To Pride or Not to Pride

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    Jun 12, 2013 7:44 AM GMT
    I'm really new to all this, and really want to go to Pride week in NYC, but don't wanna be there alone, so does anybody wanna join me? icon_biggrin.gif
  • calibro

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    Jun 12, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    just drink a lot and you'll make a lot penis... i mean friends
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    Jun 12, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    NYC Pride (the parade in particular) is composed of the following ingredients:

    85% guys who are in the top 3% of hotness dancing on floats, and more than half of whom will be bridge and tunnel straight guys hired on to promote whatever crap the sponsors are trying to sell

    10% bears and other non-conformists

    2.1% straight folks who are basically tourists there to see how freaky things can be

    1.2% YOU (average guys) who will be compelled to buy tickets to Alegria and other dance venues so as not to be left out of the fun of "dancing" elbow to armpit with 100,000 other sweaty, drunk and drugged up queens

    1.1% guys at above mentioned dance venues actually engaging in public sex at the venue

    0.4% Dykes on Bikes

    0.2% Anything that actually has more to do with celebrating and remembering why we actually have pride that isn't overtly sexually charged.
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    Jun 12, 2013 6:44 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidNYC Pride (the parade in particular) is composed of the following ingredients:

    85% guys who are in the top 3% of hotness dancing on floats, and more than half of whom will be bridge and tunnel straight guys hired on to promote whatever crap the sponsors are trying to sell

    10% bears and other non-conformists

    2.1% straight folks who are basically tourists there to see how freaky things can be

    1.2% YOU (average guys) who will be compelled to buy tickets to Alegria and other dance venues so as not to be left out of the fun of "dancing" elbow to armpit with 100,000 other sweaty, drunk and drugged up queens

    1.1% guys at above mentioned dance venues actually engaging in public sex at the venue

    0.4% Dykes on Bikes

    0.2% Anything that actually has more to do with celebrating and remembering why we actually have pride that isn't overtly sexually charged.


    I think that's a no?
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    Jun 12, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
    BoyWonder said
    AlphaTrigger said{NYC Pride by the numbers}


    I think that's a no?


    Not quite. I'll avoid much of the annoyance of paying $100+ for the privilege of going to dance venues to be crammed in tight spaces with other sweaty bodies and dealing with attitudes gets trumped by hanging out with a few fuckbuddies and screwing their brains out.

  • South_Howler

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    Jun 12, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    WOW!!! Dykes on Bikes!!!! I'M IN!!!
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    Jun 12, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said
    BoyWonder said
    AlphaTrigger said{NYC Pride by the numbers}


    I think that's a no?


    Not quite. I'll avoid much of the annoyance of paying $100+ for the privilege of going to dance venues to be crammed in tight spaces with other sweaty bodies and dealing with attitudes gets trumped by hanging out with a few fuckbuddies and screwing their brains out.



    Are the rates to get in trumped up or is that the usual price?
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    Jun 12, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    Clubbing in NYC can get pricey - mostly on account of the drinks.

    But venues like Alegria, the Pier Dance, and the like can take in shitloads of cash. General admission for many of the ticketed events starts at USD $50 (not including drinks or other refreshments.

    VIP prices can get well beyond reason (for me at least: the cost/annoyance to fun had factor can quickly sink into the Crater of No Value)
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    Jun 12, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidClubbing in NYC can get pricey - mostly on account of the drinks.


    Smart gays pre-game!
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    Jun 12, 2013 8:28 PM GMT
    Matiz said
    AlphaTrigger saidClubbing in NYC can get pricey - mostly on account of the drinks.


    Smart gays pre-game!


    Truth. The hip flask never fails. ;)
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    Jun 12, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidClubbing in NYC can get pricey - mostly on account of the drinks.

    But venues like Alegria, the Pier Dance, and the like can take in shitloads of cash. General admission for many of the ticketed events starts at USD $50 (not including drinks or other refreshments.

    VIP prices can get well beyond reason (for me at least: the cost/annoyance to fun had factor can quickly sink into the Crater of No Value)


    Why do the drinks cost so much?

    I understand they have to make money but fifty dollars just to get in is ridiculous.
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    Jun 12, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
    MisfitToy said
    AlphaTrigger saidClubbing in NYC can get pricey - mostly on account of the drinks...


    Why do the drinks cost so much?

    I understand they have to make money but fifty dollars just to get in is ridiculous.


    Primarily because that is what the market will bear. Tens of thousands of 21-45 year old horny guys with lots of disposable income + greedy merchants + NYC's obscene liquor licensing + overhead for liability insurance and other operating cost = $8 douchecups of beer and $15 mixed drinks.
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    Jun 12, 2013 8:46 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidNYC Pride (the parade in particular) is composed of the following ingredients:

    85% guys who are in the top 3% of hotness dancing on floats, and more than half of whom will be bridge and tunnel straight guys hired on to promote whatever crap the sponsors are trying to sell

    10% bears and other non-conformists

    2.1% straight folks who are basically tourists there to see how freaky things can be

    1.2% YOU (average guys) who will be compelled to buy tickets to Alegria and other dance venues so as not to be left out of the fun of "dancing" elbow to armpit with 100,000 other sweaty, drunk and drugged up queens

    1.1% guys at above mentioned dance venues actually engaging in public sex at the venue

    0.4% Dykes on Bikes

    0.2% Anything that actually has more to do with celebrating and remembering why we actually have pride that isn't overtly sexually charged.


    This pretty much accounts for MOST gay pride events.