Tag Archives: circuit parties

Circuit Party Leaves Fire Island Pines, Joins Boycott Of Manhattan Hoteliers

Edge Media reports: The drama in Fire Island Pines now officially spans two continents. The Ascension Party, a staple of the circuit scene for nine years, is packing up and leaving Fire Island Pines and traveling to Mykonos this August, citing the recent boycott against OUTpost Fire Island Pines properties as the impetus for the move. The announcement marks the ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Venue Owner Responds To Party Protest By “Gay Shame”

Last Saturday about 150 members of the activist group Gay Shame protested outside a prison-themed circuit party in San Francisco. Several members of the group were arrested. On Friday the owner of the party’s venue issued a video statement. Via SFist; Kink CEO Peter Acworth has released a video statement giving his side of the events, and expressing regrets that ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: “Gay Shame” Activists Arrested At Prison-Themed Circuit Party

About 150 members of the activist group Gay Shame protested outside of the Prison Of Love circuit party in San Francisco on Saturday night, where some partygoers were reportedly pelted with fruits and vegetables. According to Gay Shame, a prison-themed party eroticizes the issue of prison rape and trivializes the treatment of transwomen in male prisons. The protest briefly closed ...

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Porno Pete: The Hot Bods On Those Juicy Muscular Circuit Boys Are Simply Ridic!

(Via Towleroad)

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Mary J. Blige At Palm Springs White Party

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Winter Party 2011

Yesterday Father Tony and I were joined by my dear Orlando friend Thomas for the 16th annual Winter Party on South Beach. This (I think) was my 11th time attending and once again the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and their volunteer staff delivered a flawless event. Huge kudos to Task Force head Rea Carey, Winter Party event chair ...

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SLIDESHOW: Under One Sun

Yesterday Father Tony and I spent the afternoon at the Winter Party Festival’s Under One Sun event at Miami Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel. As you can see, it was quite the festive mob scene, so I spent much of the party comfortably removed in one of the poolside balcony cabanas. And I still got sunburned. SLIDESHOW: Many hotties within. Full-screen images ...

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Midweek Morning Mix – DJ David Knapp

Kick off your hump day with a brand new mix from circuit superstar DJ David Knapp. Setlist. Facebook page. Upcoming gigs: Krave @ Karma Minneapolis, Friday, April 23rd. Spunk-y Pool Party @ Gay Days Orlando, Sunday June 6th. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: DJ Corey Craig, DJ Dave Huge.

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Less Gay Days: One Mighty Weekend Booted From Disney World

One of the nation’s most popular and longest-running series of circuit party events, One Mighty Weekend, will not take place on Disney World property during Gay Days this year in a financial dispute between events producer Johnny Chisolm and the theme park giant. But the details of the dispute are, uh, disputed by two warring circuit party websites. Via South ...

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Winter Party 2009: Spend Your Money Where It Does Our Community Good

About twenty years ago, gay pride in major cities and the circuit party scene began to explode from single-day events to a stamina-testing series of parties stretched over long weekends, as glinty-eyed promoters swooped in to take advantage of a captive and restless audience. While the unprecedented successes of these events offered attendees a long menu of party destinations on ...

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Folsom Europe 2008

It took a few days to get my photos off of Aaron’s laptop, but I’ve finally posted a gallery of some of my pics from Berlin and Folsom Europe. There’s a small slideshow at the bottom of this post, but since a few of the pics are NSFW, you’ll probably want to view the full-screen versions on your home machine. ...

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DJ Cary Stringfellow, 36

Renowned circuit party DJ Cary Stringfellow was found dead on Saturday after he failed to appear for his headlining performance at California’s IndepenDance party in Long Beach. Last weekend Stringfellow headlined at San Francisco Pride’s Saturday night event, Frisco Disco. I’m told that Stringfellow committed suicide and left a note.

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If You Don’t Love Me, I Will Know

I’ve been on an early ’90s kick for the last few days, so here’s a great track from England’s Prefab Sprout, If You Don’t Love Me, which hit #3 on the Billboard dance chart in 1992. I have a beautiful (if slightly foggy) memory of hearing this song at some giant circuit party around then (maybe in Atlanta), where the ...

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Black Party 2008 Recap

Once again I failed to delay my arrival at the Black Party to an hour more amenable to sustaining my energy until the close of the event, an accomplishment I have only made four or five times in fifteen attendances, of which this year’s was my eleventh consecutive. Boo me. But as I had many out of town friends visiting, ...

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Black By Popular Demand

Personal cameras are strictly verboten, so for the 11th year noted Gotham photographer Robert Zash will be taking portraits of Black Party attendees in all their leathery glory. Mention JMG for a $5 discount! Since the portrait area is on the lower level, right next to the coat check, I recommend herding your cats over to Robert’s lens as soon ...

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Winter Party 2008

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Winter Party: Circuit Survivor

The ad for the Winter Party that appears on this and many other blogs this month has been nagging me to mention that despite the recent spate of stories about the dwindling of gay nightlife, the Winter Party Festival continues to thrive. This March will see the 15th annual Winter Party, an event I’ve attended more times than any other ...

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Review: Saint NYE Party
(And Some Rambling Navel Gazing)

[UPDATE: You’ll probably want to view the below video with the sound off. My lil digicam can’t handle nightclub subwoofers. I shot the clip before much of the crowd arrived.] As I made my preparations for the Saint-At-Large’s New Year’s Eve party in Times Square late Monday night, I repeatedly reminded myself of my New Year’s resolution to banish any ...

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Special Saintly NYE Swag

Courtesy of the Saint-At-Large, I’ve got two tickets to give away for their New Year’s Eve party and go-go extravamanza in Times Square. Join The Saint At Large, gaydom’s premier dance party for over 28 years, as it delivers the euphoric rush of the beginnings of a new year in Times Square right into the heart of a gay dance ...

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GHB Wreaking Havoc On Fire Island

Having been out of town the last few weekends, I’m only just now hearing the tragic news of this year’s Fire Island Pines Party, during which 16 partygoers overdosed on GHB. And August 18th, a 31 year-old man died of a GHB overdose in his Pines rental home, allegedly after his physician roommate recommended he be allowed to “sleep it ...

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