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2010 Southern Decadence Festival XXXIX Sept 1st-6th, 2010


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The annual parade begins at The Golden Lantern and makes it's way through the
historic French Quarter.
2010 Southern Decadence Festival XXXIX
Sept 1st - Sept 6th, 2010

SDGMs XXXVI:
Julien Artressia & Toby Lefort

THEME:
Southern Decadence 2010: Leather & Feathers

COLORS:
Powder Blue, Black & Purple

SONG:
"Tu Es Foutu" You Promised Me!
by InGrid, English/French version

The Southern Decadence Grand Marshals have changed the route slightly this year. The parade leaves Tubby’s Golden Lantern at 2pm going up Royal to St. Louis, turning right on St. Louis, right on N. Rampart, right on Toulouse, left on Burgundy, left on St. Peter, right on N. Rampart, stopping at St. Ann, then right on St. Ann, and left on Bourbon ending at Cafe Lafitte in Exile.

Sixteen area businesses have underwritten the cost of the parade permit and fees for the police officers required for the parade. Special thanks to the 2010 Parade Sponsors: 700 Club, Ambush, Bourbon Pub/Parade, Cafe Lafitte in Exile, Corner Pocket, Double Play, Tubby’s Golden Lantern, Good Friends Bar, Le Roundup, Napoleon’s Itch, Ninth Circle, Orlando’s Society Page, Oz, Starlight By The Park, Rawhide and Voodoo Bar.

Again this year, the Official Sponsors of Southern Decadence are hosted as a courtesy to the grand marshals at SouthernDecadence.COM. SDGMs XXXVI Toby Lefort and Julien Artressia chose Official Media Guide - Ambush Mag, Official Website - SouthernDecadence.COM, Official Casino - Harrah’s New Orleans, Official Beer - Bud Light, Official Caterer/Deli - Quartermaster: The Nellie Deli, Official Rum & Vodka - Republic National Distributing Company, Official Photographer - Larry Graham: GrahamStudioOne.COM, and Official Printer - Sir Speedy

 

Pictures of 2009 Southern Decadence in New Orleans by Harriet Cross

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Each Labor Day weekend marks the return of Southern Decadence the largest gay event in New Orleans. The deep south's annual event was called off last year because of Hurricane Katrina. But this year the party was back in full-swing in the French Quarter. Event organizers said 75,000 attended, about two-thirds of the normal crowds showed up this year. The annual festival is expected to bring a much-needed boost to the local economy at the beginning of the tourist season.

The 36th annual Southern Decadence Parade celebrating Southern Decadence 39 begins at Tubby’s Golden Lantern, 1239 Royal at Barracks in the French Quarter on Sunday, September 5. Tens of thousands of people will line the route to watch the thousands of parade participants go by.

This year from 11am till 1:50pm you can enjoy the Pre-Parade Show on the outdoor stage with Guest MCs Sadie Sheperd, Divas R Us, Coca, Miss Tubby’s Golden Lantern Vanessa Carmicheal and more.

Southern Decadence Grand Marshals (SDGM) XXXVI Toby Lefort and Julien Artressia will be introduced and toasted by Southern Decadence Susan Lucci's Rip and Marsha Naquin-Delain at 2pm. At this point the grand marshals will address the crowd and then kick off the parade.

Once the parade kicks off, the grand marshals will stop at each bar on the route for 10 to 15 minutes.

Since the parade has grown so much, the City of New Orleans has required a parade permit for the past twelve years.

LABOR DAY
MON., SEPT. 6th...

Following the parade on Sunday, September 5 is the 17th Official Southern Decadence Bead Toss hosted by Southern Decadence Susan Lucci's Rip and Marsha Naquin-Delain. It will be led by Southern Decadence Grand Marshals XXXVI Toby Lefort and Julien Artressia from the balcony of Ambush headquarters at 828 Bourbon Street. Beginning around 4ish pm, the annual event is sponsored by Ambush Mag and SouthernDecadence.COM. The grand marshals and a small group of invited guest toss thousands of beads to the multitudes below.

OFFICIAL 2010 EVENTS SCHEDULE
Courtesy of Ambush Mag Official Southern Decadence Guide

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Oz Southern Decadence Line-up

FRIDAY, September 3rd...

