In light of the recent event in an Orlando night club, where a gunman allegedly having pledged his allegiance to ISIS (or is it ISIL?) killed 50 people, leaving many others injured, talks have begun in relation to security at Toronto's upcoming Pride Parade.
Unfortunately, I believe that it is already too late to consider putting a security blanket over this years Pride events. In previous years, I have been to Pride concerts standing behind the barricade that holds the fans back from rushing the stage. Then all of a sudden the media pit [that tiny piece of real estate between me and the musicians] is overflowing with scantily clad revellers holding up their cell phone cameras to try to capture the moments on stage. There seems to be a large number of individuals and organizations affiliated with Pride that get VIP access like I have never seen at ANY other event. Pit access seems to be one of those perks.
As far as I am concerned, Pride can't control that one little piece of real estate (between the fans [who have waited all day in the hot sun] and the stage) generally referred to as the media pit. It will be far beyond the capabilities of Pride to control the moving, ever changing, real estate that has become a Toronto Pride Parade.
Hi! My name is Cheryl. All of my work is inspired by my senses. Sometimes my sixth sense comes into play. At other times I'll inject a healthy dose of common sense.