For this gal, Pride is about friends and drinks, and drinks with friends. I’ll go anywhere for these said drinks with friends, and have spent past Prides in some very interesting places. Last year I made no plans and had not a clue how I was going to spend Pride Sunday. I woke up in a stupor at a stranger’s apartment in Hell’s Kitchen Sunday morning after a wild romp the night before at Vlada. We took a cab to my place so I could change outfits and touch up my face. (Yes, I often need little touch ups.) Our initial plan was to go somewhere and watch the Parade, however, before I knew it, my apartment was full of drag queens and club kids and one King Ralphy who invited us to a Pride party he was hosting at Midtown Loft and Terrace. It’s around the block from my place and on a rooftop on a gorgeous summer day in Manhattan? Sign me up!
It turned out to be the best Pride I’d ever experienced. I was with wonderful friends in a beautiful space, looking down at the Parade below and listening to some really spectacular music. I’m hard to impress as I can be a disenchanted little Demanda from time to time, but even this got a smile out of me. I couldn’t have felt the love more, from my friends, from the other party goers, to DJ Michael Hades, who throws the Pridefest. Although I remember very little (after all, I did take advantage of the open bar), it was a Pride I will never forget.
So this year, I’m doing the same. Yep, there is no place I’d rather be. I’m going to gather up my troops and we’re going to party it up again, on that rooftop with that kick ass music and all that love. And I know it’s going to be spectacular. Big Ang from Mob Wives is celebrating her birthday, and this woman is one of the most hysterical I’ve seen in a while. DJ Jerome Farley is flying in from Barcelona to celebrate his 40th birthday by spinning in the loft while the mastermind behind what a great party is, Michael Hades, is on the rooftop.
Nowhere else I’d rather be, and nowhere else I’m going.
Have a wonderful Pride, and see ya there!
liquor and love,
Pride: A Deeper Love
Midtown Loft and Terrace – 267 Fifth Avenue
Noon – 7p
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