I have a blast every year at the Big Gay Out. This year I went with Hylas and Ailuros, meeting up with Demeter (and my niece) whilst we were there. As always, I had a parasol to keep the sun from burning me. Rainbow seemed entirely appropriate, yes?
Hylas decided not to dress up this year – but Ailuros was an extremely eye-catching kitty! Many, many people asked to have their picture taken with him, and Hylas was an obliging photographer. Click-throughs on the pics this week will show you why …
The amazing lion was part of the First Scene stand – we all wanted pictures with the lion, and they all wanted pictures with the kitty! So we took turns
And sometimes you just have to get a photographs with the sign that says where you are …
Eventually, after checking out all the stalls, bumping into folks we knew, and having a bite to eat, we’d had enough. Despite the occasional drop of drizzle (waxed parasols are good for keeping rain off, too), it was hot and muggy, and we’d seen all we wanted to see. So it was time to hop back on the bus and head on home.
It was a big day – a big gay day – out. And it was fantastic!
Parasols are becoming more popular every year at the BGO – great to see so many people using them!