My friends, Tim and Jessica, took me out for dinner last night, but beforehand we visited the gay/lesbian street festival, an annual event that takes place one week before the Christopher Street Day parade in Berlin. The festival was a mob scene — thousands of gay men and lesbian couples.
I suppose the good weather was responsible for producing such a major turnout. Tents on both sides of the street sold beer, cocktails, wine, sausages and (yes) hamburgers.
People from all over Europe — Spain especially — attended the festival. Men held hands and kissed in the street and it was awfully sexy.
After dinner, I returned to Nollendorfplatz. The crowd was even bigger than before. I stopped by Tom’s Bar, normally one of my favorite nightspots in the Nollendorfplatz neighborhood, but it was so crowded and stuffy that I left after two beers, preferring the fresh air of the street.
Around two A.M. I grabbed the night bus home, and now here I am at three in the morning, wide awake. (Oh, the wages of sin …)
I hope everyone has a nice Sunday. I plan to sleep late myself.