Pride festival stage producer Ted Hoover said following about the 1999 event:  “Whatever else I’ll remember from Pride Fest ’99, the top of the list would be the little corner of Mellon Park that the Asian & Friends people made their own.  It was five or six pagoda roofs, one suspended from the next, each covered with a glittering color of the rainbow.  It was truly stunning, and I loved the way it combined groovy symbols of both queer and Pacific Rim culture.  And with a strap here and some velcro there, it would make a dress the likes of which Patti O’Fernicher can only dream about.”