Monday, August 15, 2011
Brighton Pride: The Return...
We had a lovely three days down in Brighton. It was Brighton Pride and we stayed in our usual cubby hole of boutique B&B Square Brighton.
We spent a lot of time with Darren, Chris and Hudd which of course made it all the more special.
The parade seemed shorter than usual although had the requisite number of drag queens, go-go boys and community floats.
It was the first time that the Preston Park event charged to get in. £8 for local residents rising to £17 for people on the gate. Still, a lot of people seemed prepared to pay as the walled field was pretty full. It took us a while to actually get in (incompetent security arrangements) but it added to the sense of fun.
One of the high points for me was actually on the Friday night. We'd gone to a restaurant and Sonia happened to be there. She was due to perform the following day at the festival. She was charming, sat on my knee and posed for pictures.
All in all it was a fun weekend. We drank, chatted to friends old and new and generally messed about.
On way back to London now. My liver could do with the rest.