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Thursday, 31 July 2008

Guess Who I Met Last Night!?

Last night I wound up drinking from 5:30pm onwards and heading to the 20th floor of a friend of a friend's apartment building to watch the fireworks. It was a stunning spectacle from China as there is currently a fireworks competition going on in Vancouver with Canada, the US, and China vying for top honours. I haven't gone to the Celebration of Light (formerly known as the Symphony of Fire) for a while as I don't like dealing with the massive crowds some of whom can get rude/violent. It's been relatively quiet and calm this year, however.

Canada started off the contest last Wednesday with a Godzilla-themed display, while the USA countered with a fireworks theme of Love. Last night, China's theme was the Olympics and it was just gangbusters! The sky was brilliant with reds, greens, blues, golds, silvers... From the moment it started to the moment it ended, it was non-stop explosions of light in the evening sky.

Afterwards, I met up with some friends and went down to Celebrities (gay bar) as Vancouver is currently also in the midst of celebrating Pride, culminating with the big parade this Sunday! What better way to party mid-week than to go clubbing, get drunk, run into your boss' boss, and then meet the legendary transgendered icon Amanda Lepore!!! She was the special guest of the evening and did a performance for everyone, which brought the house down! Afterwards, people lined up for photos and as I didn't have my camera with me, I just went and told her how awesome she was and to thank her for being here. She was a total sweetie, which the organizers of the event also attested to.

Happy Pride everybody!

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