Midsummer Festival is held in Melbourne during the dates of January 12th – 2nd February and is a celebration of Queer Culture.
The opening carnival was a fantastic event which brought together all sorts in celebration of the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex) community. Unfortunately what was portrayed of queer culture on this day was a very sex orientated series of entertainment. I don’t necessarily agree with the queer culture seemingly to be all about sex and felt the entertainment somewhat over exaggerated this aspect for which I was little disappointed, though it was very entertaining to see a dancer get very drunk and hump the stage, but hey that’s just my thoughts.
To be honest I was just happy to be out and about in the arms of my girlfriend, feeling accepted within the community and not afraid to give her a kiss because of the social awkwardness of the people around us – the drunk, stage humping dancer I guess was just a bonus.
Like most music festivals there was rockin’ music, live bands and great company as the sun made it’s exit. The energy of thundering feet electrified the atmosphere, dirt fogged the air and the last of the sun cooked our skin as we celebrated our acceptance as human beings.
If your looking to see what it’s all about please visit the Midsummer Festival website for a list of events or to support the Queer community please join the beloved Pride March is held on the 2nd of February for a great cause and quality entertainment.
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