AS ONE was probably one of the most publicised events in the gay scene for a long time. It filled peoples news feed on Facebook, they had people promoting it non stop…yet despite the hype and publicity it failed to capture the scene’s imagination, even the sun that made a timely appearance did not see event be as big as it was hoped.
It was reported that many of the advertised club tents were closed to consolidate the people that did go to the event…and push them towards the larger arenas. DJs turned up and had no place to play.
The sun shone that day, and it was perfect all day. Why the event was not overflowing could be accounted to many speculated reasons, but we are not here for that.
Facebook posts and gossip indicated a crowd of two halves. Those that were disappointed and those that said it was one of the best events they have been to all year.
What we do know is a foundation was laid, and perhaps the initial plans were over ambitious, a seed was planted. Quantity has never been a measure of quality, so let’s see what this seed grows into.