Houston Splash happened the week of May 7-11, the same time I was in Washington DC. It's our contribution to the schedule of Black prides that take place across the country.
This year's event probably was tinged with sadness on a few levels. In addition to the fact Galveston is still recovering from the direct hit it took from Hurricane Ike last year, East Beach, where the beach party portion of the Splash events takes place is still torn up from Ike's assault on it.
The other part is that Splash's longtime emcee, 'The Mouth of the South' AKA Cookie LaCook is no longer with us. Cookie is still missed even though its been almost two years since she passed away.