Monday, 5 July 2010

Pride Weekend

I had a really nice time on Saturday watching the London Gay Pride. It wasn’t that different to be honest than the previous years, but it was a nice day out. The weather was amazing and the atmosphere quite cool. I went there with a female Greek straight friend who never watched the parade before and was very curious about it. She was quite amazed the number of people attending, the organisations and the military units marching.

‘JJ’ joined us just before the end. We passed by Soho which was amazingly packed. It was fun to watch but definitely not to stay to enjoy a drink. We left the crowds and we headed towards the Southbank to enjoy early dinner and wine at the benugo in BFI.

I know that I said in my previous post that I can’t see myself going out, but of course who am I to make a final decision. With ‘JJ’ working some friends called who I haven’t seen in ages and I joined them for drinks. We went around 23:30 to find a Soho full of drunken people and garbage all around. It wasn’t a very pretty sight, but it was expected after the number of the people being there during the day. We had some drinks in ‘the Yard’ and danced a bit at 'barcode' until early in the morning. It was quite nice. I hadn’t been out in ages.

Here are some pictures of the Parade:

The flag was everywhere

Who doesn't like looks and brains

They were there for some reason, I don't remember why

The Queens from the past

master and slaves

Angel and demon

The Frontrunners: gay running group

The gay Rubgy team


Who doesn't like them?

Men with uniforms


  1. I gotta take my vacation next year during pride in London...looks like a nice sunny day, and there seems to be alot of representative groups - that's cool!

    Sounds like you had a great time - partying and drinks. Good for you!

  2. Excellent pictures!!! Looks like a good time was had by all. :-)

  3. @SteveA You should come. It's nice. Yes, there were lots of groups being represented, everything you can imagine...

  4. Brains are always a good thing.. I've gotta get my hands on one of those t-shirts, assuming I don't quit and become a personal chef or something. :-P

  5. I'm going to make it my goal, at least once in my life, to attend London Pride. I made it to New York last year and loved every second of it.

  6. @Gauss_Jordan You could become a personal chef and then march without a t-shirt on but with a chef's hat. That would be interesting, no?

    @Cubby You should come. It's brilliant.