Anthem Party Winners
Week 1 Winners (June 30 Draw Date): Josh H. (Anthem Song: Dancing On My Own by Robyn)
Week 2 Winners (July 7 Draw Date): Jordan G. (Anthem Song: Proud by Heather Small)
Week 3 Winners (July 14 Draw Date): Trevor D. (Anthem Song: Commander by Kelly Rowland)
Week 4 Winners (July 21 Draw Date): Stephen S. (Anthem Song: A Little Respect by New Order)
Week 5 Winners (July 28 Draw Date): Matt B. (Anthem Song: Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO)
Enter today for your chance to win for next week’s draw.
Summer is always the hottest season in Vancouver, and it’s not because of the weather either. The city hosts one of the best Pride Festivals out there. This particular summer, Vancouver will be extra scorching hot because the 2011 North American Outgames are being held here as well. And can you believe it, at the same time. My mind is going insane on how unforgettable this time will be in Vancity.
Undoubtedly, there will be tons of parties vying for your attention. One of Vancouver’s premier party promoters, along with our Tommy D’s TFD Presents is Big Rogers Events. These guys also know how to party. They’re holding a great outdoor event after the Vancouver Pride Parade. “The Anthem Party” is going to be epic since it’ll have not only the regular pride goers but a lot of out-of-town athletes as well. What better way to spend an afternoon in the sun than listening to your favorite anthems from the classics to today’s pop princesses. Plus our own Tyrell Witherspoon will be performing as well. You can’t miss that.
The Big Roger boys were gracious enough to give us 10 tickets to give away. So starting today, you can enter to win a pair of tickets. We’ll be drawing 2 winners a week on every Thursday beginning June 30 til July 28. All you have to do is fill out the form below and give your favorite anthem song. Winners will be picked at random. Good luck.
ENTER TO WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE ANTHEM PARTY BELOW
Pride Season is upon us and Vancouver is ready to take on the summer festivities with their events. There is something for everyone this year with tons of parties, cruises and t-dances to go around. What’s also great is that there are a few extra faces in the city this week with the 2011 North American Outgames coinciding with Vancouver Pride. Fun for all! There are so many events it’s hard to tell you about all of them, but what I will do is highlight Pride Weekend for you to give you some insight on where you should be, when.
Get your Vancouver Pride experience started off right with the Caya Davie Street Dance Party, Powered by Telus. This street party takes over Davie Street village from Burrard all the way down to Bute. That’s two full blocks of party times. There is live music, DJs, street vendors and more. You can grab your tickets at Little Sisters, any Caya location and the Vancouver Pride office. Party goes from 7pm until midnight.
Other events on Friday night include Man Up: Pride Edition, a drag king showcase at Cobalt. You can hit up the Tom of Finland Leather Party at Numbers or get cozy with the bears at Bearracuda. For the women out there, check out Sweet Fridays Pride Kick Off Party at Canvas Lounge in Gastown.
This week, Vancouver is welcoming the the Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association Outgames 2011 to our city. People from all over North America will be here to participate in various sports competitions and to let loose at some awesome parties. Myself and Adam will both be participating in the soccer competitions (on different teams, Tyrell will be performing at the Opening Ceremonies along with several other talented artists, and Calan is helping organize some of the events. It all starts Monday, July 25th! The Outgames have also been timed perfectly with Vancouver Gay Pride, so there will never be a dull moment over the next week and at any given moment, you may find a piece of glitter on yourself.
I’m definitely looking forward to competing in soccer, watching Tyrell perform (both for the Outgames and Pride), watching ACE OF BASE & DRAGONETTE perform, and meeting all the visitors we’ll have here in the city. That said, between Pride and the Outgames, the schedule is a little overwhelming so we thought we’d break it down for you a little so you know where you should be when for the Outgames, and/or where to find more information.
17 + 8 = 25 in a new production of the Adding Machine Musical, opening tonight and playing nightly through to Sunday July 24th at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.
After 25 years on the Job, Mr. Zero (Matt Hume) gets canned and replaced by an adding machine at his job, and in the heat of the moment murders his boss. This is the start of the darkly contemporary musical spin on a 1923 classic originally written by New York born Elmer Rice. The play in 2007 was turned into a musical, premiering in Illinois to rave reviews.
