Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Orgullo 08 - Gay Pride Week

You may or may not be aware that we live on Plaza de Chueca, and that Chueca is the gay district of Madrid. Once a year it goes crazier than usual and hosts Gay Pride Week. It started this afternoon.

In the Plaza itself there is a monster stage that takes up about a quarter of the available space. There's been a couple of acts on so far - a couple of drag queens and a rock/punk band. As you can see from the pics below, this is quite a popular event. There are other stages set up around the barrio, and we are planning to venture out shortly for a looksee. We may not be able to get back into our building before midnight: wish us luck!

UPDATE: The live entertainment finished at about 10pm, and a DJ appeared. He slapped up the volume and did his thing until 0030. The crowd loved it, but this Boring Old Fart decided to preserve what's left of his eardrums and went to a pub in another barrio. Ho hum.


dubaibilly said...

What a fantastic you have! Never mind going out, you should be selling tickets!

dubaibilly said...

And of course the missing word is "view".

I'm sure I typed it! I suppose I should preview my posts before I publish them.

El Guiri said...

We moved in last week (just down the road in Malasaña) and were wondering what all the stages were being assembled for.

Atleast they can combine the Eurocopa celebrations with the Gay Parade!