Peace, love and clean socks!
This is the moto of the three pieces of photography with which the best Bulgarian ska-punk-reggae band Wickeda joined the annual Gay&Lesbian Fest that took place between 20th and 22nd of November in the Red House in Sofia.
With their typical sense of humor, Wickeda decided to uncover the "naked truth" about the band and support the fight for equal rights of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) community in Bulgaria.
As Art. 1 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood or the way the band's front man Erol puts it:
"We all have to be able to talk freely, to believe in whatever religion suits us, to make the choice whether to go shopping or not. We all should be able to have fun the way we want to and to live the way we are: yellow, pink or black. We should have the right to throw our garbage separately and man to wear lady's lingerie or women, if they like so, to work as truck drivers and people not to stare at them for that! We should definitely change our socks daily or at least once every two days in case we do not have enough clean socks! We should be able to walk our mountains and our beaches without tripping over plastic bags and bottles on every step!
We do face a lot of unsolved issues and they are all interconnected in one way or another, they all have to do with people, this is why we decided to make this one step forward from our side supporting the G&L Fest and saying: WE ARE EQUAL! 8 years after the new millennium started we stand up for the cleanliness! The one between people, the one in environment, the one on the playground in front of our houses! For the cleanliness on the pavements, in the public transport and in love! ... And in any other place."
„Liberté, fraternité, égalité. Together we can!", is how the band's message accompanying the pictures ends. The pictures can be seen in the Red House in Sofia till 28th of November and are a result of the catastrophic meeting between the band and the photographer of Stroeja.com, Theodora Urdeva.
check the pictures out here : http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.editAlbumPhotos&albumID=2536477&MyToken=ff35a1b0-6fea-4bba-9bb1-9f0d225de4ad