It sprang forth from the loins of Arden Turnbull and Jimmy Scarpello, aka Sinfinite Productions, in the fall of 2011…ElektroPop! Despite a slow start, ElektroPop soon established itself as a hot, weekly drag/dance party despite the fact it happened on Thursdays and at a club not known for being very gay, The Baltic Room. The combination of Sinfinite’s persistent marketing, cute themes, non-stop mentions on SGS, and a naughty & fun atmosphere provided by then host Mama Tits, DJ Skiddle and lots of special guests, made the ‘Pop a must do destination every Thursday night.
ElektroPop! rocked the lower reaches of Pine Street for over a year, but all weekly events eventually get a bit stale and the Pop lost a bit of its bloom. Mr. Turnbull & Mr. Scarpello decided the event needed to move to the next level and retooled their Thursdays at The Baltic Room as “Down n’ Dirty” with hostess Robbie Turner…but, they still loved the concept of ElektroPop and schemed to re-establish the party as a bigger monthly event at a new venue. And, after months of negotiation, they’re ready to announce that the Pop has been rebranded as ELEKTROPOP – SUGAR RUSH and will return on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Fred Wildlife Refuge with very special hostess, RPDR Season 2 star Morgan McMichaels jetting in every month for the dance party.
More skinny from their press release on what you can expect:
After 6 months of planning, negotiations, and venue procurement, “ElektroPOP – Sugar Rush” at its NEW LOCATION Fred Wildlife Refuge on Saturday June 22, 2013 promises to deliver an incredible night of drinking, dancing, and SUGARY SWEET entertainment. The candy-themed event will feature:
Special Guest Hostess:
Morgan McMichaels – A good friend of Sinfinite Events, this RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar and notorious bad girl from RPDR Season 2 is arguably one of the most talented performers to ever compete in the Logo television series. Morgan is excited to return to Seattle as the new hostess of ElektroPOP. You can expect to meet and mingle with Morgan and witness her incredible performance artistry!
POP Remixes & Mashups from DJ SKIDDLE (ElektroPOP/Crisp) and DJ LIGHTRAY (ElektroPOP/c89.5)
Whipped Cream Wrestling
THREE rounds of sticky and sweet competition hosted and refereed by Mark “Mom” Finley. Matches include:
- “LADY DUDE SHOWDOWN” featuring OLIVIA LAGARCE and CHERRY SUR BETE
- “OUT OF TOWN SHOWDOWN” featuring TACOMA and EVERETT contestants
- “CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH” featuring title holder Mr. Gay Seattle Josue Henriquez
Regional PARTY BUSSES – Party goers in Everett and Tacoma will have access to special ElektroPOP chartered party busses ensuring safe round-trip transportation to the event. Each bus will be hosted by a popular drag personality and will feature drinks and music providing the PERFECT pre-funk atmosphere.
Pink Carpet Experience with LIVE-upload paparazzi photography
SeattleGayScene.com THEMED Photo Booth
Themed Guest Performers and Characters Include:
- Robbie Turner
- The Markos Sisters (Cherry, Kaleena, and Minerva)
- Jacob Rodvelt-Gamlieli
- Kitty Kitty Bang Bang
- The Paradiscos
- and other sweet surprises!
Themed Décor, Themed Drink Specials, Gourmet Cotton Candy, Gogo Dancers and SO MUCH MORE!
A LIMITED NUMBER OF $10 Pre-sale tickets are available beginning Friday May 31, 2013 on www.BrownPaperTickets.com…get them before they’re gone! General admission $15 tickets will be available up until the day of the event. Limited $20 tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event while supplies last. Pre-sale is encouraged as this incredibly popular event is expected to sell out! A portion of the proceeds will be benefiting Fred Coalition of Collaborative Artists.
Thursday used to be the new Friday because of the old ElektroPop…does this mean Saturday will be the NEW Thursday? Thus, it’s really the new Friday?