Pride Comes Before A Party
Right, the giant flags are up around the flat (the one over the canal is particularly fetching), the helicopters are circling overhead and it’s threatening to rain – it must be London Pride then! To every one of the one million people expected in the capital today, to everyone who’s flying the flag, even Rymans the stationers who managed to stick plastic flags on their pens – chancers – have a great day and a wild evening.
I think, therefore, that we should have the campest song that I can find in my treasure box of naffery. I looked for ‘Do-Me-Do Duds’ from ‘The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T’ but couldn’t find the clip posted anywhere, so instead let’s have a rousing Weimar-era protest song updated from the original by the ever-divine Ute Lemper. The German gay anthem was popular throughout Germany from the moment it was made a record in 1921 until Hitler took power in early 1933.