Official Southern Decadence XLIII (43)
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LABOR DAY WEEKEND Wednesday, August 27-Monday, September 1, 2014
 

43rd Annual Southern Decadence

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SDGM XL (40): Chad Boutte, Reba Douglas & Aubrey Synclaire
OFFICIAL THEME:
Under The Big Top: Welcome to the Gayest Show on Earth
OFFICIAL COLORS:
Canary Yellow, Turquoise Blue & Pearl White
OFFICIAL SONG:
"Work: Bitch" by Britney Spears
OFFICIAL CHARITY:
PFLAG-New Orleans
OFFICIAL Sponsors: Ambush Mag, SouthernDecadence.com, The Golden Lantern, The Four Seasons & Patio Stage Bar, Harrah's New Orleans, Bud Light, Skyy Vodka, GrandPre's, Quartermaster, Lucky Pierre's,
3rd Base Bar & Grill,
Phoenix/Knights d'Orleans, 700 Club

Official Sponsors Present Southern Decadence 2014

The 43rd Annual Southern Decadence celebration of gay life, music and culture is off to a great start with many official sponsors already joining the efforts of Southern Decadence Grand Marshals XL Chad Boutte, Reba Douglas and Aubrey Synclaire. Other sponsorships are in the works. This year Southern Decadence is presented by Ambush Mag, SouthernDecadence.com, The Golden Lantern, and Oz New Orleans.

Platinum Sponsors include The Four Seasons & Patio Stage Bar, and Harrah's.

Gold Sponsors include Bud Light, Skyy Vodka, GrandPre's, Quartermaster: The Nellie Deli, Lucky Pierre's, and 3rd Base Bar & Grill.

Bronze Sponsors include Phoenix/Knights d'Orleans, and 700 Club.

Funds raised minus expenses benefits this year's charity, PFLAG-New Orleans. Make a difference, and become a sponsor at one of four levels including:

$5,000 Presenting (Large logo on all advertising & at SouthernDecadence.COM with hyperlink)

$2,500 Platinum (Logo on all advertising in the Platinum box & hyperlink at SouthernDecadence.COM)

$1,000 Gold (Logo on all advertising in the Gold box & hyperlink at SouthernDecadence.COM)

$500 Silver (Text listing on all advertising in the Silver box & hyperlink at SouthernDecadence.COM)

$250 Bronze (Text listing on all advertising in the Bronze box & hyperlink at SouthernDecadence.COM)

Get your Sponsors Form here.

This year's celebration is expected to break records bringing in over 150,000 participants for the giant Labor Day Weekend blowout, August 27-September 1.

Help with upcoming fundraisers by donating an item, gift certificate, or service (Donation Form).

OFFICIAL 2014 EVENTS SCHEDULE
Courtesy of Ambush Mag Official Southern Decadence Guide

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SATURDAY, August 2nd...
8-10pm, Ambush Mag presents 27th Gay Appreciation Awards Gala benefiting Southern Decadence 2014 @ Oz New Orleans

FRIDAY, August 8th...

9pm-12midnight, The Freak'Em Friday Side Show featuring Peep Show Dragazon, mONKIFIED Dancers, Zadora - The Not So Fortunate Teller, 50/50 Raffle & much more with DJ Plez, benefiting Southern Decadence 2014, Voodoo Bar, New Orleans

FRIDAY, August 15th...

11pm, Southern Decadence Benefit hosted by Gia Malone & Frankie Fierce featuring SDGMs XL Reba Douglas & Aubrey Synclaire plus Amaya, Bambi, Starr, Angel, Blaine, Twiggy & many more, with raffles & auctions, benefiting Southern Decadence 2014, Main Street Lounge, Houma

SATURDAY, August 16th...

1pm, Southern Decadence Saturday Sister Social: Brunch & Jukebox Drag Show saluting SDGMs XL Reba Douglas, Aubrey Synclaire & Chad Boutte, benefiting Reba Douglasí Parade Entourage Costumes, $5 donation, The Friendly Bar, New Orleans

SUNDAY, August 17th...

11am, Annual Southern Decadence Grand Marshals Luncheon hosted by SDMs XL Chad Boutte, Reba Douglas & Aubrey Synclaire (by invitation only)

FRIDAY, August 22nd...

