Now HERE'S an eccentric gay event... [With post-event update]

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    Jul 21, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    ... a drag Tupperware Party 8 PM tonight, July 21st. I'm told she's made herself the top Tupperware Party earner in the entire US.

    Proceeds are to benefit The SMART Ride non-profit that raises money for Florida HIV/AIDS agencies. If you attend tonight you'll see me and my partner at the welcome table. Buy your ticket online or from me at the table. The flyer says Fort Lauderdale but it's really Wilton Manors, in a church at the corner of NE 26th St and NE 15th/16th Ave (the streets change names where they cross NE 26th).

    Google Map or MapQuest: 1550 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

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    Click to buy tix: http://thesmartride.org/

    Dixie Longate’s Special SMART Ride Tupperware Party

    If you have not seen the hilarity as Dixie shows off the wonders of Tupperware from the classics to the modern gadgets for keeping your food fresh. She’s a Southern Belle who has traveled the world selling her colorful array of bowls, salad spinners and more. Mark your calendars, tell your friends and come out for some fun! (It’s definitely NOT your Mom’s Tupperware Party!)

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    Jul 21, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    No.
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    Jul 21, 2012 8:09 PM GMT
    Dixie Longate appeared for a fundraiser last month a few blocks from my house, at a straight sports bar, of all places. The bar allowed the gay bookstore and coffee shop below it to use their space for a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night to put on the show. Pretty generous of the bar, although since it was sold out all three nights I am sure they made a lot of money on drinks. She's very funny and you'll enjoy it.

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    Jul 21, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    Does anyone still really buy that stuff anymore?
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    Jul 21, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidDoes anyone still really buy that stuff anymore?

    What stuff? A charity fundraiser for HIV/AIDS? Or Tupperware? I judge the cause first, the circumstance second.

    It's possible to endure things you may not much like, if it's "for a good cause" as the phrase goes, even Tupperware. And frankly, drag is still popular locally here, when it's done with humor. And I understand she's very funny, not unlike Dame Edna, who is more about the laughter than the drag. Which you should know, being from Edna's part of the world. Here's a glad for you -

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    Jul 21, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    nimportequi saidNo.

    You mean you're not flying in from New Hampshire just for her show? But very considerate of you to have made your "NO" RSVP, so we won't have a miscount. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 21, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    OK, my last bump to this thread, I'm leaving for the Tupperware Party show in a few minutes. Although the show's at 8, I've gotta be there at 6 to help set it up.

    I'm hoping some of the guys who attended rigsby's Fort Lauderdale meet-up will read this thread, and join us, along with others. I found it interesting that among that entire group that attended, not a single one was a name I recognized from these forums (we all wore name tags with our RJ SN and real name). Proving that there is life, and a readership, beyond the regular RJ forum posters. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 21, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    Please let us know how this event turned out!

    Dixie Longate was in Orlando not long ago at the Parliament House (not a fundraiser though), but we should have events of this type in Central Florida.
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    Jul 21, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Crankyella said... you hate-filled freakshow, ...

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    Jul 21, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
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    JackBlair69 saidWilton Manors, the Gayborhood, with the GayMart and everything. Even though W.M. is 1250% more gay than the average city, it's still "very diverse." (Thus spake Wikipeida.)

    Actually, it is, you hate-filled freakshow,
    Gays only constitute 35% of the population of Wilton Manors. The rest are straight people of various shapes and colors.

    Sounds pretty fucking diverse to me.

    Actually the numbers I've seen are closer to 65% gay. But still dIverse.
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    Jul 21, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    And here now at the church. Dixie just arrived and I helped her set up. She's from Alabama (what an accent!), and I once lived there, so we've been swapping stories.

    Now we're just waiting for the audience, and needless to say I found WiFi here for my iPad.
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    Jul 21, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
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    Crankyella said

    Sounds pretty fucking diverse to me.


    Shapes, yes.


    I lol'd
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    Jul 21, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidDoes anyone still really buy that stuff anymore?


    I do, and so do my friends and relatives. At parties those are the containers of the day.
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    Jul 21, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    Cutlass said
    tru_blu_auzzie saidDoes anyone still really buy that stuff anymore?

    I do, and so do my friends and relatives. At parties those are the containers of the day.

    But in Australia he still uses kangaroo pouches for storage. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 22, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    This thread is LOL!icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 22, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    I have seen clips of her show in a documentary - her show is f--ing hilarious!

