I really enjoyed being a main part of the Parade, I enjoyed it so much that I didn’t even notice that I had strained my calf muscle until a half hour after the parade finished. But I’m not bothered as I enjoyed myself immensely.
It was our last rehearsal last night, Weds 23rd August, and my God was it tiring. I slept like a baby (I’ll avoid the obvious joke!) when I got home. And, this morning, my legs were still jellied!! Sadly I don’t have any pictures to add, but keep your eye on the local BBC news as they were there filming us last night.
The Pride parade Troopers workshop is run by an extremely nice guy called Brian, very arty and cleverer than a stick in a bucket of pigswill! He has managed to create costumes for fifty two people on a budget of under £3 per person. This picture shows one set of costumes, note the rainbow in six colours, as this is now the officially recognised rainbow of the gay community. Apparently the original eight colour rainbow was too costly for the purposes of printing. For my small part I ironed all the ‘P’ transfers on most of the shirts and most of baseball caps. I also did the transfers on the sweatshirts for the cheerleaders.
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