I gotta say a little piece of me died a little to learn that this year wouldn’t have a Pride Gaycation as I’ve been going to it for, I dunno, like 8 years or something? (Ask Mary, she has a better memory than me.) But I’m super stoked that it is actually not absent, just combined with one of the best newer parties, the amazing Thursday jam Laid Out, to make the super opener that is #NSFW. (What is it with the hashtag party names this year? I mean, if you were going to do a mashup why not just go with Gayed Out?)
To make sure everybody feels welcome, the promoters are keeping the cover to a low $5. This isn’t a party for a select few — they want to see everybody celebrating the beauty of collective pride.
The theme is “we just wanna party” (duh), it’s hosted by the irrepressible George Ray Babycakes and the killer DH lineup includes:
Bruce LaBruiser (Dirtbag)
KKost (Pony / Seattle)
Mr. Charming (Gaycation!)
Gossip Cat (Laid Out/ Bridge Club)
It is but a meager 5 bucks and since it promises both sex and LULZ, I’m totes there.
$5, 10pm Friday June 13th
1001 SE Morrison
Yet another Season 6 RuPaul’s Drag Race performer to make your Portland Pride weekend a true pop drag fest. This time Adore Delano ushers in your party that organizers promise will be a “…let loose scenario for boys and girls and more boys… a wonderland full of free beard rubs, slick hands and magical dancing gogo men, where the whiskey shots go down easy and the sounds of the discotheque parade around and intoxicate you until you finally wake up from the dream, potentially next to someone you don’t remember…”
Hosts Shitney Houston and Carla Rossi. Tunes by DJs Nark (Bottom Forty), Roy-G-Biv (Control Top), JenIrish, portraits by Michael Horwitz, photography by Nark Magazine, disco by Moroder, Fuzzy gogos created by moms everywhere (guest gogo woof Rich Kelly).
Buy tickets online
9pm Sunday June 15th
1001 SE Morrison