Saturday, August 07, 2010
Gay Pride Boat Parade
It is the annual Gay Boat Parade today, when when imaginatively decorated boats parade down the entire length of the Prinsengracht.
Today it has been raining for hours and has just stopped now, normally thousands flock here xto see the boats and to party all weekend.
100,000 visitors would not be unusual, think it will be less especially as the Gay Games are happening in Cologne, Germany this weekend.
Also four well known gay bars have closed, amazing to think that April and the Cockring are no more, their boats were always good.
Now thdere will be lots more company boats, and banks which are all very sober boats not really the spirit of the paradqe which is a flamboyant festival.
Shame about the weather, glad for me it is not nicer otherwise I would be so sad that I can not gro out.
Shame though as sun is always nicer, will keel this short off for a shower and to sit in the front room with my darling Richie and the dogs.