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Southern Decadence Daily: 8.30.13


Unlike the storm warnings of past years, Southern Decadence is set for clear skies this year. Between pool parties and lube wrestling, there will be plenty of chances to get wet this year, even if there is no rain. Here's a rundown of Friday's events:

 

Sip and Dip

The Country Club (10am)

Do some quality daytime drinking and swimming at the LGBT only pool and restaurant.  Clothing optional as always.  $15 club cover required.

 

Sinners and Saints Decadence Pool Party

The Country Club (5pm)

Scissor-kick your way through the Decadence and down cocktails till dawn at the Marigny's favorite haunt, featuring a saline pool.  $10 pool cover required.

 

Southern Decadence Welcome Party

House of Blues (6pm)

With DJ/Producer Julian Marsh providing the music, this Decadence event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via the House of Blues box office or at the door.

 

Muscle Bear Lube Wrestling, Beer Bust, and Underwear Party

John Paul’s Bar (8:30pm)

Boosting $5 beer, and muscle bears lubed-up and wrestling in underwear, this event is sure to pop your tent. Admission is $5, with discount given to men in their tighty-whitties.  $150 1st prize, $100 2nd prize and $50 3rd place prize for wrestling participant winners.

 

Southern Decadence Block Party and Vendors Fair

The Phoenix (9pm)

Boosting a Skyy Vodka and Abita Beer bar, Paula Deen Redemption Bake Sale by the Sisters of the Muddy Waters, a Food Truck Rally starting at 8pm and a Lords of Leather Beer Bust, featuring PBR, at 10pm, the Phoenix is the place to be to kick off Decadence weekend.

 

Boys on Parade, Dirty Pop w/ DJ Drew G

Bourbon Pub (11pm)

A Decadence version of the incredible strip contest featuring DJ Mike Bryant. Dirty Pop invades NOLA with L.A. DJ, DJ Drew G, live mixing 33 summer anthems. Weekend passes available for $60.

 

Annual Grand Marshall Drag Show

The Golden Lantern (11pm)

Hosted by Tami Tarmack and Venus Santiago and M.C. Tiffany Alexander and the Esplanade Avenue Live Show opening the night’s festivities from 8pm-10pm, the Lantern should prove to quite the fabulous local for Decadence extravagance. 




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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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