Keeping It G-A-Y
Trip Start Apr 18, 2010
100Trip End Dec 20, 2010
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So me, Barry and his boyfriend, Pedro hung out for the day and the weather was perfect. Proof that if there really is a god, he does love fags after all.
It was a wicked day right from when I got on the Metro and at the next stop the train was filled with shouting, singing and whooping homos, so much better than Sydney where they pen you in behind a railing and there's no room to move. 3 million people showed up this year and there was still room to dance along the road.
There were more people in São Paulo for the gay parade than there is in Auckland.
Drinking in the streets is legal in Brazil an all so you don't have to worry about hiding your alcohol from the cops. Run out of beer? No worries, it won't be long before you find someone else with a polystyrene esky full of beery goodness.
We must have spent a good 4 or 5 hours, walking and dancing though the streets of one of the biggest cities in the world surrounded by millions of people who know how to party. Today my legs ache from the dancing and my arms ache from the waving but that was easily the best pride march I've ever seen.
And it's happy anniversary to Barry and Pedro, they first met at the Gay Parade 2009, they told me their getting together story which involved Barry spending the night staring at Pedro but not ever thinking that Pedro would look at him. Just as Barry was leaving some guy tapped him on the shoulder and said something to him in Portuguese and when Barry answered with "I'm sorry, I don't speak Portuguese," Pedro stepped out from behind the guy and translated, "He'd like to know if you want to join us for a drink." The other guy soon left, apparently when Pedro had seen Barry leaving he'd sent his friend over to stop him.
Mine and Ana's is less romantic. We'd already met and had a conversation and I'd thought she was hot as but never thought she'd be interested, hadn't even entertained it, she was too hot. Then one night when she was in my bar with a couple of mates our mutual friend, Travis, bounded up with a photo of her on his phone and said, "Would you fuck her?"
"Oh hell yeah!" I believe my response was something along those lines.
Ah whatever, I still think it deserves an Awwwww!