The Pride celebrations have continued unabated over the weekend – the weather has been a major factor in everyone’s enjoyment. We had a good old wander around on Sunday and chatted to so many interesting and ‘alternative’ people.
Even babies were sporting their rainbow colours.
Difficult to tell one Gordon from another!
Happily the police had little to do but enjoy the occasion as well.
We ate too much fudge.
A Purple Heart if ever there was one.
“Diva Fever” helped to entertain us in the arena during the afternoon. They were very good indeed.
Two guys who were thoroughly enjoying themselves!
BGT’s “Bosom Buddies” were a hoot (and they could sing!).
Love and equality is the order of Pride – Dorothea pulls again!
Margaret still thought her son was overdressed for the occasion.
Our favourite steward. Wonder why!
On Monday evening the arena was filled to capacity, it was a great atmosphere.
Yes, that is a row of pink toilets over there in the corner.
Rylan was given a brilliant welcome – he’s a real showman.
The last act of the evening was Shayne Ward who was great ……..
…… even coming down into the crowd to sing.
The last event of the weekend was the regular Candlelit Vigil in Sackville Gardens. This year lead by Charlie Condou (Marcus from Coronation Street).
It was an emotional time for so many people as the candles were lit and we had a minute silence when we could remember friends and loved ones who are no longer with us.
Candles were placed at the statue of Alan Turing, the World War II code breaker, in memory of his life and work.
The evening, and the whole Pride event, was finished in style by the usual impressive firework display on the edge of Sackville Gardens.
Well, we’ve had the most terrific fun at Manchester Pride this year. We’ve made new friends and met up with old ones and there’s only one thing more we can say:- WE’VE BOUGHT OUR TICKETS FOR NEXT YEAR!