Gays pitch their tent at Glastonbury
NYC Downlow makes its debut at the one of the UK’s largest music festival today, bringing some gay sensibility to the muddy fields of Somerset.
The gay-subculture tent will be a haven in a sea of heteros over the weekend, and organisers say they want to recreate the look and feel of a 1970s Manhattan gay bar.
No-one will be admitted without a moustache, though fake ones can be purchased at the door.
There will be a re-enactment of the famous Stonewall riot, a tranny Olympics and, according to The Times,
“Steaming drains, flashing “don’t walk” signs and trannies with ‘taches; an homage to New York before it was Disneyfied, when it was still dangerous (and fun).
“Don’t miss the “vogue off”, with trannies trying to out-vogue one another. A “vogue ball” will feature winners in difererent categories including “butch queen at a festival.””
This is the first time a gay tent has been erected at the Glastonbury festival.