Gay Days 2009 Wrap-up
We pretty much did what we said we would do on our gay days schedule this year. We hit up Pulse nightclub on Wednesday night and it was packed as always. Then tried to hit up Revolution but they were having a “girls” party so we thought we better goto Phouse instead and it was packed beyond belief for a Thursday night. They were having the Pleasure Island Mannequin’s party out on the patio/poolside area. You could barely move. We also hear that the Hard Rock was fun Thursday but we wanted to stay in the downtown area the first night.
Friday rolled around with the pool party at the Buena Vista that was ok. Nothing like last year I guess they have changed things around where there are no more live performances and the pool party was moved from one side to another making it look smaller than last year. It was still fun and lots of eye candy. The Sunday pool party may have been a bit bigger then there was even people still around the pool on Monday.
Friday night was Typhoon Lagoon and if you weren’t there then you just missed out. It was as big as it is every year and Lydia Prim did a great job as always. They moved the dance floor this year to the sandy area in front of the wave pool which made for a little change. They threw a great last minute event without all the normal lighting you get but it didn’t really matter because the boys were happy to “Let’s Go Play” over at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
The Buena pool area was not that congested for their ridiculous competitor party at $95 called Beach Ball Luau. They really had the nerve to charge $95 for a blow up Hawaiian lady dancing on both sides of the stage and some lights. I mean really?? I think most everyone got refunds or just jumped in the pool and drowned themselves from the money they wasted.
Saturday night of course belonged to Deborah Cox. She said she loved us a few times and we can feel it when she sings for us. She sung her number one hit Beautiful U R. Beautiful U R should be one of the biggest hits of the summertime fun in 2009. It was beautiful watching her perform below the full moon and sparkling waters of the Phouse pool.
We heard the Kelly Rowland performance was also good and she sung several songs over at the Buena Vista Palace ballroom. Props to the Johnny Chisholm crew for throwing one good event over the weekend besides the pool parties.
Sunday night we heard was dead over at the Palace ballroom and the House of Blues party. Lots of feedback they were pretty lame so most people probably just went to have fun in their rooms and get to Arabian Nights Magic Journeys early.
Magic Journeys Arabian Nights Sunday night pretty much stole away the entire weekend though. I will say Peter Rauhofer did an amazing job. Normally Sunday nights are sketchy and bitchy but this year it was fun and not as crowded…much more room to dance but still perfectly busy. It was the best Sunday night party I have ever been to at gay days. I had to keep asking who was djing because he was making everyone dance as hard as possible.. Amazing job. Although we could have done without the fire alarm drills three times during the last few hours. I may never miss a Sunday night afterparty again after this years!
Happy Gay Days 2009!