Chicago-IML, Gay Day's Orlando or Provincetown Bear Week

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    Dec 05, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    I have never been to any of them. Looking to set some dates for my 2012 vacation. What would you recommend of these listed? Or let me know what is a better place to go that you have been to. Vacation tips would be appreciated.
  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 05, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    I have not been to any, but I have had friends who have been to Chicago-IML and loved it! If you are still undecided then how about a trip to the Detroit area (Warren specifically)? icon_wink.gif
  • cityguy39

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    Dec 05, 2011 1:37 PM GMT
    Here in Chicago, IML is always held Memorial Day weekend. The weather for that weekend can be very tricky, most times it's still somewhat chilly. That also happens to be bear pride weekend also. IML is fun, the Onxy ball is also fun, but the market place for IML has been a disappointment for the last couple of yrs. You should come to Market Days, but that's not til August.
  • QHCAguy

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    Dec 05, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    Gay Days had a BUNCH of snotty twinks of the "don't talk to anyone over 30" type.

    Take a look at Gay Ski Week in Aspen
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 05, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    Most gay pride and Gay Day events consist of arrogant, little twinks who think that their shit doesn't stink.
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    Dec 05, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    RSportsguy saidI have not been to any, but I have had friends who have been to Chicago-IML and loved it! If you are still undecided then how about a trip to the Detroit area (Warren specifically)? icon_wink.gif


    Why would you suggest that anyone come to Warren?!? That's just terrible...
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 05, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    Is Warren along with Detroit and all the other suburbs that horribly badicon_question.gif
  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 05, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    fuzzywuzzy said
    RSportsguy saidI have not been to any, but I have had friends who have been to Chicago-IML and loved it! If you are still undecided then how about a trip to the Detroit area (Warren specifically)? icon_wink.gif


    Why would you suggest that anyone come to Warren?!? That's just terrible...


    Because a certain person lives there and would love to see someone as hot as the op go there!! icon_wink.gif
  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 05, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIs Warren along with Detroit and all the other suburbs that horribly badicon_question.gif


    A lot of the suburbs are not too bad Rob. You see the worst parts of Detroit on the news if you do not live here! I don't think we are any worse than the suburbs of Chicago. I think Fuzzy Wuzzy was just joking!
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    Dec 05, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    Just saying - and mind you this is coming from a somewhat twinky bottom (or so I was recently called...)

    Provincetown Bear week is OUT.OF.THIS.WORLD. fun!!! There is something to do every night of the week, there is plenty of beach space, plenty of people... but it's all in a pretty small area so it feels busy no matter what time of day or where you are. Plus it's just scenically a beautiful place. Plus there plenty MORE to do on Cape Cod aside from just Provincetown, so if you want to get out of that scene for a day or two, you can easily hop a ferry to Nantucket or The Vineyard... It's just an incredible week with incredible energy and that's the ideal time of year to be here on cape Anyway!

    I'd highly recommend it!
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    Dec 06, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    Thanks for the posts to help me try to make a decision.
  • JP85257

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    Dec 06, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    IML is disgusting.

    I know nothing about the other 2 events, but I know IML is disgusting.
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    Dec 06, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    what didnt u like about IML JP?
  • JP85257

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    Dec 06, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    PittSteel saidwhat didnt u like about IML JP?

    What he said,
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIML is an event in Chicago that is heavily tainted with a lot of drugs like crystal meth. It's basically an event for people to get together to have as much sex as possible with as many people in the shortest amount of time. I'm not a prude but the problem is that the drugs are all over the place. Again, I don't have a moral stance regarding the drugs. But I can't be around that. It has a negative effect on me.

    I have lived in Chicago my whole life and have been to IML three or four times and I'm forty years old. The last one I went to I was thirty-six years old. I have no desire to ever go to another one.

    The weather can also still be a bit cold in Chicago during IML/Memorial Day weekend.


    My personal experience was I was "giving it a chance" with some friends and I saw a dude getting fisted right there in front of God and everybody. Thats when I decided it was time to go. My friends said they had never seen me move that fast. I didnt even finish my drink.
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    Dec 06, 2011 7:04 AM GMT
    Sounds like its between Orlando or Provincetown. I want to have fun and see some hot men. Not into drugs or seeing sex in broad daylight.
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    Dec 06, 2011 7:20 AM GMT
    gay days orlando is a blast. its a pretty young and attractive crowd. i wouldn't exactly consider them twinks. the guys are pretty damn big.
  • LuckyPierre

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    Dec 08, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    Gay days is pretty fun. Going to Magic Kingdom when it is taken over by Family is pretty amazing. Red shirts everywhere. There are parties every day and every evening at the host hotel as well as themed parties to attend. You can pick which you like and skip the rest or do your own thing as the local bars all also have events going on. The weather is great (not too terribly hot yet) and as with any even like this-it's going to be whatever you make of it. If you let the silly twinks get you down, then they will. Or just rise above and make the most of it. Stay at the host hotel if you can. icon_smile.gif

    I'd spend the week in Orlando and then do Market Days in Chicago in August. It's just a weekend event but MUCH better then the crazy ness that is IML. I did IML once and I know that one night I had something slipped into my drink... That night started out fun but ended up very, very badly.