Monday, July 16, 2012

Pride: Bristol

Two Pride parades in one week?! (Lucky me!) - and this Saturday was Bristol's turn to be 'camp and damp'.

For the third year running, the 'Sing Out Bristol' LGBT Community Choir (of which Sir is a member) had been asked to open the event on College Green. They also needed 'friends and family' to join them in the parade and hand out stickers for their 'Love Train' fund-raising concert later in the year, and so Sir asked if His pup would like to come down to help.

The Bristol was a little smaller than London - but not without vigour and fun (and despite the neo-fascist 'English Defence League' holding a rally nearby). The March itself was also incredibly scenic, as it wound down the hill between the University and the Council buildings.

The choir had decided to wear the rainbow colours, and so each member was asked to wear "something bright and colourful"; I might be biased, but I think my Man stole the show in His orange camos, XXX Amsterdam polo shirt and accessories... :)

Despite an initial hitch with the sound system, 'Sing Out' gave an incredible show that had the gathered crowd jiving and singing along. Their choralography also raised a lot of appreciative laughs - as did the pup when I howled along to the 'When you were a little boy, did you have a puppy?' line in 'River Deep, Mountain high' ;)

After the show, Sir and I had a wander down to the waterfront and away from the noise of the square to look at the quayside market and grab a savoury crepe overlooking the docks. But then it was time for Him to head home to His Man, and me to mine - both a little damp, but happy to have spent another few hours together, proudly Man and dog.

It was a grand day OUT :)

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