Thanks for coming out... God Bless... Goodnight

Well another Black Pride has come and gone... and the Labor Day weekend that just seemed that it wouldn't end finally did. I will say in the few activities I did take part in, I definitely had a good time. I won't get into the entire weekend but I will go through a few highlights....



  • Hmmmm Derrick L. Briggs..... hmmmm... I gotta come back to that one

  • Remeeting Maurice Jamal for the second time was definitely cool. His infectious personality is quite contagious. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the invitation only screening of Dirty Laundry because somehow more invitations were given then seats were available... However congrats definitely go out to Maurice who announced that Dirty Laundry was picked up by a studio and will be in theaters next March. (Maurice you owe me a trip to the premiere next year!!)

  • Comedian Sommore... she rocked the Hot Body contest, quickly advising those that shouldn't be on stage to back out now before she had to "Not tell a lie."


  • Toccara Jones of America's Next Top Model Season 3 was absolutely gorgeous in person. A slimmer version (but still nice and thick) opened the Lion's Den Fashion Show on Sunday night where Atlanta's own Monica performed as well.

  • Now back to Mr. Briggs.... I had seen him out once before in NYC but never really paid much attention... but after meeting him and Prodigal Sun out on Thursday night, I definitely paid serious attention. I will just say he is as attractive as he is in pictures, even more personable than one may think... and the smile is a heart stopper (especially when you catch a glimpse of him sweating up the dance floor at Fever with another fellow blogger, who shall remain nameless, and he catches you peeking)




Now of course no big event would be complete without me making a couple criticisms... but the only one that is worth mentioning is the fact that club promoters see pride weekend as the weekend to gouge patrons for every last dollar. If it wasn't paying $20 for one club then offering an after party at another nearby club for $10 (no discount if you came to their first function); or charging people to pay for parking in the convention center parking lot which should have been free, especially seeing most people drove clear across town to attend the event. I am all for capitalism and making money but there has to be some form of humanity in business.... And then to top that at the Unity Picnic in Piedmont they ask people to pick up trash (mind you no one should be throwing trash on the ground that is just careless and stupid) but when you been gouging people all weekend.. you better take a lil of that cash and hire some cleaning people.

With that said the offical gay pride circuit and the summer is coming to and end... see you all next January when ATL kicks it off again with MLK Weekend.

6 comments:

celeste said...

who da hell is that man in a wig?

ReddMann said...

that is ms. sophia she is a radio personality on the frank ski morning show on V-103 here in atlanta.

Cocoa Rican said...

I didn't realize Atlanta had printed their own t-shirts for the event, but a friend of mine brought me back a t-shirt that read, "Hotlanta is for Hookers" I don't know where I'll wear it, but it beats Virginia's, "Viriginia is for lovers" anyday.

LOL... Glad you had a great time Red!

NYDime said...

hey if they wanna pay all that money for the clubs why shouldnt the promoters make theirs.

kennyking78 said...

I have never attended a Gay Pride but it looks/sounds like you had fun...

Anonymous said...

that Derrick guy is cute... can i get his contact info