It already felt like it would be an exceptional Pride when it was announced in January that Britney Spears would be headlining. Britney fan or not, there was no denying that this was big news.
When tickets went on sale in February and systems crashed because of demand, it reinforced the fact that this year Pride was going to be huge.
With the promise of good weather, and the draw of brilliant Brighton on a sunny day, people from outside of Brighton were always going to come – in the thousands.
And it was an exceptional Pride.