10am-till, Southern Decadence Ultimate Pool Party, The Country Club

12noon, Bear Decadence Cub & Cock-Tail Social, A Crawfish's Revenge, Cutter's

12noon-6pm, Resident DJ Tim Pflueger, Dance Club of the Year Oz

12noon-4am, 16 Sexy Men of Oz Dancing on the Bar, Dance Club of the Year Oz

1-3pm, Absolute Hunks, The Country Club

3pm, Boys Dancin' On The Bar, The Boys of Montreal & Boys from around the World join the famous Corner Pocket Boys, The Corner Pocket

4-6pm, Jager Guys, The Country Club

5-7pm, Dingo with circuit great Bianca Del Rio & Princesse Stephaney, Prizes include Southern Decadence Weekend Passes!, Dance Club of the Year Oz

Bourbon Pub Southern Decadence Line-up

7:30pm, Knights of Decadence Welcome Parade, Route: starts Elysian Fields @ Royal, down Royal to Esplanade, left on Esplanade to Decatur, right on Decatur to St. Louis, right on St. Louis to Bourbon, right on Bourbon ending @ Dumaine

8-10pm, Bacardi Boys, The Country Club

8pm-12midnight, Bears on the Block Beer Bust & BBQ, JohnPaul's

8pm-12midnight, Resident DJ Jason Lanoux, Dance Club of the Year Oz

9pm, New Orleans Radical Faeries present Mounted Olympus A Go Go Prince of Perversion Ball, All-Ways Lounge

10pm, Annual Official Southern Decadence Grand Marshals' Drag Show featuring SDGMs XXXVI Toby Lefort & Julien Artressia with former SDGMS Electra City, Tittie Toulouse, Regina Adams & many others, MCs Michael Brandon & Rikki Redd, Official Home of Southern Decadence: Tubby's Golden Lantern

10pm-12midnight, Jager Promotion, JohnPaul's

10pm-12midnight, Lords of Leather Annual Southern Decadence Leather Block Party & Beer Bust, Phoenix

10pm til, Ty Roberts & Lance Navarro direct from San Francisco Dancin' All Weekend, 700 Club

11pm, Marcy Marcell's Starlight Showcase Revue, Starlight By The Park

12midnight-5am, Southern Decadence with Circuit Great Guest DJ Tony Moran, Dance Club of the Year Oz

SD 2010, Hot Ass Contest hosted by Geovanny, All Star DJ Line-up featuring Guest DJs Mike Bryant & Chi Chi LaRue plus Resident DJs Jayskee, Brendan Thompson, Blair Quintana, Chris Allen & Dorean Gray, Bourbon Pub Parade

Corner Pocket Southern Decadence Line-up

SATURDAY, September 4th...

1am, Bacardi Promotion, JohnPaul's

5am till, DJ Jay-R, Dance Club of the Year Oz

7am-10pm, Grand Opening of Who Dat Coffee Cafe

10am-till, Southern Decadence Ultimate Pool Party, The Country Club

11am-2pm, Arctophile Party, Cutter's

11am-6pm, Michael Brandon presents Instigator: All Day Dance/Gang Bang with unique performances by Jay Black, Steve Richards, Mason Garet, Ricky Sinz, Drew Cutler, Club Ampersand

12noon-6pm, DJ Tim Pflueger, Dance Club of the Year Oz

12noon-4am, 16 Sexy Men of Oz Dancing on the Bar, Dance Club of the Year Oz

1-3pm, Absolute Hunks, The Country Club

2-4pm, Decadent Ducks Singles Mixer, 700 Club

3pm, Boys Dancin' On The Bar, The Boys of Montreal & Boys from around the World join the famous Corner Pocket Boys, The Corner Pocket

4-6pm, Jager Guys, The Country Club

Bourbon Street Extravaganza

5pm, Napoleon's Itch presents the 7th Bourbon Street Extravaganza live free concert featuring Deborah Cox, Jeanie Tracy, Erika Jayne with 12 Dancers, Kimberley Locke & Damian Faul plus many surprises, corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets

6pm-12midnight, Resident DJ Jason Lanoux, Dance Club of the Year Oz

7pm, Sire Ursus 2010 Buffet, Contest & Beer Bust @ 9pm, JohnPaul's

8-10pm, Bacardi Boys, The Country Club

8pm, Bodies By Blanche, Best Body Contest: Pecs, Ass & Abs with Blanche Debris, Dance Club of the Year Oz

