Advantages It's BIG. Wonderfully Colourful. Great Free Entertainment. Carnival Atmosphere.
Disadvantages Huge Crowds. Big queue for the loo. No day for a stroll in the park.
This is certainly not the easiest or most "comfortable" review that I will have produced since starting out on ciao all those months ago. I am approaching this one rather as a challenge, having seen the category sitting there on Ciao last week, as yet, unwritten.Strange that, as according to the organisers there were over 120,000 people present at this years Gay Pride Parade, almost as many last year. Yet nobody has actually seen fit to review this very large event.
I was indeed chatting to a few of you over the weekend about our attendance at this particular event on Saturday and fully intending to watch the Parade pass by then rush home and pen a really topical "hot off the press" type piece that same evening…….……..then it occurred to me that it really was going to take a little more thought and consideration than that. To be brutally honest I saw what I saw, we came home and I just kept thinking 'how the hell am I going to put THAT into words'?
Due to that last factor, whilst it did absolutely nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the participants, it did rather take the edge off the wonderful carnival atmosphere enjoyed last year by us mere "onlookers" or should that be voyeurs?This is the point at which my "deep thoughts" start to encroach into the subject matter of this particular review. Aware that this is an event review and not an 'About Me' Café piece, I am nonetheless going to share some of these thoughts with you as a prelude to reviewing Saturdays' event.
As many of you know, I am a Brightonian - born and bread. Living here, in what has always been one of the countries most liberal (with a small 'l') towns, now cities, you cannot fail to be aware that we are part of a true multi-cultural society, beyond that this city now has a truly multi-sexual society too.Where, you may ask, am I coming from in writing this, particularly challenging, review? Am I a mere by-stander at a parade, or am I looking to satisfy some inner desire?
Do I write a quick A to Z of Saturday's Gay Pride Parade or do I go a little deeper, expressing my inner thoughts and sharing them with you - on the whole wider subject of sexuality and changing opinions in the 21st Century?Indeed, can I really write about the cart without placing the horse in front of it - figuratively speaking of course?
In certain respects I would not describe RICHADA as your 'usual' heterosexual male, but then just what is that?
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