. Dance

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