Orlando’s Overheard: Randy Rainbow, fun city and a colorful Lake Eola

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Getting Randy on Election Day

Thanks to social media, internet celebrity and blogger Randy Rainbow (yes, that’s his real name) has musically educated many on the election process and, well, the candidates.

With his latest debate video YouTube hit “BRAGGADOCIOUS!” Randy’s been making the social media circuit.

On Nov. 8, the Parliament House will host Election Night with Randy Rainbow. Admission will include entertainment (parody songs) and party games and, of course, Randy Rainbow. On a positive note, if your candidate doesn’t win, at least you’ll be entertained. Also, the 2-4-1 drink specials will certainly help.

Orlando named second-most fun city

Out of 150 listed “large” cities, WalletHub ranked Orlando at No. 2 as most fun city, right behind Las Vegas.

What helped determine the ranking of the variety of activities and venues for Orlandoans? Orlandites? Orlandishans? Whether alone, with friends or with family, Orlando provides so many great options, apparently. The results were based on 51 key metrics. They range from “number of fitness centers per capita” to “movie costs” to “average open hours of breweries.”

With the theme parks, local bars, events like Come Out with Pride and the booming art scene, it’s no wonder Orlando was named the penultimate fun capital in the country. Just don’t throw up after the ride!

Colorful Come Out with Pride

As posted in the City of Orlando’s website, the “ribs” of the Lake Eola Bandshell will see a colorful update just in time for Come Out with Pride.

The rainbow theme is meant to honor and remember the victims of the Pulse tragedy. In July, Central Florida residents Deborah and Lauren Jane Gilmore presented the idea to the Orlando City Council with a watercolor rendering. District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan worked with community partners to turn this vision into reality before the October 8 Come Out With Pride events.

In their proposal, the Gilmores describe the meaning of each of the colors to them: red for love; orange for Orange County; yellow is faith and hope; green for life, its fragility and renewal; blue for the sadness we all collectively feel and to honor our police officers and medical staff; and purple representing valor and bravery.

“This is a shining example of community collaboration. This started as an idea from a resident and we approached Walt Disney World who was able to make it happen in time for our Come Out With Pride celebration. We are grateful for Disney’s generosity, making this remembrance of the victims with a symbol of hope for our community now and in the future,” Commissioner Sheehan said.

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