Back in 2001 the current Manchester Pride was called Manchester Gayfest.
What a fantastic weekend, it all kicked off at 2pm with a colourful parade through the city centre. Cruze 101 won the best overall float with their Jungle theme, best indervidual float went to Manchester Showbar. The Mr Gay UK boys got my vote, 15 hunky boys dressed in only their pants!
All the bars along
After the parade we changed into four red devils, promoting the energy drink Red Devil. They were one of the main sponsors of the Mr Gay UK competition, so later in the evening we opened the show with a dance act and presented the £1,000 cheque to the winner. It was a busy day but great fun.
The official Gayfest party on Saturday night was University Challenge. 8 club nights came together (Heaven, Crash, Fruit Machine, Fibre, Salvation, Trade, Housework and Sinergy) to produce an amazing one-stop party in the Student Union. We were the gogo boys working in the main room, so we clad into our speedos and danced our heads off. Wow what a fantastic night!!
Sunday was just as
busy with many events in the evening to get around and see. We started off in
Essential, which was busy as always after a few drinks on
For info on the current annual Manchester Pride log onto:
For info on the current annual Manchester Pride log onto: ManchesterPride.com