It was a fun-filled week with iS Vodka lubricating the festivities for Gay PRIDE Las Vegas 2009.
The festivities started with the Kick-Off Party at Charlie’s Las Vegas on Friday, April 24th. Mr. PRIDE Las Vegas, Travis Winship emceed the evening’s events which included fantastic door prizes given away throughout the evening, $1 jello shots, raffle prizes and fabulous performances by Lola de la Vega, Miss Michelle Holiday, Dolly Wood, Shinny Spears, Miss L.A., Desire St. James, and Mrs. PRIDE Las Vegas, Miss Jew Di Vine. Proceeds went to benefit PRIDE Las Vegas. All photos and videos can be viewed at www.isvodkaphotos.com
iS Vodka was also serving for the PRIDE Sin City Q Socials at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas. iS Angels and iS Men were pouring shots of iS Vodka through the iS ice sculpture at the Museum. Down the luge, the vodka pours smoothly and ice cold into a martini glass waiting at the bottom of the sculpture. From here, it’s “bottoms up.”
At the PRIDE Menage a Trois party at Risque Nightclub in the Paris Casino, everyone was treated to a special performance that barred none by Mr. and Mrs. PRIDE Las Vegas. Performed to the “Erotic” soundtrack, their dance was edgy, personal, and you might say they were Royalty of a different nature. The crowd loved it. iS Vodka was served at the bar and VIP table service. By the end of the night, everyone in the club was wearing a neon blue iS Vodka necklace. DJ Curtis Rock kept the party rollin all night long.
May 1st started with the PRIDE Night Parade Pre-Party at Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. On the 3rd Street Stage, entertainers like Louie, Louie, Paris Red, Dezmond and Justin Lanning got thousands of people excited for the upcoming parade which followed the concert. On the world-famous Viva Vision screen suspended 90-feet over the pedestrian walkway, the words PRIDE 2009 shone in glittering lights leading the way to the parade.
VIDEO – Gay Night-Parade in Las Vegas with iS Vodka.
At the PRIDE Night Parade, iS Angels and iS Men waved and handed out flyers from the iS Vodka mobile. Crowds from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities cheered for a constant 2 hours as their favorite floats, friends and organizations paraded by. Celebrity judges at the grandstand were there taking notes for the loudest applause and cheers as floats, vehicles and walking groups strutted their stuff in front of them.
Then, Saturday, May 2nd, thousands of people descended on the Clark County Amphitheater to celebrate the PRIDE Festival 2009. Over 100 vendors were featured. iS Vodka Angel, Robyn, was there pouring shots from an iS ice sculpture for partiers from noon to 10 p.m. An incredible line-up of performers entertained the crowd for a solid 10 hours. Emcees included Coco Vega and Tony and Lloyd. Entertainers of all types kept the energy up all day and night. ND Fuego, performers on the Strip, danced a beautiful number from their show with fire red scarves and costumes. 2 Cheerleading groups, Cheer LA and San Diego Cheer Elite did breath-taking stunts.
Other performers included Jason Andrews, magician, Jennifer Warner and Drag Friends, Shelia the singer, the Las Vegas Men’s Chorus, the Tracy Hope Band, Lady J. Huston, Desmond Meeks from American Idol Alumni Season “4”, Keyska Diva, Chico’s Angels, the Justin Lanning Band and Martha Wash, well-known for her hit song “It’s Raining Men.” Melissa G, who has been touring with Celine Dion around the world for the last 2 years sang and danced with her troupe of male dancers. The crowd was again treated to a performance by Mr. and Mrs. PRIDE Las Vegas, Travis Winship and Jew Di Vine. And again the crowd roared! To see all the photos from these incredible events visit www.isvodkaphotos.com
Author, written by Kiki Kalor