Thursday, October 09, 2008

Never Can Say Goodbye

So, the reunion was a blast, as predicted. A lot of people couldn't make it, thanks to tight budgets and the coming Depression II, but it was really great hanging out with a least part of "the gang" again. We visited most of our old haunts around the city, and discovered a lot of new places. Some highlights....

* We had a great breakfast at Pamela's Diner in the Strip District. I miss fun kitschy diners like Pamela's.

* We attended the Friday night meeting of the current gay youth group in Pittsburgh. A few of us shared our stories of coming out way back in the olden days of the 1980s. And, we heard from the new generation about coming out today. It was such a great experience...that is, until I realized that the new generation was born in the 1990s.

* The Mattress Factory. Possibly the coolest thing about Pittsburgh.

* Our reunion happened to coincide with Pittsburgh's 250th Anniversary Celebration. The fireworks display was like the opening to the Beijing Olympics. 17 launch sites around Downtown. Crazy cool. And, I'm not even a fireworks person.

So, until the next one in 2028...

2 comments:

Dantallion said...

Glad you enjoyed it!

Lauren J said...

Sounds fabulous! Glad you were able to celebrate and revisit the old haunts.