10pm, Frankie Fierce presents TOGO 2000 Dance Party, benefiting Southern Decadence 2014 with DJ of the Year JRB, benefiting Southern Decadence 2014, Four Seasons & Patio Stage Bar, Metairie

TUESDAY, August 26th...
8am, giant new Official Southern Decadence Guide Ambush Mag, hits the streets in New Orleans, the rest of the Gulf South by Wednesday, August 27th

5:30pm, Gay New Orleans Walking Tour, Crescent City Tour Booking Agency (reservations 504.568.0717), 638 St. Ann

WEDNESDAY, August 27th...

5:30pm, Gay New Orleans Walking Tour, Crescent City Tour Booking Agency (reservations 504.568.0717), 638 St. Ann

10pm, Southern Decadence Wet Jockey Shorts Contest, + Dancers wetted down & dancin' on the bar, $150 in cash & prizes, The Corner Pocket

THURSDAY, August 28th...

3pm-6pm, Southern Decadence Kickoff Party, Phoenix

 

3pm til, Boys from Around The World join the famous Corner Pocket Boys Dancin' on the Bar, The Corner Pocket

4pm until, Welcome to Bear Decadence Beer Bust, Rawhide 2010

5:30pm, Gay New Orleans Walking Tour, Crescent City Tour Booking Agency (reservations 504.568.0717), 638 St. Ann

9pm-12midnight, Beer Bust Phoenix

9pm, Southern Decadence Blackout Party with crowning of 8th King of Decadence, Rawhide 2010

11pm, Kick Off Southern Decadence with USDA Prime Aged Beef Contest with $100 cash prize, Good Friends Bar

12midnight, Big Dick Contest with celebrity guests and DJ, Bourbon Pub & Parade

 

12midnight, Chi Chi LaRue, "Your Favorite Diva of Porn," hits town to host Strip Off with Persona Shoulders plus DJ all weekend, Dance Club of the Year Oz New Orleans

12midnight - Dick of Decadence Contest, all $5 cover charge proceeds goes to top 3 finishers, Balcony Bar, Cafe Lafitte in Exile

FRIDAY, August 29th...

3pm til, Boys from Around The World join the famous Corner Pocket Boys Dancin' on the Bar, The Corner Pocket

5:30pm, Gay New Orleans Walking Tour, Crescent City Tour Booking Agency (reservations 504.568.0717), 638 St. Ann

7-9pm, Knights of Decadence Parade with parade line up 6:15pm on Elysian Fields next to Washington Square Park

9pm-2am, Lords of Leather Beer Bust Phoenix

9pm-2am, Southern Decadence Block Party with Vendors Fair,  Phoenix

9pm, Southern Decadence with circuit great guest DJ & Resident DJs, plus hot Men of Oz Dancers, Dance Club of the Year Oz New Orleans

10pm, BEARRACUDA, America's largest men's event comes to Southern Decadence for one night with DJs DJ C-Rail &
DJ Robbie Martin, One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse

 

10pm, New Meat Amateur Dance Contest with $100 cash prize, The Corner Pocket

11pm, Annual Official Southern Decadence Grand Marshals' Drag Show featuring SDGMs XL with former SDGMs & many others, Official Home of Southern Decadence: Golden Lantern

 

SATURDAY, August 30th...

3pm til, Boys from Around The World join the famous Corner Pocket Boys Dancin' on the Bar, The Corner Pocket

 

5-8:30pm, Bourbon Street Extravaganza concert featuring Sandy Anderson, Inaya Day, Waylon Payne & Jeanie Tracy at Bourbon & St. Ann Streets, best views on balconies @ Oz New Orleans & Bourbon Pub & Parade

5:30pm, Gay New Orleans Walking Tour, Crescent City Tour Booking Agency (reservations 504.568.0717), 638 St. Ann

9pm-2am, Lords of Leather Beer Bust Phoenix

9pm-2am, Southern Decadence Block Party with Vendors Fair,  Phoenix

9pm, Southern Decadence with circuit great guest DJ & Resident DJs, plus hot Men of Oz Dancers, Dance Club of the Year Oz New Orleans

9pm, Southern Decadence with circuit great guest DJs, Bourbon Pub & Parade

10pm, All Boy Revue, The Corner Pocket

10pm, Decadence Divas "R" Us Show, Golden Lantern

SUNDAY, August 31st...

