Recession at the Hamburg Christopher Street Day.
Dykes on Tretroller – Reputation for Dykes on Bikes
The world's economically hard times go to the Christopher Street Day in Hamburg not unscathed, as I discovered in the long line on the last weekend. There was a new simplicity and it has cut corners and ends. The Dykes on Bikes led instead of heavy machinery as usual this year, the parade on Vespa scooters at. (That's almost libelous), Olivia Jones saved himself quite the same and I convinced with stylish elegance and less substance than this navy outfit is actually assigned.
Instead of the Supergirl outfit I decided – there alone and traveling in Hamburg – for my Navykleid of Stop Staring. But shortly after I left my home and came into the sun, it became obvious to me, that it was too hot for a long dress and I had to do something urgently…. Consequently, I entered a stop at my favorite hamburger Alterations, the binnnen it 10 Cared for minutes, I have the same one parte a little fabric. As I said, it had to be saved.
That the dress at the end was the wrong choice, I then had to go to the Christopher Street Day view pretty quickly, I noticed it almost immediately, that the photographers crowd did not respond as usual to me… It even went so far, that some photographers – while I vorbeistöckelte them – rumhantierten on their cameras, thus these interesting at the next person – I was not obvious – is completely ready for use. So I have to say the photographer saving memory card space. Hmpf. That would not happen to me last year with the Zönix – and it will not happen to me next year again. I swear.
And because we are already so far with saving, was saved with a little, namely with spectators. Also, if the organizers and the police somehow found other numbers, found out my subjective gut feeling, that a pair of spectators along the route less road… And who thinks now, that was just only my subjective gut feeling, let me tell, that the other people, when I asked the same question, responded well with their subjective gut feeling… It must have been something in that well-.
But frankly I am not surprised that even. So it was with the Christopher Street Day in Mannheim or greater Gaypride at the other end of the Republic, as the weather was so great, that the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, Outdoor pools and lakes attracted and finally the world was still Astra Day. Enough reasons to stay away from the parade. But it was really well filled.
And who thinks now, I this Gaypride Hamburg terrible place, which is completely wrong, because I have enjoyed the day and I will enjoy the Hamburg next year again, because Hamburg has always been great weather, nice people and a smooth mood. Another outfit and everything will be fine, The next time.
All photos by Oliver Schulz