There was some pandemonium on Robson Street today.
That's because Justin Trudeau became the first prime minister to march in the Vancouver Pride parade.
It was actually his third consecutive annual appearance, but this was the first time he was doing it as the top elected official in Canada.
It was also the first time he was joined in the Vancouver parade by his wife Sophie.
Mayor Gregor Robertson was among those walking with Trudeau, who was accompanied by far more police and security personnel than during his last two Pride parades.
As of this writing, the procession is continuing through Vancouver's West End.
Below, you can see some photos I took in the waiting area along Thurlow Street and as I watched the parade wind down Robson Street.
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union were in a festive mood. Charlie Smith Anyone who saw this sign might have wondered where the prime minister was. Charlie Smith Justin Trudeau was surrounded by family members, several Liberal MPs, and Mayor Gregor Robertson. Justin Trudeau Facebook Coun. Melissa De Genova wore her tiara once again whereas Coun. Tim Stevenson, park commissioner Catherine Evans, and Coun. Andrea Reimer preferred a more casual look. Charlie Smith Coun. George Affleck wouldn't say if he's thinking of running for mayor. Charlie Smith Park commissioner Erin Shum was barely recognizable under that wig. Charlie Smith Transit police boss Doug LePard may be the best chief that the Vancouver police board never hired. Charlie Smith It wouldn't be Pride without a dramatic appearance by Vancouver Centre MP Hedy Fry. Charlie Smith School trustee Patti Bacchus can take a bow for helping bring forth Canada's most progressive LGBT policy for K-12 students. Charlie Smith This Vancouver Sister of Perpetual Indulgence was one of several who spread joy on Robson Street. Charlie Smith The Dr. Peter Centre flexed its muscles during the parade. Charlie Smith The crowd went wild over Mr., Ms., and Mrs. Gay Vancouver. Charlie Smith The inventor of the Alinker mobility device, Barbara Alinker, was zipping all over the parade route. Charlie Smith The largest sponsor, TD, goes all out for Pride every year. Charlie Smith That's one giant rainbow flag. Charlie Smith