Gay New Years Events

The largest party night of the entire year deserves the largest party. Stay away from Vegas and NYC while celebrating New Years this year and get away from the overcrowded street mess watching balls drop and running into each other. The best place to be is inside your favorite nightclub celebrating with your closest friends or inside a huge New Years Eve top notch event.
Here is a list of the hottest events going on in the gay communities across the US for New Years Eve:

Pick One: Los Angeles New Years Eve – Hollywood Palladium (6215 Sunset Blvd.)

The New Years Los Angeles presented by Jeffery Sanker starts out with comedy from Pam Ann on Friday, December 29, 2006 at the Hollywood Palladium (6215 Sunset Blvd.). The show starts at 9pm.

Friday night – Last Dance with DJ Ralphi Rosaro and DJ Brett Henrichsen to be held at the Mayan Theater (1038 S. Hill Street, LA,CA). The party goes on from 9pm until 8am.

New Years Eve – December 31, 2006 – DJ Manny Lehman with a special performance from Flava. Party starts at 9pm until 4am at the Hollywood Palladium (6215 Sunset Blvd)

NYE Afterhours – January 1, 2007 – The first dance of the year will be held at the Hollywood Arena (6655 Santa Monica Blvd) immediately following the New Years Event at the Palladium. The first dance will feature DJ Phil B.

PIck Two: New England New Years – Chris Harris Presents – chrisharrispresents.com – Grand opening of Roxy Providence in Providence, RI. The Get Your Cha Cha Hills On singer will be there Jeanie Tracy singing “Party People”.

PIck Three: New Orleans – Bourbon Pub Parade – DJ Darren Thomas, $1,000 balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. There will be a special Miss Gay America 2006 performance from Nicole Dubois. Bourbon Pub Parade owns the gaynewyears.com domain but their new years event line up is nothing compared to Club Oz in New Orleans. Club Oz will be featuring the bigger name DJ Alison Calgagna and Susan Palmer will be performing.

Pick Four: Atlanta, GA – Club Jungle – DJ Chris Cox

Runner Up: Coliseum Nightclub, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – this was last year’s hot spot who featured Kristine W. with a beautiful jazzy New Years Music. The Coliseum Nightclub website has yet to see any New Years announcement this year but I know it will be good as always.  Last year Daisy D did an awesome performance of Madonna Hung Up – I am sure she has something big in store for this year as well!
Then there are always your buddies at your Local Pub/Club/Bar. I sometimes hate traveling on New years because I cant see my bar family but its so much fun to be out of town for a bigger event.

Things to consider when partying on New Years Eve

Be prepared for the hottest party night of the year which is also the last night of the year.  It is a night to look back at the top club songs and a night to look forward to starting over with New Years Resolutions.  Here are the top things to consider when preparing to party on New Years Eve:

1.  Time – you must get out early to party so you do not miss the countdown

2. Parking – this will be the ultimate bitch. Take an Uber or Lyft out to the bars. Here is $20 off or a free ride.

3.VIP Passes or Tickets in Advance – buy tickets a week or a few days in advance to avoid some of the huge lines (and save money)
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4.New Meat – remember all the people who never go out come on New Years so dress your best.  Oh yeah.. bring condoms and lube – no telling how drunk your going to get 🙂

5.Party Favors – make sure you plan this in advance. Everythingfaghagassaultstwink seems to be marked up for New Years Weekend even party favors (hats and glow sticks of course).

6.Alcohol – good luck – the lines to the bar will be crazy.  I cannot advise drinking and driving on your way out but I do advise ordering a double so you don’t have to go back to the bar as many times.

New Years is the start of a new day and everyone’s favorite night to be out.  It is a night to love people and hug and kiss them once the clock strikes midnight while you are in the most joyous state.  It might even be the night to meet the love of your life. 

Best Gay Dance Music of 2006

madonnahungupspingifHere is the music that I thought should be the top music of 2006. The music that made us dance and feel the music more than the basic junk that comes out from some of our local clubs. There was way too much hip hop or hardcore trance played this year without anything in-between. You must have to be on 5 different drugs to enjoy some of the music played. The DJ who spins cd’s at the Copa in Oklahoma City played the song Shake Your Car Keys every night the place was open then you would go to Dallas and hear hip hop Sundays at Station 4 (don’t get me wrong I love Station 4 just not the DJ on Sunday night) play almost the same CD with no club beat at ALL. Although, The DJ at the Copa did play good music on Tuesday nights. NYC had the newest music on Sunday nights a lounge sound that I had only heard in Dallas at club M.I.N.C. before from DJ Red Eye. The best circuit DJ sounds came from the females this year. The girls mixed up some sexy beats especially Tracy Young at Madonna’s afterparty in Miami. Gay Days in Orlando had great beats at the Parliament house and at the MGM and Typhoon Lagoon parties.

I went to many concerts in 2006 including All-American rejects and Hello Goodbye. Kristine W. started out the year with an amazing performance at Coliseum nightclub in Ft. Lauderdale that could not be topped in a club performance. Her performance in Dallas was not so good though. The Florida performance included dancers and a jazzy saxophone performance which went well with New Years but something you do not want to see on a normal club night. The dancers were amazing to watch and Kristine W. was as fun as ever. I am not sure why she did not bring her backup dancers with her to Dallas.

