The Tacoma Gay Scene is many things and elegant isn’t one of them. But, that’s why I love it! We don’t need to be in deep v-cut t-shirts, judging everyone like they do at Purr (though, I really like Purr.) And, we don’t have three story high clubs, so there’s less accidents. However, watching drunk bitches tumble down the steps of Club Silverstone is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
However, I’ll never get that life-changing experience again, because I was 86’d! So, instead let’s chat about why you should get your drink on at The Mix, Tacoma’s Official Pride Block Party. This year, superstar ALEKSA MANILA is back hosting the soirée of fagtastic proportions and she’ll be joined by a slew of other talented performances ranging from rock bands to local queens.
Here’s 6 reasons why you should black out with your rack out:
REASON #6 — PATRON, TEQUILA! WE’RE DRUNK OFF MARGARITAS!
The Mix has a stable of bartenders for everyone. If you’re a lesbeam that wants to stare down two beautiful ladies, look no further than Jesyca Shores and Courtney “Gimme, Gimme” Moore. If you’re into super submissive power-bottoms that have a full beard and talk in their sleep, look no further than Jeffrey Kiilsgaard. If you’re into the Bon Qui Qui type of gay that will cut you with words, look no further than the sassy Adam Weber. And, if you’re into Keebler elves, then find Brock Leach. They will hook you up with your libations and have you feeling proud!
REASON #5 — GREASY GOODNESS! FRIED CHICKEN! FUCK YEAH!
This year, you can fat out on some chicken strips, hot wings, mac ‘n cheese, and even some candied yams all thanks to Uncle Thurm’s (3709 South G St, Tacoma WA 98418). When you drink, you get hungry, and this is the perfect solution. Unless, you plan on bottoming out. Anyway, below I’ve posted the menu for a more in-depth look at what you can nom-nom on. Should be tasty. I know that no one’s gonna be beatin’ my brakes off, so I’m going to chow down on some chicken-fil-a, yaknowwhatI’msayin!
REASON #4 — BUCKETS HERE, BUCKETS THERE, BUCKETS EVERYWHERE!
For a low, low price of $10 you can get The Mix’s infamous Pride Bucket of alcohol that will surely have you feeling some type of way by the time you finish it. If you’re brave enough, like me, you’ll go ahead and get another one and probably wake up in a dumpster the next morning. I’m only half kidding. But really, we know you’re coming to The Mix’s party to get your freak on. You might as well do it on a budget!
REASON #3 — DON’T BE A DRAG, JUST BE A QUEEN!
One day, Tacoma will fork over enough money to bring a current queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race, but until then we have local talent to get your queen fix. Aphelia Bottom of AB Entertainment has rounded up her cast into performing on the main stage and it includes: Cannoli Bottom, Selena Veyron, Sir Charlie Menace, Diamond Tyde, Dominique D’Amour, and a king named Rychard Le’Sabre. The drag show will be around 8PM, if you’re still sober. Please tip generously!
REASON #2 — BANDS WILL MAKE HER DANCE & SO WILL DJs!
The beloved Kim Archer Band will be hitting the main stage to sing you sweet nothings and make you long for the days of Classic Rock. I love watching Kim’s band, she always puts me in a good mood. Elsewhere, fresh from Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice, Stephanie Anne Johnson is going to kick this shit and knock the CK off your pants with a voice of a thousand angels. She’ll be singing and swaying and will you want more, more, more! Finally, they have a DJ line-up that includes the ever lovely DJ Bret Law of Hollaback Thursdays at Neighbours Nightclub, Eliot Lipp, and Florida.
REASON #1 — BECAUSE, THE MIX IS SO OFFICIAL ALL IT NEEDS IS A WHISTLE!
Listen, I really love some of the people in the line-up down at Club Silverstone and I wish I had enough time on my hands to stir the non-existent pot and try and force drama between the two clubs, but that’s not happening. Both clubs are cool! This is Pride after all, right? It’s COMMUNITY! You can party at the ~officially sanctioned~ block party on the streets of Tacoma. Or, you can head down to The Stone and party there, too. The more the merrier. Just whatever you do, do it safely, do it legally, and stay out of trouble!
Here’s the event page for The Mix’s Pride Block Party with more information and such as, etc. The party itself is TWELVE HOURS LONG starting at 4PM and ending abruptly at 4AM. Get your 5hr energy shots while you still can, ok?