San Diego Pride Weekend -- The Zoo Party

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    Jul 11, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    Is anyone going to San Diego Pride next weekend (July 18 & 19)? I've never been but I hear it is much more fun than LA's and that The Zoo Party is a lot of fun.

    Anyone else going?
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    Jul 11, 2009 10:15 PM GMT
    San Diego Zoo? Such a beautiful location. I visited the area in 1995 and 1997, along with El Prado and Balboa Park. San Diego, along with the Grand Canyon, were my two top American destinations. But no Gay Pride was held then, maybe because I was there at the wrong time of the year -
    Or Gay Prides did not exist back then...

    I hope the animals won't mind...
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    Jul 12, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    NotThatOld saidSan Diego Zoo? Such a beautiful location. I visited the area in 1995 and 1997, along with El Prado and Balboa Park. San Diego, along with the Grand Canyon, were my two top American destinations. But no Gay Pride was held then, maybe because I was there at the wrong time of the year -
    Or Gay Prides did not exist back then...

    I hope the animals won't mind...
    This will be the 35th annual pride here

    Here is a video (it seems kinda slow, but there is historical information there):



    Here is the website:
    http://sandiegopride.org/

    As far as the animals .. well I guess they become party animals .. icon_lol.gif I am sure it is well managed.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 12, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    I'm actually going to be in San Diego next weekend with some friends from L.A. Not sure if I will be making the pride stuff or The Zoo Party, but who knows. I know we are staying at a hotel called "Se San Diego", so if it is close by we may have to check it out. I've been to The Zoo Party many times in the past -- always a good time.
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    Jul 12, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    the zoo party is fucking awesome, i have been the past two years and goin again this year!!! the pics of me at night with the bandana and the big sunglasses are from the zoo party hehe
    LOVE IT!!!
  • swimbikerun

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    Jul 12, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said
    NotThatOld saidSan Diego Zoo? Such a beautiful location. I visited the area in 1995 and 1997, along with El Prado and Balboa Park. San Diego, along with the Grand Canyon, were my two top American destinations. But no Gay Pride was held then, maybe because I was there at the wrong time of the year -
    Or Gay Prides did not exist back then...

    I hope the animals won't mind...
    This will be the 35th annual pride here

    Here is a video (it seems kinda slow, but there is historical information there):



    Here is the website:
    http://sandiegopride.org/

    As far as the animals .. well I guess they become party animals .. icon_lol.gif I am sure it is well managed.
    You are invited to my hotel room. Let's have a party.
  • groundcombat

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    Jul 12, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    I will be at SD Pride. I love SD Pride. Not so much the Zoo Party. I went 2 years ago and it was fun, but let's not get carried away. $75 (or whatever it costs this year) and I still have to buy drinks?!? No thanks. This is clearly designed for people to buy their ticket and roll the entire night.
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    Jul 12, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    A dude was telling me today about the zoo party and said it was fun to see....so SD Pride is this up comming weekend? Yikes...I figured it was next week,.,,,,, I must be lost.
  • sandiegovince

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    Jul 12, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    Yes Guys,

    San Diego Pride is this coming weekend: July 17 -19. The parade is on Saturday starting @ 11:00am. running down University. Get there early if you want a view of both the parade and throngs of eye candy. Zoo Party is Sunday July 19, 2009 from 4:00pm - 11:00pm Here is the link to SDPride:http://www.sandiegopride.com/

    See you there!

    Vince icon_smile.gif
  • triniboy

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    Jul 12, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    I recommend the parties taking place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of July at 4th & B. Each party will be a different theme and they will be fabulous.
    It is also rumored that Whitney Houston may show up on one of those nights. Apparently she is tight with the guest DJ.
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    Jul 12, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
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    Whoa

    We were just wanting to go dancing and have fun. Why dose everyone always assume....just because we go out dancing that we are going for a hook up or a pick up or to fuck, I can be gay and have fun and still be very morally correct.
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    Jul 12, 2009 11:05 PM GMT
    ^ Please do not quote the guy. And more importantly, do not include the link to his website. Just click the Ignore button. He has already been reported and will go back to the depths of hell in a short while.
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    Jul 12, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    Sedative said:Please do not quote the guy.


    I suspect the Batty Ma'am who enjoys watching gay porn is a she.
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    Jul 13, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    yay SD Pride! my friends and i will be headin down for the festivities on saturday morning! see ya'll there!
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    Jul 13, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    To answer your question - No we are not going.

    I went to SD's Zoo party two years ago with my buddy groundcombat who also commented on this subject. I believe it costs $85 (presale) and $100 (at the door) to get into this thing. After you get in, you will see some of the hottest gay boys that flew in from all over the world. You will quickly notice that a good majority of the people are rolling on extasy; the rest of the people are buying drink tickets, to get mixed drinks with liquor poured using jiggers.... for anyone used to the great pours we gay boys get at the clubs be prepared! It sucks!

    In my opinion SD's pride is so large, and so amazing, that you don't need to spend the crazy $$$ going to zoo party to have a great time. Fiesta Cantina, Mo's, Bourbon Street, and some of the other SD bars won't be charging covers to get in, and the clientel will be just as hot as it is at the zoo..... I can guarantee you we will be getting more for our money, than the folks at the zoo are getting.

    Looking forward to an amazing SD Pride '09!
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    Jul 13, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
    wish i could go but ill be on my road trip icon_sad.gif any after parties around the 24th? icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 13, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    I have never gone to the zoo party. I have always just enjoyed going to a friends place (near the end of the parade route) .. it goes all day after the parade. Then I just go out to various clubs and so forth with friends. It's a good time and there are usually lots of visitors.

    July is a great time of year here!
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    Jul 13, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    Haven't been in years. I guess if it is important for you to be "seen" that might be the party for you. But I'll pay 1/2 the price in a ticket and go later that night to 4th and B downtown and hear Peter Rauhoffer who I think is a better DJ spin.
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    Jul 13, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    Thanks, ActiveAndFit, for shedding light on the history of Gay Pride. I never knew it went as far back to an incident at a New York Gay Bar in 1968.
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Jul 14, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    I like SD Pride, especially when the parade is on Sat instead of Sun. I'm going this year with a few friends, but we usually just walk around, hit a few bars or maybe go clubbing. My friend has a boat, so we'll go to sailing on Sunday instead. I find it a bit ridiculous paying $100 to go to any kind of party.
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    Jul 14, 2009 2:59 PM GMT
    The Zoo Party is worth going to at least once in your life. Everyone here is right that the ticket is costly, and the drinks are stingy. That said, the music is terrific, the outdoor warm venue is awesome, and if you get bored you can always tour the zoo itself which is fun too, particularly the sky ride tram across the park.

    The San Diego pride event in Balboa Park is nice too, but the big draw back is if you want a drink, you have to stay in a fenced in area that has no cover from the sun and is confining. They don't let you roam around with a drink in hand like in SF or Long Beach Pride.

    Enjoy!
  • hallyhallo

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    Jul 14, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
    sounds like fun. count me in icon_wink.gif