Liberty IT at Belfast Pride - our day in the 2019 Parade

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

2019 was our second year participating in the Belfast Pride parade and we are already excited for 2020!

On Saturday morning, we gathered in our Adelaide Street office for a hearty donut breakfast, strong coffee and some incredible face -and beard- painting.

We all got kitted out with our t-shirts, flower garlands, deely boppers, flags and kazoos and made our way to Custom House Square. When we found our spot in the parade queue, the atmosphere was already incredible and while we waited we happily soaked it all up… Speaking of soaked, this was just about the time the rain started! This is Belfast though and a few showers wouldn’t dampen the spirits. By the time we set off on the parade, the downpour had eased and we made our way on to High Street.

As we followed the route, it was a wonderful surprise to see so many of our Liberty IT colleagues and families along the way to cheer us on. We could only imagine this is how a group of celebrities would feel walking through a city centre – the vibes from the cheering crowd were amazing and really got the excitement up another level. It was lovely to catch up with old friends and make some new ones too.

We finally arrived back at High Street, bedraggled but on a real buzz. Some went off to do other things; some stayed in town to take part in all the other Pride-related festivities – but we all were clear on one thing – next year will be bigger and better than ever!

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