What a great theme to a week. It’s been my mantra for this week and truly something I can see happens over and over again for me. Saturday night was the perfect example. Pride WA held the Pride Parade through Northbridge and it was a perfect storm of pride.
Coming off the back of the Yes vote in Australia a couple of weeks ago I went with two intentions. Cover my home town pride with as much excitement as the two LGBT festivals I plan on attending next year (stay tuned for further details). Secondly to get out and have a great time with a great group of friends.
First up what did I wear? Feeling a real lack of circuit party fun of late I opted for a harness I purchased at Folsom St Fair a couple of years back. This meant a couple of weeks of good eating and working out in Megaformer and Ride (indoor cycling) classes because everything was out.I felt fun and sexy, so this was a great vibe to bounce off when heading into the parade.
I love that Perth’s parade is at night, unlike other cities I have experienced with daytimes parades the nighttime feel really gives more of a party vibe. The hit float of the night was of course the WA Aids Council, taking out best float. Although as always I had a soft spot for the shirtless Brazilian drummers. As the parade ended we immediately lined up to head into Connections Nightclub.
Being on a budget I opted for Connections rather then other parties as they offered free entry for the first hour rather then a cover charge so I had more cash to spend on drinks through the night. What is great about this is the free entry allows the club to fill up early! Lets be real, my days of heading out at midnight are done for done. I need atmosphere and vibes early on and this is where is was at.
Connections continued to deliver even after the parade with amazing DJ’s spinning not just todays tracks but some amazing classic house jams that can only be described as Handbag Disco. Topped off with stunning shows produced by the iconic Barbie Q and Crew, who not only bring the drag every year but also vocalists and sexy pole dancers. The main show brought the house down.
As the lights came up and it was closing time everyone parted ways still revelling in an amazing night. Seeing old friends and new come out and celebrate brings a smile to my face, it was one of those nights where everything worked out perfectly. With this mindset I moved into the another week of saving knowing everything is unfolding exactly as it is meant to.
*Feature image photo credit Pride WA.