Lovedub on Parade: Brighton Gay Pride July 2007

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The most unusual commission we’ve had for the Lovedub so far has to be the annual Gay Pride Parade in Brighton.

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I towed a float for the Gay Pride Shop. To liven things up a bit, we invited various drag queens who were passing by to sit in the back.

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Our dear old Lovedub enjoys the attention, and she performed admirably – towing a float at 5mph, and stopping and starting constantly, is as bad as being in London rush-hour traffic. Of course, at 41 years old she is in her prime, and she didn’t falter,

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Of all the floats in the parade, we were probably the most interactive with the crowds; everyone likes to be photographed next to the Lovedub.

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I think Soraya was worried the drag queens might have got me…

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In the weeks before the Parade, the Lovedub was used to advertise the event in Churchill Square.

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What I particularly liked about it was that it was not so much just a gay celebration, but definitely a Brighton celebration. Brighton is an incredible place to live and the crowds were amazing.

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