Last weeks Exeter Pride wasn’t just about the procession, although that was great. It was followed by live entertainment on stage at Northernhay park, beside the city wall. Luckily it was a warm, blue sky day, perfect for lazing on the grass, chilling or catching up with friends. I was Gilly-no-mates at first, but did find some friends who felt sorry for me!
Then this years Chairman officially opened the event.
Ben checks out Chris
The MP and the Mayor
Applause for MC Chris
Some entertainment began
There has to be a choir
Joss Stone’s drummer
Joss Stone’s guitarist
I wasn’t able to stay for Joss Stone’s performance, so it was brilliant to catch her sounds checks.
And I’m rather pleased with this photo, even if it won’t zoom in very well, click for a bigger view of the others.
The lovely lady herself, home grown in Devon.
The ninth Exeter Pride took place on Saturday, so I went downtown to check it out. Here are some of my hundreds of photos.
The Firemen were there!
You never know when you’ll need a super hero
Any excuse to dress up
The Mayor showed her support for the LGBT community
A rainbow fire service
Let’s skate a rainbow
Exeter Morris Men
Street Heat Sarah
I followed the procession through the High Street for half a mile, then up into Northernhay Park, where the celebrations continued for the rest of the day.
Street Heat’s Dancer
A smiley samba lady
Next year I’ll make sure I have time to stay for the stage entertainment. I was able to see Jos Stone doing sound checks, but not perform and I know there was a lot more to see. A great day out and it’s free!