Orgullo 2011 en Madrid – The Lesmadrid Party

A promise is a promise so I’m back with infos about the 2011’s Orgullo (Pride) Gay from Madrid. This year, the parade was obstructed by some restrictions regarding the noise in Chueca neighborhood so the street music concerts and dj’s performances were all affected. The proposal was that all the people to wear headphones, but you can imagine what frustrating was not to be able to talk to your friends or to hear people whistling or shouting… so, no atmosphere at all. I can listen music at home too, I can even dance at home, but of course what makes a concert special is the atmosphere, the link between the band/dj and the public. A total mess, I hope this will be a lesson for the next years manifestations.

Otherwise, it was a wonderful ambient on Chueca’s streets all the past week (especially for the weekend, starting with Thursday), a lot of people wearing imaginative and sexy costumes and make-ups in a 0% tolerance for the intolerance. Haha, how did I wrote it 🙂 The 2nd July’s parade started at 6 PM (with a quarter hour delay) with some fireworks in a very hot atmosphere on the Puerta Alcala, following to Plaza Cibeles, then to Gran Via, Callao and finalizing its journey in Plaza España where there was one of the concert stages. Imagine 2 kilometers of wide boulevard massively compacted with people dancing, shouting and enjoying the Orgullo, despite the hot temperature of the Spanish capital. But, then, all this people went to bars, clubs or street stages to continue the party. Because I love the lesbian clubs atmosphere, I went with my lovely girl into Paddock, a chic club from Paseo Recoletos to continue the fun as the party here was set up by Lesmadrid, an organization made out of lesbian clubs and bars Truco, Escape and Fulanita de Tal. We enjoy very much the music, the design of the club, even the drinks, the only (for us) problem was with the ventilation that doesn’t worked and, as I love to dance, it made me sweat all the time. The good thing is that my makeup survived, the bad thing is that my love asked me to leave before the ending of the party.

Putting all together, it was a good Orgullo this year, but with some issues (that I hope the next year will be solved), so I think it was a little better last year. This should be a lesson for the next editions. But enough talking, let’s see some photos (I know you fervently wish). Click on them to see the full size.

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