Brighton's all about fun. From the pier to the beach and onto the clubs and bars colourful is the best way to describe it. William Makepeace Thackeray acknowledged this when he wrote:
‘But have we any leisure for a description of Brighton? – for Brighton, a clean Naples with genteel lazzaroni; for Brighton, that always looks brisk, gay, and gaudy, like a harlequin’s jacket…….’
He used Brighton as a setting for 'Vanity Fair'.
 The homeless idlers of Naples who live by chance work or begging; (Definition from www.dictionary.reference.com