Without giving too much away, Mr. Zero The Anti Hero’s trip is a dark and sporadically comedic one, but not quite comedic enough to put the two labels in a blender and pour out “dark comedy“. The laughs in this play come so few and far between, that I would have been content just to take in the material as non-humorous. This leads me to question whether Director April Green’s spin on this version of the play was aimed towards the comedic (as the three friends of cast behind me seemed to think it was). But it wasn’t all Green’s direction.
The Canadian-version of the popular and Emmy-winning Discovery Channel game show Cash Cab has been involved in a fatale car accident in downtown Vancouver. Late Friday night, a 61-year-old man was struck down by the cash cab as a producer was driving the vehicle out of the downtown area after a night of filming. The Vancouver Police confirmed that man died of his injuries after being treated at a nearby hospital.
“My heart also goes out to the driver of the vehicle, a member of our technical staff, who is shaken and devastated by this tragic accident, as is our entire team.” – Andrew Burnstein, president of Castlewood Productions
Vancouver Police have said that the driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene of the accident until police and ambulance arrived and has been cooperating with an investigation that is underway.
The Health Initiative For Men (HIM) has just launched a new attention-grabbing campaign, with the tagline, “It’s Hottest At The Start,” that is certainly turning heads. The double meaning tagline used for the ads can be found on some new racy images that show steamy hot sex scenes taking place. The real intention behind the “play on words” tagline is to draw attention to the risk of HIV infections when the risk level is at the highest. Essentially, when someone is first infected by HIV (and most likely don’t know they have it), the amount of HIV in his blood, semen, and other bodily fluids is very high within a few days because the HIV virus is replicating itself very quickly throughout the body at this stage.
“During the first couple of months after infection, HIV is a powerhouse in the sack. In this early “acute” stage of HIV, it is much easier to pass on the virus. If you f-ck without condoms and aren’t completely sure of your partner’s HIV status, get tested. Now you can get an accurate HIV test 10 days after risky sex.”
Friday night, Tyrell and I checked out the Britney Spears Femme Fatale concert here in Vancouver (which was amazing), but we never got as close as the handful of fans that spent $1,000 to get a VIP package that included a meet & greet with Brit before the show. One of the fans (Clay) asked for a hug while beside Britney for his photo, but she declined. Here’s how it happened in Clay’s words :
“I was the first in, so they didn’t tell me we weren’t allowed to ask. I asked her and she froze up, she seemed scared. She said ‘Um… erm,,, uhhh,’ and then looked at Larry. He shook his head no. BUT I DONT CARE. IT WAS AMAZING ANYWAYS. I told her I loved her, and she said ‘Awwwwee, thank you!’ and said “This tour book is for you! Enjoy the show!” It was surreal. I still cannot believe it. In shock.”
Do you think she should have given him a hug?
Let me be clear. I am not a runner. I have never claimed to be a runner nor do I think I will ever make a morning run or jog a consistent habit. Unlike my partner Patrick, I do not have the gift for a long distance run. I may jump on the treadmill at the gym for 10 minutes for a light jog to get my body warmed up but that is usually as far as it goes. Now I know you’re asking, “then why in the hell would you do a 5K run?” That answer is easy. I believe in good causes and was honored to be running in support of one as well as be the team captain for the group of runners also doing the 5K for the same cause.
A while back, I was approached by the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation to partake in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge here in Vancouver. Along with running the race and helping fundraise, I was also asked to be the team captain and help encourage the other runners on the team to keep up with their training and fundraising efforts. Homorazzi is a big supporter of the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation as well as the center that they run in downtown Vancouver. As a part of Team Dr. Peter, I was given a tour by Trevor Loke who works at the center. I was blown away by the tools and assistance that is available and the programs that they offer. Dr. Peter’s legacy absolutely lives on inside those walls. It is very apparent.
Our team consisted of some very eager people willing to help out the foundation and before our 5K took off, we were lucky enough to congratulate some of the runners from Team Dr. Peter who were running the half marathon and had already crossed the finish line. As 9:15 AM approached, I am not going to lie, I was more nervous for this run than I am to perform a live show. One thing that was helpful was having Patrick at my side to pace myself. Looking back now, I maybe should have set my own pace and let him give’r but I pushed myself to go faster which was good. As we approached the 4K mark, my body couldn’t keep up with how fast I wanted to run and I told Patrick to speed ahead as I checked myself into a power walk. When the actual 4K mark hit and I could hear the people on the side of the road cheering, I knew I had to just muster up all the energy I had and cross that finish line.