I also attended Mariah Carey, Madonna, and a few concerts at the Parliament house for the Gay Days event. The Parliament House in Orlando included Lisa Lisa and Kim English. The P-house concerts were not as good this year – but then again nothing can top Deborah Cox who they had in 2005. Deborah Cox came on with the other Miss thangs who sings Stranger in My House – Tamia.

Madonna was by far the hottest concert I have seen in years (since the last Madonna concert). If you watched it on TV it would not be anything close to the religious experience you would feel in person. Madonna and her dancers were just amazing. Madonna also made an appearance at the Roxy in NYC earlier in the year.

Our Favorite Top Ten Dance Club Songs of 2006

  1. Madonna – Hung Up
  2. Mary J. Blige – Be Without You (put your hands up) – Theme song for the Summer!
  3. Gustavo -Santaolalla – The Wings (Theme from Brokeback Mountain)
  4. Madonna  Jump
  5. Snow Patrol  Chasing Cars
  6. Pink  Who Knew
  7. Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
  8. Nelly Furtado – Maneater
  9. Sander Kleinenberg – This is not Miami (Ibiza Version)
  10. Paris Hilton Stars Are Blind
  11. Hello Goodbye In Your Arms
  12. Paris Hilton – Nothing In This World
  13. Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I. – My Love
  14. Jessica Simpson Public Affair
  15. Rihanna – SOS
  16. Fergie London Bridge
  17. Kim English – It Makes A Difference
  18. Mariah Carey – Say Something
  19. Madonna – Get Together
  20. Kristine W – I’ll Be Your Light

I would have had Kelly Clarkson on the list but she was my favorite club song for 2005 with Because Of You.

Swinging into Atlanta’s gay scene

We took our tour to Atlanta for the first time in four years. Atlanta is the city known for the Olympics, sweet tea, Coca-Cola, CNN, and Hot-Atlanta. It is also known for strange laws like every restaurant having to serve sweet tea and businesses being forced to close at midnight on Sundays thanks to the local religious right.

Atlanta has a great gay community but it is very spread out. The Midtown area is very hard to navigate with many streets that turn into five other names before you reach your destination or intersect with Peachtree NE or Peachtree West many times. I am still confused on how to find my way around Hotlanta’s Midtown area but we had a great time partying.

Friday night we went to Swinging Richards which is a male strip club where they really get naked. I would recommend this for a Thursday or night that doesn’t take away from club time. There are lots of boys most of them being beefy, muscle guys that are there to please the straight girls but there are some twinky college boys too. I was impressed with the place in that it was only $10 bucks to go in the VIP area then you can request a private dance for some money beyond that. There were some hotties dancing but some of the straight dancers had bad attitudes that needed to be shut down.

Swinging Richards is 21 and up and only features the premium liquors so be prepared to shell out some money for a drink. My bar tab was over $100 in the few hours I was there.


Every city needs a Swinging Richards so we can look at nude boys dancing too but maybe if they are wearing a thong. Looking at limp dicks for too long doesn’t do too much for me. It just gets you in the mood to move on to the club and find some real dick or log on to Manhunt for that matter. Atlanta also features a sex club as well called Eros if you are in to that sort of thing. I did not check it out but Eros is behind the leather bar and the Jungle club.

Swinging Richards is 21+ – Gay and straight male dancers who strip down to their birthday suits

Eros Sex Club – (cluberosatlanta.com) open thurs, fri, sat, sun 10pm to 6am
Jungle had dj Tony Moran there and was packed with lots of hot young guys
Afterhours clubs – Spice (may have closed down) and Verve (located at an invisible location)

Best Atlanta Gay Scene Websites for Atlanta’s Midtown area:

  • AtlantaClubland.com
  • AtlantaBoy.com
  • DailyEducation.Wordpress.com great blog about the happenings in the Atlanta nightlife – I found this website in Google but did not know it was a gay site at first because of the education in the name.

Traveling to Atlanta to enjoy a weekend on the town? Here are some things to do on Friday and Saturday. Remember that Sundays the bars and clubs close at 12 Midnight with an exception of the Triple Play drag show in the Underground.

Friday
Eagle (atlantaeagle.com) Code Friday with DJ Coqui (must wear leather or be shirtless)
Heretic (hereticatlanta.com) DJ Rick Walsh
Amsterdam (amsterdam-atlanta.com) DJ Vancronkhite (cover $5)
Chaparral- (atlanta.citysearch.com/profile/33615591) Noche Latino
Mary’s Atlanta (marysatlanta.com) Boy’s Room
Tower II (wassupnatl.com) Manhunt Fridays (lots of brothers)
Blake’s (blakesontheparkatlanta.com) Kitty LeClaw’s Meox Mix drag show
Burkhart’s (burkharts.com) Drag show hosted by Mary Edith Pitts
WETbar(wetbaratlanta.com) Charlie Brown’s Cabaret – used to be club Blue remodeled and has a very sexy dancefloor, stages, and patio to socialize. These are currently closed.

