Falling foam and two-story waterslides keep Capital Pride cool

Foam, waterslides and shade offer cool areas for festival attendees on a hot DC day.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Even though they celebrated in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, the sun scorched revelers of the Capital Pride Festival Sunday, kicking off a short-term heat wave this week in the District.

D.C. Fire and Emergency Management Services reported no unusual increase in the number of heat-related patients from the festival, despite the spike in temperatures and the high concentration of people along Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Conventional methods of staying cool were perhaps upstaged this year by peppermint foam fired into the air, raining down near the Newseum. Only a block away, the young and young-at-heart climbed a two-story inflatable waterslide, with wipeouts more common than perfect landings.

The event marked the 42nd year for the festival, featuring 300 exhibitors and culminating with a sunset dance party.

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