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I've probably said it before and I'll say it again. Padova, really, never disappoints. Gay/Bear life in this city in Northern Italy is really very much alive and thriving and bear parties are just part of the charm of the scene there. Also some Italians are surprised, but Padova has really turned itself into a very gay friendly city, and of the "biggest" things is Padova Pride Village, a huge two month event, full of concerts, parties, good company. Their slogan La festa per tutti - Party for everybody - is there for a very good reason. And last night was a United Bears night, huge, amazing party that attracted probably a couple of thousand people. Yes, I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor and I did it willingly. As always. :) A weekend to remember. Just what I needed after a really hard and long week at work. And now off to bed and LJife will happen tomorrow.



A very... mobile picture. :)





It was an easy afternoon, before it all exploded.

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People who made it all so special #1: Viki vksi .


People who made it all so special #2: Riccardo.


People who made it all so special #3: Andrea.


People who made it all so special #4: Iggy.


Oh, look, stars!


Reflecting Padua.


Welcome to homeland of small cars. :)


Reflecting Iggy.


 

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leafshimmer
Jul. 18th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Sheer rhapsody! and it looks as if the weather--and the MEN--were gorgeous!

I just love, love, LOVE your new title card (or whatever it's called--the image of you with the lovely cooling drinkie in the foreground--la vita di Tomaz, che bello!),

ciao ciao!
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Men were amazing. :)

Thanks! I also like this picture. It has nice slow summer esprit, methinks.

HUGS
blt4success66
Jul. 19th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
tease.
tilia_tomentosa
Jul. 19th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
He always is. :)
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cajuncountry
Jul. 19th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Man that sounds like a great time. Love the pics of your friends. I believe Riccardo would make my night special too. Fuck he's hot!

"SUBWOOFERAMA" is that a word? LOL.
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Riccardo is.... a cookie!: )

I guees it is a word - actually a group of WOOFY DJs. :)
eloquentwthrage
Jul. 19th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
The pics of your friends are terrific!
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Good people they are......
omero_hassan
Jul. 19th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
I can't figure out which dancer is you...
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
The one hiding behind the stage. :)
bygbrat
Jul. 19th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
and you would think that venice would outshine padova but it doesn't even come close. all the bears went to padova i guess. lovely photos!!!!! :D
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
Well... when it comes to party life... Padova rocks! :)
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london1967
Jul. 19th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
They are not that small... really... I'm 6'1" and used to drive a small Fiat 850!

 1967 Fiat 850 Jerry Seinfeld Survivor Front
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putzmeisterbear
Jul. 19th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
It sounds like a wonderful time. And such handsome men...
innout
Jul. 19th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
I still say he needs to come here and visit though.
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london1967
Jul. 19th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
Great to hear that you had such a great time with such lovely men!

Fancy that! Padova as a gay destination! (I'm surprised)
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
See? Things are changing! :)
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paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
This. :)
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paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
It's such hard work. :)
london1952
Jul. 19th, 2010 08:32 am (UTC)
LOL ! Franco used to say "there are no gay men in Italy,....... they are all in the UK !" LOL ...... I guess looking at the photo some made it back, and to Padova of all places ! Glad to hear you had a great time.
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
See? You need to re-discover italy. :)
wooferstl
Jul. 19th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
Americans are cursed with wide-open spaces.
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
But why are they like that? :)
dendren
Jul. 19th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
what fun, and so much sexy mens. Yay for a fun and loving weekend :)
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Now I need to plan another one. :)
coffeeguy777
Jul. 19th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
I Like the pic's of your friends..I have to vist Italy someday sence my grandparents were from there.But Corona in Italy?? what happened to Peroni?..hahaha
paterson_si
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
My friends are sooooo handsome! :)

Well, I opted for Corona. They were also offering some domestic stuff. :)
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