9-10pm, Bearfoot Wines Promotion, JohnPaul's

9:30pm, Divas R Us with special guest Teryl-Lynn Foxx, followed @ 11pm with Mona's Bad Boys All Male Strip Show, Official Home of Southern Decadence: Tubby's Golden Lantern

10pm-12midnight, Absolut Promotion, JohnPaul's

10pm-12midnight, Phoenix Bar Block Party, Phoenix

10pm til, Ty Roberts & Lance Navarro direct from San Francisco Dancin' All Weekend, 700 Club

12midnight, Jaded Jade's My-O-My Revue, Starlight By The Park

12midnight, Marcy Marcell's Golden Age Revue starring Princesse Stephaney, Zsa Zsa d'LaHor, Cathy Fox & special guest Raven Kennedy, JohnPaul's

12midnight-5am, Southern Decadence with Circuit Great Guest DJ Roland Belmeres, Dance Club of the Year Oz

SD 2010, Live Performance by Flava, All Star DJ Line-up featuring Guest DJ Max Rodriguez plus Resident DJs Jayskee, Brendan Thompson, Blair Quintana, Chris Allen & Dorean Gray, Bourbon Pub Parade

2010 Southern Decadence Parade Route

SUNDAY, September 5th...

5am till, DJ Jay-R, Dance Club of the Year Oz

9am, Bear Decadence Breakfast, Phoenix

10am-till, Southern Decadence Ultimate Pool Party, The Country Club

11am-1:45pm, Southern Decadence Grand Marshals XXXVI Toby Lefort & Julien Artressia Brunch & Make-up Party, The Friendly Bar

11am, Pre-Parade Show, outdoor stage with Guest MCs Sadie Sheperd, Divas R Us, Coca, Miss Tubby's Golden Lantern Vanessa Carmicheal & more, the Official Home of Southern Decadence: Tubby's Golden Lantern

11:30am-1:30pm, Decadent Ducks Sunday Services with Candy Samples, 700 Club

12noon-6pm, Resident DJ Tim Pflueger, Dance Club of the Year Oz

12noon-4am, 16 Sexy Men of Oz Dancing on the Bar, Dance Club of the Year Oz

1-3pm, Absolute Hunks, along with BrokeStraightBoys.COM all afternoon, The Country Club

2pm sharp, 36th Annual Official Southern Decadence Parade led by SDGMs XXXVI Toby Lefort & Julien Artressia celebrating Southern Decadence 39, begins at the Official Home of Southern Decadence: Tubby's Golden Lantern, 1239 Royal St.

2pm, girlbar New Orleans presents Sun: The Party with DJ Beau plus Salacious Girlbar Go-Go's Brinn & Vanessa, Napoleon's Itch

3pm, Boys Dancin' On The Bar, The Boys of Montreal & Boys from around the World join the famous Corner Pocket Boys, The Corner Pocket

Southern Decadence Susan Luccis

4ish pm, 17th Annual Official Southern Decadence Bead Toss led by SDGMs XXXVI Toby Lefort & Julien Artressia, sponsored by the Susan Lucci's: Rip & Marsha, Ambush Mag & SouthernDecadence.COM, AMBUSH Headquarters Balcony, 828 Bourbon St.

4-6pm, Jager Guys, The Country Club

4:30pm, Bayous Bears & Beer: Beer Bust & Jambalaya Dinner, JohnPaul's

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

5pm, Bacardi Promotion, JohnPaul's

6pm, Courtyard Cookout, Starlight By The Park

6pm-12midnight, Resident DJ Jason Lanoux, Dance Club of the Year Oz

8-10pm, Bacardi Boys, The Country Club

8pm, Bianca Del Rio Comedy Show, Dance Club of the Year Oz

8-10pm, Dance the Night Away with the Men of Masquerade, Masquerade in Harrah's Casino

9pm, Bear Decadence Beer Bust, Phoenix

9pm, JohnPaul's 2nd Anniversary Show, JohnPaul's

10pm til, Ty Roberts & Lance Navarro direct from San Francisco Dancin' All Weekend, 700 Club

12midnight-5am, Southern Decadence with Circuit Great Guest DJ Phil B., Dance Club of the Year Oz

SD 2010, Live Performance by Sean Van der Wilt, All Star DJ Line-up featuring Guest DJ Brett Henrichsen plus Resident DJs Jayskee, Brendan Thompson, Blair Quintana, Chris Allen & Dorean Gray, Bourbon Pub Parade

Country Club Southern Decadence Line-up

LABOR DAY
MONDAY, September 6th...

