Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One Penny's Worth - 06.23.09

Columbus Gay Pride Celebrations….All I can say is WOW! Will and I jetted up to Columbus after work on Friday for the Kick-Off at Score Bar where I got to host the strip show! Before making our way over to score we met up with the Lovely Beverly Ford. She was playing our hostess for the evening and had the AC cranked way down for us! Huge Thanks to Bev’ and Nina for hooking a sister up with accommodations (smile)

Then over to Score for the show. I’ve never actually hosted a strip show, so it was interesting. Funny thing, its not really any different than a drag show – though they are paid to take their clothes off and I’m paid to keep my clothes on LOL. It was PACKED in Score all night long with the Skyy Fusion guys doing their thing on the patio and us doing ours on the stage (and the pool table and on top of the bar and on the tables….it was quite a night!!)(smile) Big thanks to Shane, Brian and Tim for making it possible for me to be there. We had a great time and I mean to tell you it was PACKED In there.....Tony was a perfect DJ, Shane and Christina were fantastic Bartenders (smile)

Saturday was a Marathon of Pride! We started off at Somewhere else to get ready for the Parade. Lita had set up the truck and we headed down to the Parade route. Thankfully there was a lovely breeze for most of the day and we didn’t roast. It was warm, but no one died of a heat stroke! The Columbus Gay Pride Parade is Amazing! If you’ve not had an opportunity to make your way up there, do yourself a favor….it’s pretty incredible.

After the parade, we headed over to check into our hotel room and get a quick shower before we were supposed to head over to the Pride Festival and then to Paul and Lita’s for a little pre-show BBQ – well….a quick disco nap turned into sleeping the day away! We didn’t wake up until 6pm and had to do a quick rushing around to get ready! We missed the festival AND the bbq!

Nina West (www.superdragqueen.com) invited us to be a part of DragApalooza @ Axis and that started at 9 – so I put on some more lipgloss (LOL) and headed over to Axis with Paige Passion and Brent Fabian. It was a cast of thousands and we really had a great time. Nina, Virginia, Alexis, Aurora, Samantha, Vee, Pretty, Fancy, Maria, Leah….gosh – there were so many people there!! (oooh...and it was great to finally meet Miles!!!)

Then we jetted back down to SomeWhere Else for the Stars of Pride Show. It was a pretty wonderful cast of characters! Brionna Brooks, Paige Passion, Alexis O’Hara, Brent Fabian, Ethan West, Vivi Veloure, Akasha O’hara Lords and me….what a show! We partied with the gays until the wee hours of Saturday Morning before heading back to the hotel. Huge Thanks to Lita Manon for always putting together such amazing shows and for driving us down the parade route! You’re the best!!!! - Did I mention we finally got to meet Shaun too???

Sunday morning we headed back home with some well wishes for the gurls heading over to Baton Rouge to round out Columbus Gay Pride. We finally made it home, picked up the puppy, Ginger, and laid on the couch with a huge exhale!

This month’s Gay Pride Celebrations have been a really wonderful experience. You gay shave inspired me! Thanks for coming out in all of your respective communities and Celebrating! I’ll see you at our next Gay Pride Prelim – Miss Showgirl Gay Pride on August 7th.

What’s coming up this week???

Tonight is the first meeting for Nina West's National Entertainer of the Year Opening Production! We're heading up to Columbus tonight to join in on the festivities (and to see all the sleepy gays who've just finished a very long, very hard, very fun pride weekend)

I’ll be Spinning @ Below Zero on Friday – that’s right, I’m you’re all request dj the last Friday of every month – all the fun starts @ 10 – you pick the songs all night long.

Saturday I’ll be with the court helping with a fundraiser for the Anniversary of the Stonewall riots @ Adonis – bug Ed for tickets at ebcincy@aol.com

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June 26 - Below Zero, Cincinnati, OH
June 27 - Anniversary of Stonewall Celebration - Adonis - Cincinnati, OH
- Get your tickets by emailing Ed at EBCINCY@AOL.COM
July 9 - Indiana USofA @ Large - Talbott Street - Indianapolis, IN
July 10 - Quasi and Friends show @ Old Street
July 17 - Interbelt Night Club - Akron, OH
July 31 - Below Zero, Cincinnati, OH
August 7 - ShowGurl Gay Pride Pageant
August 14 - Quasi and Friends' Show - Old Street
August 22 - Capitol City Gay Pride Pageant
August 28 - Below Zero, Cincinnati, OH
September 6 - Dayton Gay Pride Pageant
September 11 - Pride Night @ Kings Island
September 11 - Quasi and Friends' Show - Old Street
September 20 - Miss Metropolitan Gay Pride Pageant
September 25 - Below Zero, Cincinnati, OH

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1 comment:

Michael Chanak Jr said...

Hi girl - the Mother and Miss Michael Hollenbeck made a unplanned and unannounced flight to Cols Sat afternoon to take in the festival. It was most glorious.

Saw many of my girls - and set up a small camp at the Center booth - but prolly was not much help to Ms. Rusty Lockett as I was somewhat "distracted."

Love ya,