Gay Memorial Day Weekend 2017

It looks like things are shaping up to be an exciting summer this year starting out with epic beach and circuit parties. Memorial Day weekend has grown over the past several years to be one of the biggest gay outings for beach and dance. There are two events that really compete each year for the Gay Memorial Day Weekend and that would be the events in Pensacola and Matinee Las Vegas.

The decision is easy for most of us because we would prefer the beach to the concrete faux Las Vegas skyline. This year they have upped the offer for the Matinee party as they are throwing most of the parties in the clubs inside Hard Rock and those are great places to party even though they are not traditionally gay clubs they have supported past gay events such as Hustlaball Vegas. See our comparison here.

May 25-29 on the beautiful sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach they are throwing 7 Fabulous parties.The newest events are the Glow party and the Foam parties. Keep in mind they have skipped the past few years of throwing beach parties and moved them to Emerald City. This year will be better with the parties on the beach.
Friday, May 26 • 9PM-3AM GLOW Paint Party with DJ Joe Gauthreaux
Saturday, May 27 • 9PM-3AM The return of WAVE Beach Party with DJ Dani Toro
Sunday, May 28 • 9PM-3AM BATHHOUSE Foam Party with DJ GRIND
Additional weekend DJs include: DJ Joe Ross, DJ Blacklow, DJ Drew G and DJ Hector Fonseca. DJ Dani Toro puts on an amazing production and is one not to be missed! There will also be parties across the beach at the Portofino resort which is basically the “host hotel” for the weekend. Continue reading Gay Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Gay Clubs, Pride, Dance Festivals Being Targeted by Terrorists?


This Post was written before the Pulse Nightclub shooting but it was a warning that we need stronger security at gay clubs at big events checking for guns and knives. There has also been attacks at gay bars in Mexico, a fire set to a gay bathhouse in Ybor Tampa, and club formerly known as a gay club in Cincinnati (Adonis) had a shooting where one died and 15 were injured. There have also been many threats received by homophobic groups around the world but security is still not doing their job and wanding people at the front door for guns.

The attacks in Paris, France sent the message loud and clear they are targeting happiness and fun. ISIS and radical islamists do not want anyone having any fun. They want us all to fear them which is why they they go to extremes to behead people and throw gays off buildings then stone them when they do not die from the fall. Now that they are going after concert halls and sporting events the club scene could be next. Continue reading Gay Clubs, Pride, Dance Festivals Being Targeted by Terrorists?

NYC’s Black Party Moves from Brooklyn to Manhattan

The Black Party in NYC is one of the wildest and kinkiest things to do in spring with over 5,000 of the city’s most daring men. The all-night and day party is a fetish fest that promises high-flying aerial sex stunts and performances with an endless supply of leather. You are probably guaranteed to smell lots of poppers in the air. The party was held in Brooklyn but now it has moved to Manhattan to Space Ibiza on West 50th. According to the Saint At Large Facebook page a huge warehouse party was shut down just this past weekend in Sunset Park so they had to make certain that all the permitting is secured which led to a wait in the official location announcement.

The tickets are over $100 for the event but you can go cheaper if you wish to go in the wee hours of the morning. Saint At Large Tickets are $50 after 9am and the closing time is now 6pm Sunday evening. There are some complaining about the new Space venue saying it will be smaller than the one in Brooklyn so it may be best to go early in the morning and pay less. People are also saying they are relieved they do not have to go over to a sketchy neighborhood in Brooklyn to attend this party but getting a room in Manhattan can be an accomplishment in itself. You can check out hotel recommendations below.
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Planning Ahead for Big Parties I Missed Last Year!

You really have to plan ahead to get the best deals sometimes at least that’s how it used to be.  Maybe not so much anymore if you don’t mind flying coach you can get deals last minute for cheap.  Booking hotels is the biggest obstacle so you have to know months in advance if you want to book a party at say the White Party in Palm Springs or the Gay Ski Weeks.  Sometimes people do not understand you have to plan ahead for things and you can’t sit around until the last minute to go which is why we miss out on so many parties.  Of course not this far ahead but at least a month or so ahead. ..

I am always up for trying out new events and love to meet new people and see new and exciting things.  Some of the events are hard to make because they fall on a big weekend with tons of other things going on that are more close to home or just more convenient.  The hardest events to make are always the gay ski weeks and January and February events.  Why are these so hard to make?  There is so much going on during Spring Break and the week’s right before that.
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Gay Pride and Major events 2014 (End of Year)

Las Vegas Pride 2 – 8 Sep Gay Days Las Vegas
Reykjavik 4 – 7 Sep Bears On Ice
Las Vegas 5 – 6 Sep Las Vegas Pride
Sitges 5 – 14 Sep International Bears Week
Helsinki 6 – 7 Sep Eurovision Baltic Cruise
Florianopolis 7 Sep Gay Pride Florianopolis
Benidorm 8 – 14 Sep * Benidorm Gay Pride
Miami 11 – 15 Sep Kiki Cruise
Berlin 13 – 14 Sep Folsom Europe
Austin 20 Sep Austin Gay Pride
Dallas 21 Sep Dallas Gay Pride
San Francisco 21 Sep Folsom Street Fair
Curacao24 – 28 Sep Curacao Gay Pride
Orlando25 – 28 Sep Bear Bash
Orlando29 Sep – 5 Oct Orlando Pride Continue reading Gay Pride and Major events 2014 (End of Year)

Splash Days Austin Recap

last splash Austin 2014Labor day weekend means one of two big parties to decide about which is Southern Decadence or Splash in Austin. Oz in Nola had Hector Fonseca spinning so I am sure that was pretty wild. We decided to go down to Austin for the weekend and enjoy the ever-so-beautiful Lake Travis just outside of town where they have the only nude beach in Texas called Hippie Hollow. It was a hot hot day and took awhile to get down to the water mostly because it barely rains in Austin and they are having a LA-ish type drought. They may need a few tropical depressions to fill that lake back up to normal levels. We had a great time though. The 4th street party barge was there but they leave around 4pm or so which seems early for me. You really have to get there early to enjoy all the Last Splash has to offer we learned from that mistake too many times. If you are not going on a boat and crawling down the mountain of rocks make sure you are not drunk while doing it. We saw lots of people ripping up their precious gay skin. If you have not been to this lake party it is certainly a blast!! Continue reading Splash Days Austin Recap

Ariana Grande to headline White Party Palm Springs 2014

ArianaGrandegayperformanceThe Palm Springs desert heats up again one weekend after Easter this year with the headlining talent just announced. Jeffrey Sanker’s huge White Party is normally spot on with picking new breakout talent and artists poised for super stardom such as Lady Gaga, Kesha, and J LO. This year’s is special because it is the 25th anniversary celebration happening April 25-28, 2014. It is not just a circuit party but a music festival.

whitepartycircuitboysAriana Grande will perform live at the Saturday night main event at the Palm Springs Convention Center. She was the 2013 American Music Award winner for “Best New Artist”. Ariana Grande gained international notoriety as a pop vocalist when her single, “The Way” from her debut studio album, Yours Truly (2013) became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Ariana Grande has a new song premiering on the Disney Radio Awards called “Problem” ft. Iggy Azalea that is supposed to be a huge hit and may actually be performed on the White Party stage first!
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