Thursday, 26 July 2012

Preparing for Stockholm Pride - furthest North

I'm off to the most Northern Gay Pride event I have ever been to next week - Stockholm in Sweden - and I am incredibly excited. The ladies at the Stockholm and Sweden Tourist Board have been ever so helpful and keen to get me over for sometime, finally I am making my journey with my best mate and co-writer/presenter Tim Macavoy. We're off to celebrate our 30th's.

Sweden is renowned for short days in winter and long long summer days where the sun barely disappears off the horizon, so I am very much looking forward to that. But also the immense number of parties.

The Stockholm team sent me a run down of the best events. I will be back to tell you how they went with photo and video:


CLUBS FRIDAY NIGHT:

CLUB X Pride Party
“CLUB X makes a fab pride celebration for all party lovers
Exclusive video release. Live Appearance by: Jamilla Idris (MILA) Large floor: Swedish Dyke Vibes. After a successful premiere and totally magical evenings Club X is now on the track. They are now ready to give you all the love they can give you. It is Pride Party and you party with the most handsome and hottest crowd in town! Its gonna be party party party!!”
Open: 23:55–05:00
 Regeringsgatan 61, Underground-Östermalmstorg
 FRE 03 AUG - CLUB KG PRESENTERAR ETT BLOCK PÅ DANSSCENEN I PRIDEPARK
FRE 03 AUG - CLUB X - PRIDE PARTY LIVE JAMILLA IDRIS (MILA) DJ SWEDISH DYKE VIBES (FÖRKÖP FINNS)FRE 03 AUG - CLUB KG PRESENTERAR ETT BLOCK PÅ DANSSCENEN I PRIDEPARK
FRE 03 AUG - CLUB X - PRIDE PARTY LIVE JAMILLA IDRIS (MILA) DJ SWEDISH DYKE VIBES (FÖRKÖP FINNS)
FRE 03 AUG - CLUB KG PRESENTERAR ETT BLOCK PÅ DANSSCENEN I PRIDEPARK
FRE 03 AUG - CLUB X - PRIDE PARTY LIVE JAMILLA IDRIS (MILA) DJ SWEDISH DYKE VIBES (FÖRKÖP FINNS)
Paradise Pride Special at Kolingsborg
“Stockholm’s largest Friday gay club never disappoints! Four dance floors.
Welcome to Paradise Sthlm - Stockholm's Biggest Gay Club!
Come dance the summer night away to the latest hits, the hottest summer tunes, the best dance and the sweetest house and tech-house! Come be that Dancing Queen!”
Address: Kolingsborg, Gula gången, Slussen. Underground: Slussen
Open: 23.00-05.00

Mr Gay Sweden 2012 at Hamburger Börs
“It's time to crown the year's gay in 2012 under the leadership of Jean-Pierre Barda and the one and only Maria Montazami.”
Address:Hamburger Börs, Jakobsgatan 6, Underground-Centralen.
Open: 22.00-05.00



SATURDAY AUGUST 4
           
It’s once again time for that colourful street party- PRIDE PARADE

Where else can you see party leaders, sometimes including the prime minister (!), walk side by side with bears, colourful queens, and mature ladies holding hands? In The Pride Parade everyone is more than welcome to join in. “Proud Parents” always get the loudest cheers of approval from the many onlookers.    www.stockholmpride.org


CLUBS SATURDAY NIGHT:

GARAGE XL presents: Paradise Island @ Kolingsborg
“It's Saturday and GARAGE XL presents: Paradise Island @ Kolingsborg!
It's the Pride finale@Kolingsborg and this is not a party you would miss! The heat is on and the temperature will be rising! So give those beach balls a good blow and strip down to you hottest summer swim wear cos it's time to rattle your coconuts and get that sweat going!We're gonna Lambada, Hey Macarena and Vamos A La Playa all night long!!
It's ganna be hot, steaming and GAY!”
23:00–05:00
Kolingsborg, Södermalmstorg 2, Underground-Slussen

The great afterparty @ Debaser Medis,
“After last year's success, the produces Katja & Gunn will host another Pride, THE BIG afterparty. It's extravaganza of dance in all forms!
Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and more danceable electronically will sound on the dance floor! Rökhav, DJs, dancers, drag queens and flashing disco lights.
On with the mustache, lipstick, wig, boa and your high heels baby! It's gonna be FAB! it's gonna be PRIDE AFTER HOURS!”
 22:00–03:00
Debaser Medis, Medborgarplatsen, Underground-Medborgarplatsen


STAR GayDisco,
“Straight all week but on STAR.... YOU R GAY!
May we introduce: STAR GayDisco, here we gather and celebrate that we are GAY at Stockholms "Place To Be". Artists, hostesses and surprises will constantly appear on STAR.
Behind the turn-tables on the three different floors: DirtyDisco-floor, Star-floor and Chupa Chupa-floor you are going to hear music like Hits, Schlager, Disco, RNB, House, 80s and everything in between. “
22:00–05:00
 Lästmakargatan 8,Underground-Östermalmstorg

Wide Open

WIDE OPEN! New, cool and very popular gayclub at Berns by Miss Inga and DJ Marcus Ullmarker. Wide Open is open every Saturday during the summer. You’ll find the club at the terrace at Berns.
22.00-04.00
Berzelii Park, Berns Hotel
Underground- Östermalmstorg or Kungsträdgården.
More info on nightlife visit www.qx.se