Passing on the parade
The Divers/Cité parade will take place tonight on René Levesque between de Lorimier and St-Hubert. It will begin at 8h45 PM under the Jacques Cartier Bridge and there should be a minute of silence at 9h30. I will be followed by a big party on Berri Square.
Unfortunately yours truly won’t be there. While I absolutely adored the 2004 afternoon parade, as a photographer I found last year’s event to be an exercise in frustration. Even though this year’s organizers are promising even more light, the parade route has been shortened to only 16 city blocks. Combine this will all of the Outgames visitors and we are looking at a fairly dense crowd. I don’t know if I should blame the organizers, the city of Montreal or George W. Bush, but I simply can’t imagine moving around with a tripod under such conditions.
In the words of the immortal Cartman: Screw you guys, I’m going home!