11am, Southern Decadence Street Party with music & entertainment, Official Home of Southern Decadence: Golden Lantern

2pm sharp, 40th Annual Official Southern Decadence Parade led by SDGMs XL celebrating Southern Decadence 43, begins @ Official Home of Southern Decadence: Golden Lantern, 1239 Royal St.

3pm til, Boys from Around The World join the famous Corner Pocket Boys Dancin' on the Bar, The Corner Pocket

3-10pm, Sunday Tea, Bourbon Pub & Parade

4ish pm, 21st Annual Official Southern Decadence Bead Toss led by SDGMs XL, hosted by the Susan Lucci's: Rip & Marsha, sponsored Ambush Mag & SouthernDecadence.COM, AMBUSH Headquarters Balcony, 828 Bourbon St.

5pm, Annual Miss High Hair Contest, winner takes home the coveted Bronze Barbie, Good Friends Bar

5:30pm, Gay New Orleans Walking Tour, Crescent City Tour Booking Agency (reservations 504.568.0717), 638 St. Ann

9pm-2am, Beer Bust Phoenix

9pm, Southern Decadence with circuit great guest DJ & Resident DJs, plus hot Men of Oz Dancers, Dance Club of the Year Oz New Orleans

10pm, circuit great guest DJ, Bourbon Pub & Parade

LABOR DAY
MONDAY, September 1st...

2pm, 17th Annual Southern Decadence Survivors Outer Loop Bar Crawl led by Cruise Director - Ted Mahaffy, honoring SDGMs XL, beginning with snacks at The Corner Pocket, then to The Double Play, Le Roundup, Ninth Circle, Voodoo Bar, ending with a BBQ @ Michael's on the Park

3pm til, Boys from Around The World join the famous Corner Pocket Boys Dancin' on the Bar, The Corner Pocket

5:30pm, Gay New Orleans Walking Tour, Crescent City Tour Booking Agency (reservations 504.568.0717), 638 St. Ann

8pm, Hung Over & Broke with circuit great guest DJ, Bourbon Pub & Parade

9pm, Closing Southern Decadence Party with circuit great guest DJs & resident DJs, plus hot Men of Oz Dancers, Dance Club of the Year Oz New Orleans


DINING

Clover Grill
900 Bourbon St., is open 7 days and features breakfast including build your own omelettes. But letís not forget their fab burgers grilled right under a hub cap and then thereís all those sandwiches, sides, desserts and shakes. Phone 598.1010.

Country Club Restaurant
634 Louisa St. Under the new direction of Maryjane Rosas, she has taken attention to detail and ingredient, and focused on a more contemporary menu at an even more affordable price point. Still the best food, but at even more unbelievable value! Serving 7 days 10am-10pm 7 days and Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm. Call 945.0742 for more information.

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
95 French Market Place is famous for its wood fired gourmet pizzas, pastas, salads and appetizers. Open 7 days from 11am-10pm, call 522.9500
.

 

Mona Lisa Restaurant
1212 Royal St., features Italian specialties including salads, pizzas, sandwiches and both lunch and dinner entrees. Lunch 11am-5pm Thurs.-Mon., Dinner 5pm-10pm 7 days. Call 522.6746 for info.

Quartermaster: The Nellie Deli
1100 Bourbon St., was voted Restaurant/Deli of the Year once again and is open 24 hours 7 days. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the deli offers free delivery. Call 529.1416 to order.

HAIR SALONS

Bobby Blue Contemporary Barber & Beauty Parlor
906 Bourbon St., 527.5100

Head Quarters Hair Salon
900 Rue Dauphine, 522.2666

SHOPPING

Bourbon Pride
907 Bourbon St., 566.1570

Panda Bear
415 Bourbon St., 529.8064

Rab Dab Clothing & Gifts
918 Royal St., one block off Bourbon St., 12noon-6pm, 525.6662

Tours

Gay New Orleans Walking Tour
Crescent City Tour Booking Agency
(5:30pm tour, reservations 504.568.0717)
638 St. Ann



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