In the haze of post Market Days chaos, we packed up our cowboy hats and Indian headdresses and look to 35th annual Gay Softball World Series hitting Chicago next week for 6 days of tournaments, parties and events. (You can insert your own bad jokes about bats, balls, pitchers and catchers on your own). Chicago is a city well known for its championship sports teams like the Bulls and Blackhawks as much as it’s loveable losers…the Cubs. In 2006, the city expertly rolled out the big gay striped carpet for the official Gay Games and welcomed over 100,000 visitors and athletes, so it only seems natural we would host 4000 softball players and throw a party or two in their honor.
The opening ceremonies on Monday, August 29, are being held at Chicago’s famed grand ballroom of Navy Pier with appearances by the hilarious Leslie Jordon, author of “My Life On The Pink Carpet” and Karen Walkers nemesis on “Will & Grace”. RuPaul’s muse and former contestant Pandora Boxx and a wildly popular friend and advocate of the LGBT community, Rugby superstar Ben Cohen round out the stellar first night. . I am beyond excited to be the DJ for this massive event and am looking forward to kicking off the week with some hot beats and good times to our cities guests.
Ben Cohen is also bringing his message of support and compassion to Sidetrack on Tuesday, August 30, where he will be auctioning off special items (like the clothes off his back…) to raise money for his foundation “Stand Up With Ben Cohen”. There is a photo shoot scheduled with Ben while he is here and I have been asked to be the stylist for the project. GLADLY!
In true Chicago summertime tradition, the city is blocking off a very busy section of boystown on Saturday, September 3, for the closing ceremonies. An outdoor dance party with DJ Bill Bennett will be a perfect way to wrap up an amazing week of softball madness and show our out of towners how Chicago does summer. So, get your athletic gear out and get ready for a crazy, sexy and testosterone filled final week of summer. Visit the official site for schedules and lineups! http://www.chicagoseries2011.com
Before you know it, it will be time for our final large-scale event of the year…ZOMBIE REVOLUTION on Halloween weekend. Don’t trip…