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Pride Parade photos

As promised, my photos from the Belfast Pride Parade. They're crummy photos, taken with a crummy camera and then scanned (hardly a recommended way of improving image quality), but still - such as they are, here they follow:

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Teaser: marijne, my_mundane_life, me, and thebiomechanoid.

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The rainbow flag getting unfurled in the street.

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The rainbow flag up and fluttering along the road.

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Approaching City Hall. Backs of marijne's and my_mundane_life's heads visible; also alex_droog. Sorry about that!

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People walking under the flag as the air lifts it up.

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thebiomechanoid in rapturous wonder.

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One of the floats - totally unspectacular compared to some of the others, but this is the one we happened to be dancing along by.

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thebiomechanoid dancing along behind said float.

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Me doing the same.

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The Joker, zipping up and down on a scooter.

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Protesters in front of City Hall (not the people in the foreground, who are shoppers watching the parade - the people in the background in the enclosure with the signs). The big sign reads "Repent Ye Therefore and Be Converted", a banner along the front of the enclosure says "Homosexuality is Sin", and one of the smaller signs says "Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out".

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The after party in Writers' Square: marijne, my_mundane_life, leah_sam22, and thebiomechanoid

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As in the teaser: marijne, my_mundane_life, me, and thebiomechanoid


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Aug. 22nd, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
Utterly fabulous! Are you definitely still coming to B movie in Sept - please say you are and that you are staying at mine?
Aug. 22nd, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
That's the plan, and thanks so much for the offer of somewhere to stay. Would it work OK for you if I came round to your flat beforehand to finish off the last bits of getting ready?
Aug. 22nd, 2005 09:53 am (UTC)
Indeed - there will be a drinks and nibbles and corset ttying gathering. I'll be in from about 5.00 o'clock so feel free to arrive any time thereafter.
Aug. 22nd, 2005 10:08 am (UTC)
Ah, great! I'll need address and directions nearer the time, but it's probably best to wait until I've done the moving-to-England thing first. Otherwise I'll just get mightily confused and probably lose them or something.
Aug. 22nd, 2005 07:39 am (UTC)
Hooray :)
Leah is leah_sam22 btw.
Aug. 22nd, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks - I've edited that in.
Aug. 22nd, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
Great stuff. Its good to see that sort of thing going on in Belfast, its was definitely a city that needed it when I left. Oh, and I noticed in the comments that you are going to be over for B-Movie next month, which is fantastic, I'll see you there.
Aug. 23rd, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)
Yep, it was an excellent day out. It had a real party atmosphere, and most of the people watching the parade seemed to be enjoying the spectacle, rather than getting upset about what it stood for.

And indeed - see you at B-Movie!
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