Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vancouver Pride 2008: Drizzly and cool on Thursday in Vancouver

I'm not sure what the weather is supposed to be like this w'end, but if you're perhaps driving up tonight or overnight for Vancouver Pride, bring a raincoat because it doesn't appear the clouds are going away anytime soon.

Tonight's big event is Pride Movie Night at the Vancity Theatre (1811 Seymour Street, at Davie). Three unique docs will be shown: Prides in Conflict, Rainbow Pride: A Story of the Rainbow Flag and Hookers on Davie.

Also tonight, "Envy My Music" at gay club Celebrities. Cost is $30. Dress code is hot. Local DJs and German whiz DJ Groove Rebels are expected to spin the tunes.

Trains from Seattle are packed through Sunday, and it looks like shuttle buses are filling up too. There didn't appear to be much congestion today coming into Canada at the border, but this could change as we near the w'end. Plan for a bit of a wait.

Journalists from London, New York, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and of course, Seattle, are making their way to Vancouver today and tomorrow for this year's 30th anniversary of the parade and festival.

Seattle Gay News is pleased to call the Metropolitan Hotel, right in downtown Vancouver and two blocks from the fabulous Cactus Club Cafe, our homebase for 2008 Vancouver Pride. More updates and details on the festivities tomorrow.

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