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    Jul 22, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidI have seen clips of her show in a documentary - her show is f--ing hilarious!

    And it was! Funnier than you could guess Tupperware can be. She really is the Dame Edna of plastic containers.

    And... she donated ALL of the ticket receipts to The SMART Ride, and ALL of the profits from the sale of her Tupperware, more generous than I had expected. There was a long line in the lobby afterwards to buy, that took over an hour. The Ride made thousands over this. icon_biggrin.gif

    Here's a pic I took of my partner and her in the lobby as she was getting ready to leave. Why are drag queens always so tall? A guy took my picture with her, too, but all 3 shots were out of focus. icon_sad.gif

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    Jul 22, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidPlease let us know how this event turned out!

    Dixie Longate was in Orlando not long ago at the Parliament House (not a fundraiser though), but we should have events of this type in Central Florida.

    Done, just above. We had a great turn-out. I don't think there was a dissatisfied person in the audience, and I swear more than half of them bought something afterwards. It totally exceeded our expectations.

    And remember, the best thing is that all this money finds its way to the 7 HIV/AIDS nonprofit agencies we support in South Florida, including your own in Orlando, Miracle of Love, Inc.

    Speaking of which, a reminder we'll be in Orlando 9-12 Aug, for a SMART Ride planning committee meeting. I'm still looking for suggestions where to stay. I think Parliament House is out of our price range.

    But by coincidence, Miracle of Love is having a "Christmas in July" fundraiser at Parliament House this Sunday, July 22nd. Check their website for details.

    http://www.miracleofloveinc.org/
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    Jul 22, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
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    tru_blu_auzzie saidDoes anyone still really buy that stuff anymore?

    What stuff? A charity fundraiser for HIV/AIDS? Or Tupperware? I judge the cause first, the circumstance second.

    It's possible to endure things you may not much like, if it's "for a good cause" as the phrase goes, even Tupperware. And frankly, drag is still popular locally here, when it's done with humor. And I understand she's very funny, not unlike Dame Edna, who is more about the laughter than the drag. Which you should know, being from Edna's part of the world. Here's a glad for you -

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    Thanks for the flower possums, and I love Dame Edna, if fact will be seeing him preform soon, and his done many wonderful things. Oh but I endured the Gay Plague, Era. I was there when so many went into hiding. Yet I stood steadfast when so many did not, and the things I seen and experienced endured, first hand; much of it, I did not like. Lost many, many, many, many mates and loved ones; just gone; killed off Yet still many of them live on in ther warmth of my heart.

    But I draw the line at having Tupperware in my home, sorry I did my bite in our darkest years.
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    Jul 22, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
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    Cutlass said
    tru_blu_auzzie saidDoes anyone still really buy that stuff anymore?

    I do, and so do my friends and relatives. At parties those are the containers of the day.

    But in Australia he still uses kangaroo pouches for storage. icon_rolleyes.gif


    But you have never been here to the land of Oz and most likely never will. Yet I have been to the USA many a time, and we may even meet at a public advent for a photo opportunity, and I'll gladly say G'day to Carmine.

    But your lack knowledge of my country, kangaroo pouched went out with Jimmy Black Smith. Sorry but Tupperware is not the best on the market, and it's over rated and priced; and I will not have it in my home.

    As for those parties don't recall the last time I heard of anyone having them; oh the 1970s. Sorry Oz has moved on since then.
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    Jul 22, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    tru_blu_auzzie saidDoes anyone still really buy that stuff anymore?

    What stuff? A charity fundraiser for HIV/AIDS? Or Tupperware? I judge the cause first, the circumstance second.

    It's possible to endure things you may not much like, if it's "for a good cause" as the phrase goes, even Tupperware. And frankly, drag is still popular locally here, when it's done with humor. And I understand she's very funny, not unlike Dame Edna, who is more about the laughter than the drag. Which you should know, being from Edna's part of the world. Here's a glad for you -

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    Thanks for the flower possums, and I love Dame Edna, if fact will be seeing him preform soon, and his done many wonderful things. Oh but I endured the Gay Plague, Era. I was there when so many went into hiding. Yet I stood steadfast when so many did not, and the things I seen and experienced endured, first hand; much of it, I did not like. Lost many, many, many, many mates and loved ones; just gone; killed off Yet still many of them live on in ther warmth of my heart.

    But I draw the line at having Tupperware in my home, sorry I did my bite in our darkest years.

    Well I never saw Dame Edna "preform" whatever that is, but I did see her at the Music Box theatre in NYC, and again at Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse.

