Oslo Fagottkor

Here’s more photos from the Oslo Gay Parade 2012. I knew the route of the Gay parade, so after I had shot some photos as the paraders were getting ready, assembling their troops, I went ahead of the parade to an elevated spot so that I could get some photos from above.

The Gay Parade seen from above.

The Gay Parade seen from above.

From my vantage point I witnessed the difficulties that arose when a group of non-straight men tried to organize themselves in straight lines :)

From my vantage point I witnessed the difficulties that arose when a group of non-straight men tried to organize themselves in straight lines 🙂

Which direction are we heading?

Which direction are we heading?

Oslo Fagottkor at the awesome party in Spikersuppa after the parade.

Oslo Fagottkor at the awesome party in Spikersuppa after the parade.

Oslo Fagottkor (wordplay on: Oslo Faggot Choir) is a choir / show ensemble consisting of 35-40 gay men. The choir is known for its varied and often humorous approach to all types of music and has a vast repertoire ranging from Alf Prøysen (Norwegian singer, 23 July 1914 – 23 November 1970)  to Britney Spears and from Edvard Grieg to Barbra Streisand. If you want to know more about Oslo Fagottkor, you can visit their website at www.oslofagottkor.no

Dyke on Bike

As I mentioned in my previous post I was on my way to do other photo errands as I stumbled upon the gay parade and changed my photo plans.
This Dyke on Bike was one of the people in the parade that I was lucky enough to encounter several times.

She had such charisma: the way she carried herself it seemed like she owned the street.

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Tuba is Latin for Trumpet or Horn

Tuba is Latin for trumpet or horn. This tubaist & the other members of the brass band “musikkselskapet Fri Utblåsing” played in a gay parade that took place in Oslo yesterday. I was on my way to do other photo errands as I stumbled upon the gay parade. Quickly I changed my plans and decided to photograph  the parade. 

Canon EOS 600D F/10 1/30 sec ISO200

Tuba is Latin for trumpet or horn. Canon EOS 600D. F/10. 1/30 sec. ISO200

The parade started out at Grønland, an area were most of the inhabitants are immigrants and were there has been episodes in which gays have been victims of hate crime from young muslim men. After several such attacks, the gay community decided that they would answer to these hate crimes by starting their annual parade at Grønland.

After Grønland, the parade went through the City Center and ended up in a fabulous party in Spikersuppa. More photos from this event will be posted.

I know it can be sketchy to link to videos on YouTube, because suddenly YouTube or the record company decide to remove the video, remove the whole account, or the video might not be allowed to view in your country because of copyright laws or fascist governments…

I’ll give it a try anyway, here’s a link to unstable YouTube (perhaps they should change their name to UnstableTube?), it’s an early 60’s R&B tune with tuba:
James Ray: “If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody”.