montreal pride

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    Jul 09, 2008 12:56 AM GMT
    ya. so i'm gonna be lame and throw this thread in this forum too.

    anyone stopping by?
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    Jul 09, 2008 3:29 AM GMT
    poor JMS. You are making me feel bad I am not going. At this rate, I may have to make and emergency trip!
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    Jul 09, 2008 3:49 AM GMT
    My partner and I are debating on it. Its either montreal for pride or chicago. Chicago is winning out though because Im over due to see family and he has never been.
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    Jul 16, 2008 1:12 AM GMT
    Going to Montreal the 1st of August for the weekend. Just got the plane tickets and hotel room!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 16, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    Which Pride celebration? -- there are now TWO in Montréal: DivérsCité (which is the first weekend in August to correspond with the Canadian civic holiday the first Monday of the month), which is essentially a weekend-long dance party (with Canadian songstress Deborah Cox to perform a PWYC concert on Sunday night parc Émilie-Gamelin)http://www.diverscite.org; and Fierté Aug 14 - 17, which took up what DivérCité no longer wanted to do, including community-based events and the parade. http://www.fiertemontrealpride.com/home.htm

    I went to DivérsCité last year, and Fierté was the weekend before (last year was the first year), and according to everyone, Fierté was amazing...so much so few of the locals seemed to come out to DivérCité. It was dead, or at least there was a severe lack of energy there.

    Oh, and don't forget to mention that St-Catherine street in the Village has been closed off to cars for several weeks & will be so until September -- there are open patios (called "terraces" in Montréal) everywhere, everyday.
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    Jul 16, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
    Crap, two celebrations, why make it so confusing? We couldn't go to the Aug 14-17 event anyways, so we will see how the danceparty goes.
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    Jul 16, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    i didn't know any of that info... and considering i've only ever been to pride once for the parade in 2005, i'm not surprised.