Rapture – Dictionary Definition:
1. The state of being transported by a lofty emotion; ecstacy.
2. Extreme happiness or delight
3. The transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to heaven.
This past weekend, our very own Tommy D along with his partner in crime Anna T. Fabulous put on one of the biggest events in Vancouver Pride history, if not the biggest excluding the parade. With sold out events, over 1200 people through the door and big names from all around the world, the event was definite success and we were there to celebrate with him. For Rapture Ignition on Saturday night, Donovan, Brian, Adam, Topher, and Redd were there to host representing Homorazzi and our very own DJ Landon James was the opening DJ and Tommy also performed as Syren! Also hosting were Sean Horlor and Brad Fashion. The night was headlined by NYC DJ / Producer Joe Gauthreaux and in addition to Tommy, performances by Shokra and KamaLectra. Rich joined in the fun on Sunday night, which was headlined by Superstar and NYC DJ Producer Tony Moran, along with unforgettable performances from RuPaul’s Drag Race Diva Nina Flowers. The warm up set was by DJ Rob C, and was hosted by Mia and those already mentioned above.
If you didn’t know I am an event producer, and for the past two years I along with my partner Anna have put on the RAPTURE PRIDE EVENTS. They are the longest running events in Vancouver, and are large scale dance events, or CIRCUIT PARTIES for those in the know. It was started by TBB Productions, and we took over last year.
This year, I struck gold and booked Superstar NINA FLOWERS, the breakout star of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The second we found out she didn’t win, I emailed her right away to book her, and thank god I did. She was pretty much already booked until October, and now she’s booked until March 2010. I paired her up with Tony Moran, and my god it was a match made in heaven.
I had a vision for her performances, because I want to make this larger than life performer appear in a larger than life show, and it was also her first time to Canada so we HAD to make it memorable. Well, we achieved that. The night was jam packed! Over 1100 people went through that door, and no one left. Then Nina took the stage, ande the roof came down. I have never seen that place go crazy like that…it really was LEGENDARY!
One thing that we as gay men love to splurge on, is travel. Just asked Rouge, and my girlfriend Nathan. Especially Nathan, that bitch is everywhere. I’m TOTALLY not jealous at all.
There are many options you can take nowadays that fit the LGTB lifestyle, lots more places are OK with us gays coming to visit, and we’re taking advantage of it. In the past couple of years, the boys have been known to travel to major destination like PV, Mykonos, there are even cruises specifically designed for us that have popped up that are pretty much always sold out. If you can find a good vacation for a reasonable price where everything is wrapped up into one, you know we’re gonna take it. Throw in some amazing scenery, dope music, and gorgeous eye candy, you’ve got a match made in heaven.
But where to start?
Ok, let’s say you’re wanting to splurge a little bit, there’s a great new company called STEELE LUXURY TRAVEL. Don’t get scared by the word LUXURY, it’s not that bad. They offer 7 trips from now until May 2010, and every single one is different, and absolutely worth checking out.
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Tonight, I like many other crazed fans got together with my Harry Potter BFF Nick, and we bared the masses as we made out way to the midnight showing of Harry Potter. All the freaks and geeks were out, yours truly included, and we had a great time.
After being delayed 6 months because of the strike, the movie finally came out, and even though I am a monster huge ridiculour HP fan, I am left feeling very unfulfilled.
I am going to be spoiling this movie for you right now so please, if you don’t want to know what happens, don’t read on.
The movie starts off pretty much on the mark. We get introduced to Slughorn the proper way, and Snape, Bellatrix and Narcissa all go through their scene the same way in the book. Actually pretty much the entire movie is a picture perfect re-telling of the book. Sure they left out a couple memories, but we get it. The love story between Ron and Lavender who might I add, deserves an academy award for her portrayal. ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! She was definitely the breakout of this film hands down.
Everything is going on a great path, you’ve got some serious, some comedy, romance, friendship and then there’s the ending. Oh yes, it was one I couldn’t wait for. You know that in the sixth book, Dumbledore dies, and a huge fight ensues in Hogwarts. Well loyal reader and HP fans, they decided to CUT OUT THE WHOLE END FIGHT!
Check out the HOMORAZZI NOH8 photos that we did this weekend. That’s me above. Again, here is a little background on the project, from Daryl Dyck, the photographer for the Vancouver photoshoot:
The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project & silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. (www.noh8campaign.com)
The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, brothers & sisters, parents, friends and more. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest. The images are being used for Facebook.com and other social sites and are eventually expected to be compiled for a billboard campaign as well as multiple magazine spreads.
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BREAKING NEWS IN THE DANCE MUSIC SCENE!
Legendary DJ/Producer, and international megastar PETER RAUHOFER could be done with Israeli Star OFFER NISSIM.
On his Facebook account, Peter writes, “Offer Nissim is an unthankful piece of shit! Yes, I am sick of his NEVER-ENDING attitude. Enough is enough!”.
WHAT IS GOIN ON?!?
Well, Peter posted on a comment on YINON YAHEL’s wall (who is Nissim’s producing partner)
Peter says on the yinon yahel’s wall: “It is MAJORLY disrespectful for you and Offer Nissim to do an un-commissioned remix with a stolen new Whitney Houston acapella, going against Sony Music’s marketing & promotion plan AND going against all remixers who were officially hired for this new Whitney Houston track. This all JUST because Offer Nissim can’t take it that HE was NOT chosen to be one of the official remixers. VERY disappointing and simply disgusting how Offer Nissim shits on all of us here and mainly the hand thad fed him throughout the last 5 years.”
So, if we join the dots.
Attention all passengers: Prepare for a wild landing.
You’re about to enter the Bermudez triangle.
This is where the melody hits your chest like a crashing wave, where the pulsing bass rocks your head like a hurricane, and where – get ready!- you’ll be lost forever in the sea of the dance floor.
Joe Bermudez is your guide on this head-trip, and he knows just where to take you. The Boston based international DJ has emerged as one of the hottest talents on the global club scene, a sonic triple threat that brings the goods: the sound, the look, and the (lack of) attitude.
Whether he’s spinning live at clubs, remixing for the biggest names in music (Britney, Justin, Janet and just about anyone else you know by first name alone), or just sitting back and looking damn pretty, Bermudez has amassed a worldwide following for his seamless sets, pitch perfect productions, and willingness to play to the crowd: not his ego.
I saw this picture a week or so ago, it was on PerezHilton.com. He posted it a couple after he got beat up by the BEP manager, and he used the word faggot, which was annoying. And the one thing that stood out from all of that, is that one of the first things he said was, “I have reached out to Isaiah Washington, I do not think of myself as a Gay Advocate” blah blah blah. Anyway, I don’t need to get into my whole issues with that punk, but he posted this picture with the headline “A Very Powerful Image”