The favorite traveling party of dancing bears nationwide, Blowoff lumbers its sweaty, furry, beer-soaked self back to New York City this Friday at the Highline Ballroom. And this time, DJs Bob Mould and Rich Morel have a special message:
For the last seven years, the Ali Forney Center has helped LGBT youth who have been displaced for many reasons. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy destroyed the drop-in center in Chelsea. And now they need our help more than ever. Rich and I are grateful for the support NYC has given BLOWOFF. This Friday we’re donating a portion of our proceeds to the Ali Forney Center. Thanks for letting us be a small part of your community. We’re proud of you all! Bob + Rich
Ali Forney’s now-destroyed drop-in center was just a few blocks from the Highline, which was undamaged. In addition to Blowoff’s generous donation, staffers from Ali Forney will be on hand during the party to answer questions and accept donations from attendees. Tuck an extra $20 into your boot, Daddy!
Doors open at 11:30pm and advance tickets are recommended. Between Hurricane Sandy’s cancellation of all those Halloween events and the celebratory mood over the election, you can expect that this party will sell out.
RELATED: For the next 24 hours GLAAD is giving their text-to-donate number over for the use of Ali Forney Center. Text “GLAAD” to 80888 to send $10 by phone. Credit card donations can be made on the AFC’s site.