Stu and I are off to Brighton this weekend. It's Brighton Pride (or Pride in Brighton and Hove 2008 to give it it's proper name). It's always a giggle. It claims to be the "biggest (and best) Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trangender Pride Festival in the country" attracting more than 100,000 people. And who am I to contradict them?
We're getting the 18:17 Brighton train from Vauxhall tonight and staying at Square which gets good reviews. The parade itself starts tomorrow on the sea front near the Palace Pier on Maderia Drive at 11am sharp and then trails up to Preston Park for the festival at 2pm. I wonder if the cabaret tent will have Dame Edna as their climax or whether she's swanning up to Edinburgh early.
Last year we had great expectations of our stay in Brighton but the hotel we stayed at was an utter disaster (as my pix show and other people on Trip Advisor attest). Not that we didn't have fun eventually though.
Previous years have always been good at Brighton Pride - especially in the golden years 2004, 2005 and 2006.