    Many of us had friends die of AIDS. My own partner died in my arms of AIDS. I do not need lessons in grief from you.

    What I do instead is work to prevent future AIDS deaths, and the spread of HIV. And while it's fine if you did your "bite" (bit?) in the "darkest years" the battle against HIV continues, with or without you. If Tupperware will help in doing that, then I will buy Tupperware. Or goddam paper plates if I have to. My focus is what will help people with HIV & AIDS, not what will look good in my kitchen.
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    Jul 22, 2012 4:52 AM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidSorry but Tupperware is not the best on the market, and it's over rated and priced; and I will not have it in my home.

    As for those parties don't recall the last time I heard of anyone having them; oh the 1970s. Sorry Oz has moved on since then.

    Oz may have moved on, but I think it's you who got left behind.

    Dixie told me tonight she had a very successful tour in Australia earlier this year. And she'll be revisiting Melbourne & Sydney in early 2013. Do check your local listings. You may find out that your fellow gay Aussies are more into Tupperware than you imagine. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 22, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    I'd think RubberMaid would better lend itself to drag.

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    Jul 22, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
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    tru_blu_auzzie saidSorry but Tupperware is not the best on the market, and it's over rated and priced; and I will not have it in my home.

    As for those parties don't recall the last time I heard of anyone having them; oh the 1970s. Sorry Oz has moved on since then.

    Oz may have moved on, but I think it's you who got left behind.

    No possums I just moved on....., as I don't have to make up for lost time, but then one was more advanced than you by the time I was 9 in the 1970s, once again I don't have to make up for lost time.icon_wink.gif

    Dixie told me tonight she had a very successful tour in Australia earlier this year. And she'll be revisiting Melbourne & Sydney in 2013. Do check your local listings. You may find out that your fellow gay Aussies are more into Tupperware than you imagine. icon_wink.gif


    Forgive one. but it's of little interest what dixie told you, and I'm sure, I would also find much Tupperware in the back of cupboards never used too.and with more and more people going back to bare backing, I'm not sure how thats going to help.
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    Jul 22, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
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    tru_blu_auzzie saidDoes anyone still really buy that stuff anymore?

    What stuff? A charity fundraiser for HIV/AIDS? Or Tupperware? I judge the cause first, the circumstance second.

    It's possible to endure things you may not much like, if it's "for a good cause" as the phrase goes, even Tupperware. And frankly, drag is still popular locally here, when it's done with humor. And I understand she's very funny, not unlike Dame Edna, who is more about the laughter than the drag. Which you should know, being from Edna's part of the world. Here's a glad for you -

    gladiola.jpg

    Thanks for the flower possums, and I love Dame Edna, if fact will be seeing him preform soon, and his done many wonderful things. Oh but I endured the Gay Plague, Era. I was there when so many went into hiding. Yet I stood steadfast when so many did not, and the things I seen and experienced endured, first hand; much of it, I did not like. Lost many, many, many, many mates and loved ones; just gone; killed off Yet still many of them live on in ther warmth of my heart.

    But I draw the line at having Tupperware in my home, sorry I did my bite in our darkest years.

    Well I never saw Dame Edna "preform" whatever that is, but I did see her at the Music Box theatre in NYC, and again at Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse.

    Many of us had friends die of AIDS. My own partner died in my arms of AIDS. I do not need lessons in grief from you.

    What I do instead is work to prevent future AIDS deaths, and the spread of HIV. And while it's fine if you did your "bite" (bit?) in the "darkest years" the battle against HIV continues, with or without you. If Tupperware will help in doing that, then I will buy Tupperware. Or goddam paper plates if I have to. My focus is what will help people with HIV & AIDS, not what will look good in my kitchen.


    Don't break your arm patting yourself on you back mate, but how could one teach you anything about grief, when you were not there during our darkest years, certainly it was a time when the gays of America needed you the most, because the gay community was on it's knees, Oh but you stood by and did nothing; Oh and you lost one BF, wow only one, and you were well into middle age; how did you ever endure it. But then we can also grieve over the lose of family, some though their own deeds, and other though just being. But I'm happy to help you feel superior MRS Bucket, with my typos, and even miss spelling, but if you were truly intelagent, you would know what one meant.icon_idea.gif

    But one has dedicated the past 20+ years to public service, albeit my deeds are not done to be selfserving, or for adulation, and I live in the border community, and that's who I serve.

    Anyhow have a nice day and enjoy your Tupperware.