Brighton Pride 2000

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Brighton is only an hour's drive south of London, and a very popular destination for the London boys if there're after a weekend away from the city. It's a coastal town with a fantastic beach (although its pebbles instead of sand) with a pier and other such attractions. There's also a favourite gay area on the beach, behind a discreet mound of pebbles towards the easterly end. A small mini train can shuttle you up and down if you don't fancy the walk.

Brighton Pride is always held towards the end of July. This year (2000) the weather was fantastic. The parade started early at 11:30am from the sea front and finished at Preston Park. As usual the park had a fantastic free festival with many top name acts appearing on stage. There was also a very popular dance tent provided by Wild Fruit, cabaret tent, line dancing, market and fun fair.

Once the park closed the partying carried on in the clubs till the early hours. Concord was this year's official after party venue. Unfortunately its only a small venue and tickets sold out quick disappointing many people. The other clubs were also completely full, some people having to wait hours just to get in. Hopefully next year a bigger venue will be chosen.

In all it was a great day out and comes highly recommended. Well done to all involved, thanks ;-)

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