5am till, DJ Jay-R, Dance Club of the Year Oz

10am-2pm, Bear Decadence Survivor's Free Continental Breakfast & Grand Prize Drawing, JohnPaul's

10am-till, Recovery Party (or get those last tricks in before it's over with party!), New Orleans Only Pool & Hot Tub Party, The Country Club

12noon-6pm, Resident DJ Tim Pflueger, Dance Club of the Year Oz

12noon-4am, 16 Sexy Men of Oz Dancing on the Bar, Dance Club of the Year Oz

2-6pm, B.E.A.T.I.T. Closing Party, Phoenix

2pm, 13th Annual Southern Decadence Survivors Outer Loop Bar Crawl led by Cruise Director - Ted Mahaffy, honoring SDGMs XXXVI Toby Lefort & Julien Artressia, beginning with snacks at The Corner Pocket, then to The Double Play, Le Roundup, Society Page, 700 Club, ending with a BBQ at Starlight By The Park

5-7pm, Dingo with Bianca Del Rio & Blanche Debris, Dance Club of the Year Oz

6pm-12midnight, Resident DJ Jason Lanoux, Dance Club of the Year Oz

10pm, Adam4Adam Party, Phoenix

10pm til, Ty Roberts & Lance Navarro direct from San Francisco Dancin' All Weekend, 700 Club

12midnight till, DJ Jay-R, Dance Club of the Year Oz

SD 2010, All Star DJ Line-up featuring Guest DJs Brett Henrichsen, Max Rodriguez, Lydia Prim & Mike Bryant with special appearance by legendary Chi Chi La Rue plus Resident DJs Jayskee, Brendan Thompson, Blair Quintana, Chris Allen & Dorean Gray, Bourbon Pub Parade

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Official Southern Decadence Website: A Celebration of Gay Life ...

http://www.southerndecadence.com/

Labor Day Weekend Tradition Continues: Southern Decadence 2009

The third largest holiday festival in New Orleans.

Southern Decadence started thirty-nine years ago as a simple going-away party. As a top gay Labor Day Weekend destination, it has evolved into one of our world's major annual events. One of the largest annual celebrations in New Orleans, it has become known as the "New Orleans Gay Mardi Gras." People begin to arrive on the Wednesday before Labor Day, and generally don't even think about stopping or going home until the following Tuesday. With over 100,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants, the economic impact on the city was estimated to be in excess of $95 million post hurricane Katrina. The city has recognized its importance with an Official Proclamation to welcome the event.

The corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets is generally considered to be the epicenter of Gay New Orleans, and even more so during the Southern Decadence festival weekend. At that intersection is the largest gay nightclub, The Bourbon Pub video bar and The Parade dance club, which is home to the hottest dancers in town. Across the street is Hit Parade Gift and Clothing store. Most of the city's main gay attractions are located within a few blocks of this intersection.

Most street party activities take place in the immediate area of the French Quarter, and the dance parties are in the clubs. And since the gay bars never close, there is something happening around the clock. Some of the nation's best DJs work the crowds into a frenzy.



Southern Decadence 2009
New Orleans

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Wednesday, August 30 thru Monday, September 4


During Southern Decadence, some streets of the French Quarter do not allow parking - look for, and heed, no parking signs. Plan on doing a lot of walking. Comfortable shoes are a must. Always walk where it is well lit and there are a lot of people. New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods. Like all large cities, the Big Easy does have some trouble spots. Always walk with others, never alone if possible. Don't wander about the city. In New Orleans the neighborhoods can change, literally, when you cross a street. Always carry a map. If you're drinking, don't go stumbling about the French Quarter. Locals know that the people who encounter trouble are usually the ones who have been drinking.

Bars in New Orleans are open twenty-four hours a day. Pace yourself. Most important, it's easy to get caught up in all the excitement and forget to eat. If you want to make it through the weekend, solid food is a necessity. Of course, New Orleans is world famous for its food and indulging in sheer Decadence is part of a great and exciting complete Gay New Orleans experience.

A Southern Decadence Weekend Pass is recommended and will save you money and allow you to avoid general admission lines.
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Southern Decadence in New Orleans by Harriet Cross 2007
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