All Pride, All the Time
Trip Start Jul 09, 2008
44Trip End Aug 22, 2008
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So, wandering through the streets of Stockholm I stumbled upon the Dans Museet. It's a museum dedicated to the performing arts! And it was free! Yay! After the QBoy session, I scrambled on over and checked out the exhibits. Most of it was portraits and costumes of famous dancers and ballets. Admittedly, the only time other performing arts came into play was with other cultures (e.g. Japanese, Indian) and the theatrical elements in their national dances. In that end it was a bit of a let down, but otherwise it was awesome to see a museum dedicated to the performing arts. Yay! I even watched a documentary on this famous Swedish choreographer who did the choreography for My Fair Lady and Camelot
I spent from 16.00 to about 21.00 in Pride Park. Basically it's this big park with tents and a couple stages. There were events at the tents going on and performers all night on the stages. Mainly it was singers, but there was an awesome female duo of trapeze artists. I caught a few pics of them and the crowd and such. Again, once I get access to a computer that will let me, I'll be uploading the pics. (Apparently there's a gay internet café in Amsterdam. Who knew?) One awesome thing was that Nikki French performed 3 songs. For those who aren't familiar with the name, she sang "Total Eclipse of the Heart." (Again, I totally thought of you, Amanda, and how we tend to randomly break out into the song. I even recorded a little bit of it!)
Really, it sounds like a boring entry, but I had a fantastic time. There's just such a great energy at Pride. I may even cave and buy this super-gay double CD they're selling of 'Pride Classics.' We'll see.
I've noticed an odd thing about the Swedes. While they're a very liberated country, they really are reserved about showing affection in public
Ugh. So, there's totally this dirty old man in my dorm. He's always kind of watching me. He's sitting next to me right now. Ew. I thought I was safe outside the bars. Definitely not fun when you come back from a shower, but dude knows better than to try anything more than looking. He'll get his ass handed to him. My glares have made that perfectly clear.
Anyway, I've been online for quite some time and should let someone else on. Also, Happy Birthday, Shasta!!