26/05/18: One thing we’ve noticed when the pictures come back from XXL is that there is always a load of great t-shirts worn by the punters. Which is weird when you consider that most people at XXL will take their t-shirt off as soon as they step through the door. Anyway, we only bring it up because for the second night of the hairy happenings of Bear Pride, the cute cartoon t-shirts of Bobo Bear were flying off the shelves like hot men! Anything else to report? Well, we also spent a lot of time in the cabaret room for stellar sets from Myra Dubois and Miss Peppermint. And we almost forgot the hammering dance floor beats from special guest DJ duo Moto Blanco. Why can’t it be Bear Pride every weekend?

Pulse, 1 Invicta Plaza, South Bank, SE1 9UF

Photos by Joel Ryder