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Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:42 pm
by wicked_twister
Gay Cleveland, Ohio here. Always looking to make roller coaster friends in the area.

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:12 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ YAYAY! I hope people connect with you, to do that!

I'm listening to a live concert cd, of one Marc Almond, called "12 Years of Tears." (1993)

This openly gay artist was way way ahead of a lot of open artists today. He was, and
still is in his 60's, an amazing musical mentor of our community.

So for ALL the Pride that's being celebrated this summer. GET - THIS - CD! You won't regret it.

And Happy Pride to all of you around the world!

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:13 pm
by bert425
^ to give more info to the young-uns. . . Marc is likely BEST known as 1/2 (and lead singer) of Soft Cell.

tho he had several hits after that band split, and his biggest hit "Tears Run Rngs" is what the title of the album Bill has above is referencing:




also had a huge hit with this:




and a killer team up with Bronski Beat on a Donna Summer cover:


Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:24 pm
by bert425
and speaking of Soft Cell.. . who were brilliant even if they are mainly known for "Tainted Love"

check these out, if you aren't too familiar with them:



Live version of this one, as the official video has some nudity in it. . but massive club hit:




Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:30 pm
by Nrthwnd
This just in!!! http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45028&p=1872526#p1872526

First time they've ever used the whole LGBTQ+ Community as a Theme Day, LOL!
Whatever. That's very cool of them to do that. And I appreciate it.

And you buy socks, you get in free! What's not to love about that. And no time limit in
buying (i.e. before 1pm). Good all day of the day!

I'm loving the PNE/Playland more and more. :lover:

http://www.vancouverpride.ca ~ http://www.pne.ca

:angel: I am curious ~ This is one of the first times I have ever seen either an annual Fair like this, or a
theme/amusement park put this into their actual schedule. I know Disney has Gay Days but those
are mainly advertised through the organization that puts it on, yes? No? Not on Disney's own schedule.
Or has that changed, and they (and Universal? WDW?) are including such dates (which would be awesome!)...?

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:19 am
by JT325
^Sounds great! I would love to go. The Playland Coaster is at the very top of my "must get to" coasters.

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:41 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Well, if this turns out to be a success, for the public and our Community,
and the PNE, then I'm sure they'll repeat it again, next summer's Fair. :smile:

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:52 pm
by Nrthwnd
And this is the way I'd want to spend an evening at SFMM...

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:10 pm
by bert425
So I went last night to a great evening performance of "Die Felicia", which is a monthly horror event hosted by Austin Drag queens Louisianna Purchase (voted best in Austin a couple years in a row) and her partner Zane Zena (former professional wrestler).

the two ladies actually perform as "Die Felicia" twice a month - once at my favorite alternative bar, as part of "Poo-Poo Platter", where they - along with 5 others (typically) put on a full drag show. . tho "Ousie" and Zane always stick to horror themes.

and this end of month performance where they partner with the Mueller Alamo Drafthouse location to take over their bar (Barrel of Fun during the day, filled with carnival type games. . .and "Bar o Fun" at night, when the games go away, and the alcohol comes out).

I often can't make the club show, since it's typically during the week, but I try to make the Movie shows, since they show classic horror films -- in an "audience participation" atmosphere. . . unlike a standard Alamo Drafthouse film, here, we're encouraged to talk back to the screen and shout out anything we find funny -- which is always brilliant, especially since the elevator up to the main theaters exits out to the bar, so there's always a bunch of confused elderly folks (who seem to enjoy going to arthouse films on Sunday evenings!) stepping out of the elevator into a bar full of screaming folks, drag queens, and (usually) boobs on the giant screen -- they ARE "classic" 80's horror films after all.

LOL

During the movie, they pause about 1/2 way thru, and both Zane and Ousie perform, do a trivia contest (or contest of some kind), and tell stories.

it's always great fun, and because it's at the Alamo Drafthouse Bar, full menu is avail (fried cauliflower, jerk chicken sandwiches, and Texas apple pie 'shine on tap! yum).

anyways, last night's film was "Friday the 13th" . .the original.

They stopped the film, right during Kevin Bacon's infamous cabin sex scene (a few moments before the "arrow" kill), and the performances were "Drag Suicide" -- they didn't know what songs, or from what era. . they just had to take turns to try and lipsynch to it. Absolutely hysterical, when Zane didn't know any words to Ousie's favorite song (it was a Patti Smith song if I'm not mistaken), and so Louisiana stood in front, to lipsynch, while Zane got behind her and performed as her arms. SO good, they got a great tip from me for that.

the contest was to call out 3 contestants from the crowd, and have them "vocalize" their death scream. . .imagining they were under Kevin Bacon -- who was frozen on the screen behind the stage. . LOL. was funny as hell.

anyways a great time, and completely free (Alamo even validates the parking for those that attend Die Felicia). . yeah, it was a work night, but was still home by 11:30pm.

onwards to some pics:

Re: Sexual Orientation

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:16 pm
by alilstronger
Nrthwnd wrote:And this is the way I'd want to spend an evening at SFMM...


Sounds awesome! Not impressed with Aja though hehe