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
Note: This is already sold out. Crazy! And it’s a boat so that’s a pretty solid capacity. But maybe there will be a ticket contest somewhere or something? I’ll keep you posted.
When Portland gets get on the boat your trapped in the most wonderful way, partying on the high seas (or the Willamette, whatever) with host Carla Rossi, DJs Mr Charming (Gaycation), Kasio Smashio (Blow Pony) and Travis Blue (Ceremony). You’ll want to pay attention to performances by Pepper Pepper, Isaiah Tillman and Lulu Luscious. But the lady everyone will want to be closest to is RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 star Bianca Del Rio. And those of you who dig just a little deeper into your packetbooks will be able to chill with her at a celebrity meet and greet after deboarding.
$50.00 VIP (featuring a meet & greet, exclusive merch and a pass to Branx Pride w/ Sam Sparro at 8pm directly following the boat ride)
Buy tickets online
Boarding 2:30, Boat leaves at 3 SHARP and return promptly at 5pm
Celebrity meet and greet until 6:00PM!
Sunday June 15th
Portland Spirit River Cruises
110 SE Caruthers