Saturday
Eagle- DJ Coqui
Heretic – DJ Brian Beck
Amsterdam – DJ unknown (cover $5)
Club 708 (ozonentertainment.com) The Knockout
Red Chair (redchairatlanta.com) Ladies Night (more of a lesbian crowd)
Burkharts – Drag show hosted by Mary Edith Pitts
Jungle (jungleclub.net) DJ Tony Moran Verve Afterhours club (Pine & Peachtree)
WETbar – DJ Bryan Pfeifer

Sunday (most bars close at 12 Midnight)
Blake’s – The Big Time Drag Show
Burkhart’s Amorette’s Drag Show
Amsterdam – drag show
Triple Play (tripleplayatl.com) Sunday night drag show at Underground. Doors open at 11pm. Show starts at 1am.
Chaparral – Hip Hop Night

Oklahoma City Scene big on Tues and Weds Nights

The nightlife in Oklahoma City is biggest on Tuesdays and Wednesday nights.  Tuesday nights are a $5 beer bust at the Copa located inside the Habanna Hotel.  The gay hotel called the Habanna also features a vending machine selling lube, poppers (video head cleaner), Jungle Reds, and The Finish Line in the lobby).  Talk about everything all in one place!

Tuesday nights are a mixed crowd at the Copa nightclub but it is mostly gay and features a underwear dance contest where the contestants dance to an entire song with a drag queen commenting on each mostly naked boy.  The boys in the contest are normally hot but some you may just enjoy their entertainment (not being looks in some).  There have been known to be OCU and professional dancers enter the contest and it gets hot when some straight toned boys get in the action on stage at the Copa.

Wednesday nights in Oklahoma city are at the Boom.  The Boom which also offers a contest similar to the one on Tuesdays at the Copa offers more laughs and entertainment during and before the contest.  Around 10:30pm the show begins at the Boom located off of 2701 NW 36th street (inbetween Penn and May Avenue).  If you are a local to Oklahoma City nightclubs then you may recognize the building as the old leather bar called Levi’s which was remodeled and turned into the Boom with a much younger following (at least on Wednesdays).

The show on Wednesdays includes the Kitty Bob comedy show with other special guest drag queens from Oklahoma City.

If you wish to party in Oklahoma City on a Saturday you will be forced to hear the beats of hip hop at the Copa nightclub.  I hear they play the same CD every Saturday night including “Shake your car keys”.  You may want to run over to the Wreck Room to enjoy some good music with DJ Desire.  Although, don’t expect a crowd, the Wreck Room has been rather dead lately thanks to the local news stations doing undercover stories.

The 80’s are back in Los Angeles

Normally LA sets the trend in American style but the club scene trends could come from Miami or NYC. Last week the people that bring you Tigerheat unleashed a new night in LA that is 21 and up and all about the 80’s. The new night is called Physical and the weekly event is located at 696 Robinson Blvd in West Hollywood. Physical features music from 80’s groups like Depeche Mode.

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Vegas Gay Scene

If you want location in Vegas for the gay scene then the best hotel is the Aladdin Casino – soon to be Planet Hollywood Resort. The Aladdin (a Starwood Guest hotel) is currently in the mess of construction but it is next door to Krave nightclub which is the only gay club on the strip. You will also find the gay clubs 8 1/2 (yes, eight and a half), Gypsy and then farther down the street you will find Goodtimes which is popular on Monday nights. The hottest club in Vegas was Krave until 8 1/2 opened up but it seems to be taking some of the boys. 8 1/2 has two rooms of different dj’s and a good dancefloor once the dancers in buckets get off the boxes. The second end of 8 1/2 is called Piranha.

Krave is by far one of my favorite clubs in the world that I have been to. The shows at Krave are amazing featuring the cast of ‘O’. Doors open at 11pm at Krave and it starts getting busy around Midnight. Th drag queen, dancers, and acrobats are amazing. I wished all big gay clubs had these kind of shows. The only other club that used to do this almost as good was Coliseum in Ft. Lauderdale. I will nominate Krave as the 2nd best Gay club in the world (because of the great entertainment) and the 1st best Gay club in Vegas second to 8 1/2. KraveLasVegas.com has information on the current events.

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Pure Nightclub Vegas

I am currently in Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps and even ambiens do not make you sleep.  The malls stay open til midnight and you have to do some last minute shopping if you plan on going to the hottest club in the country.  The Mega-million dollar Pure nightclub opened up just a few years ago with Mariah Carey singing a few songs to bring in the new year.  I was at that event with a huge Mariah fan.  Pure nightclub is a fabulous club but its not the best club in the world as CNBC and magazines report.  For a straight club I will say its in the top five clubs but not for the best of gay friendly clubs.  This is a great club to be seen at and be in the glamour scene of Vegas.  Make sure you are prepared to wait in a long line and may not even get in if they do not like the way you are dressed or what shoes you are wearing.  Girls have a lot better chance of getting in than guys.

Pure Nightclub on the inside has many cool rooms and a fun small to medium sized dance floor.   This is definitely a club you must check out when you come to Vegas but only until its time to walk across Las Vegas Boulevard and goto Krave nightclub.