Sunday, 28 June 2015

The biggest one I ever saw



It's official! Yesterday was the biggest Gay Pride in London yet, and it remains the largest one-day event in the capital...





"Our Gang" did us proud, adhering to our own theme - chosen by a vote every year when we gather at September's Proms in the Park (to see out "The Season"); giving us a full nine months to shop and prepare - of "white, feathers and diamonds".



We started the day with bacon butties and champagne at our friend Sal's pub before gathering our skirts and heading to our usual "spot" near Selfridges to watch the parade before choosing our moment to join in.



White is a difficult theme to manage. It is an unforgiving hue for anyone "of a certain age" and carrying any kind of additional weight as a consequence. However, I think we looked rather spectacular, if I say so myself. [Even if we were particularly grey with filth from London's streets by the end of it...]



Seemingly half the world was there - even after we joined (at least an hour in), apparently the paraders went on for ages afterwards, and the West End was absolutely packed to the gunnels with party animals. There were more than 250 organised groups taking part in the parade itself; we merely "gate-crashed" it. We celebrated with drag queens, Muslims, Sikhs, Goths, trans men and women, older gays, Scouts, firemen, the Armed Forces, church-goers, gay boxers, footballers, singers, swimmers, lady-boys, masters and slaves, Muscle Marys, pretty "chickens", bankers, policemen and everything else under the rainbow...



...and even Royalty!



It was a stupendous day.



As always.

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    1. It was "Spectacular, spectacular", my dear..! Jx

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  2. A wonderful day with wonderful friends - Fantabulosa.

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  3. Yay!! Fabulous as always!!

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  4. I am certain you would have looked every bit as sparkly had you been there... Jx

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  5. looks fab - the outfits are always so special x

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    1. Shame due to circumstances yours did not get an airing. Hope all is OK. Jx

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  6. You and your crew look amazing. I think you should have won a medal or something.

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    1. I was hoping for a DBE... Jx

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  7. I am always impressed by the fabulous and classy outfits you guys have every year!

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    1. "Fabulous and classy" - that has a ring to it I like :-)
      Jx

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