Saturday, August 2, 2008

Vancouver Pride 2008: Gloomy weather not breaking Pride spirit

It's another overcast day in Vancouver, about 24 hours before the big Pride parade. And even though the past few days have been gray and bleak, it hasn't dampened the spirits of this weekend's festivities.

There's a lot to do here in Vancouver, from renting a bike and exploring Stanley Park to a sea safari along the outskirts of the city to binging on great food. Late this afternoon, I'll blog on two places to eat at this weekend: The Calling and Beyond (at Century Plaza). Both dining spots surprised me in how affordable they are, so if you want to save money and still get a mouthwatering bang for your buck, check back later today for mini reviews on these two eateries.

If you're headed into Vancouver today, bring a warm sweater or light water-resistant jacket. The weather could change tomorrow, but be prepared in case it doesn't. Don't forget socks and a pair of jeans.

Today at noon is the Dyke March, taking place at McSpadden Park (Victoria Drive & 4th), that runs until 4pm. Tonight's big party is POWER featuring hot DJ Brett Henrichsen at the Biltmore Cabaret, cost is $25-$35. This will be a whopper of a dance party, and I'm anticipating one of my roommates will drive up to Vancouver this evening just for this one party. And, he'll probably stay for the Global Pride party at the Telus World of Science with a performance by DJ Abel and an appearance by porn star Zeb Atlas. Cost is $55-$95, and it will be b-u-s-y!

Besides the big parties, Davie Street is bustling with packed-to-capacity bars and sexy passersby. You won't have a problem meeting new friends if you come alone (wink).

Travel safe to Vancouver Pride 2008, and for any specific details on all Pride festivities visit

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