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6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend
6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend…

Some of the best, worst, and down right funny things you might have seen at the world’s most famous barbeque cook-off this past weekend.


Another year has gone and the World’s Most Famous Barbeque cook off has ended with record-breaking crowds!

You only see the city slickers, the Pasadena locals, the suburbanites, the ‘rural’ folk, and the gays merged in one big parking lot once a year. This crowd of people surrounded by grand palaces of steal, plastic, loud country music, shinny objects, tight jeans, and bottomless alcohol. Engulfed in smells of good ole Barbeque, Cotton Candy, and Fried Twinkies.
But for all the good times had… that combination almost always renders priceless moments, some captured on video, and some branded in your mind forever. Here is a complied list of some of the most outrageously funny, and sometimes down right two stepping crazy.

 

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Located off the main road, as all bottom-less pits seem to be; the smell escaping from this ‘Pit’ would make the healthiest of people want to “drink the Kool-aide”. Great name btw! #Bottomlesspit


 

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All the lights from the carnival when your adderall kicks in…. Yeah! It’s like a kid in the candy store. Standing there with your mouth dry, eyes wide open, and thinking how you could re-build the whole carnival area better with your bare hands and a toothpick.


 

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We all see it and smell it. It’s the ever so amazing lines and lines of fried food booths at the carnival. Included in those lines you also see people that should stay away!

 


 

  1. The Sober DrunksBeer-Horse-228x300 6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

With that much alcohol and fun at the rodeo, seeing drunken parents with kids. You see them attempting to be sober!

 

 

 


 

  1. Drunk Cowboys Acting Sober

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“I’m not drunk sweetie”. Crawling onto a golf cart is usually a good sign this cowboy has reached his limit.

“Shhhhh, I think we are almost home.”

 

 


 

 

  1. Whewwww Girlswoman-screaming-excitement-5015228-300x200 6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

We’ve all heard them screaming across the parking lot. “Whwwwwwwwwwww” or “Whewwwwwwwww.” Usually associated with rodeo carnival rides, or getting lucky and getting the last corn dog.

“Under” The Beats With Kendra Erika

“Under” The Beats With Kendra Erika

(NEW YORK) Your week couldn’t have been as bad as Kathy Griffin’s, but if it was anywhere close and you need something new to decompress to this weekend, check out the latest jam from pop princess Kendra Erika.   It was the song that took over gay dance floors this past Memorial Day Weekend, and the music video is out now.

Written by Kendra Erika and Grammy Award winner Damon Sharpe and produced by Sharpe, Jason Dauman, and Eric Sanicola,  “Under My Skin” is a hypnotic Big Room track that is both playful and alluring with sweeping build-ups and hard drops.

“I love the whole ‘let’s see if we get caught’ theme in the song,” says Kendra Erika.  “Young people today feel invincible when it comes to love and life and if you think about it, we should, because we’re still discovering who we are and where we stand.

“I think everyone can relate because we’re all young and stupid at some point in our lives,” she laughs.

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‘Under My Skin’ is the follow-up to Kendra Erika’s ‘Oasis’, her first collaboration with Damon Sharpe.  It reached #9 on the Billboard Dance Charts in November.

“Kendra and I went into the studio hoping to re-create the magic of ‘Oasis’,” recalls Damon Sharpe.  “I think we succeeded.  Kendra and I have a chemistry that shines.”

Damon Sharpe knows about chemistry with artists.  He has written and produced for a wide array of pop’s greatest including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue and Natalie Cole.

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Kendra Erika is a South Florida native. Her Deep House/Pop recording style developed from hanging out in Miami clubs.  “House music offers an experience for all the senses to enjoy,” she says. “I aim to take people on an elevating, emotional journey with my songs.”

“Kendra continues to prove that her talent is really flowering,” says Jason Dauman of Dauman Music.  “We’re excited that the clubs really embraced the track over Memorial Day Weekend.  We hope it continues through the summer!”

No doubt it will.  Especially considering the powerhouse production team of Marc Stout a/k/a Mixin Marc, best known for their work with The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Rihanna, Diplo, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry, are providing the remixes.

“I really hope the song impacts club fans in a big way,” continues Kendra Erika.  “That it gets under their skin! Whether dancing out at the club, or in workout beast mode at the gym, or even if simply cruising along in their car, I want the song to lift minds to new heights.”

“Under My Skin” is being released globally through Dauman Music and Sony Red and is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers. It is also available for streaming through Pandora and Spotify. To learn more, visit Kendra Erika’s website and Daumanmusic.com.  

Week 1 of Dessie’s Drag Race Starts Off With a Bang

Week 1 of Dessies Drag Race Starts Off With a Bang

Dessie’s Drag Race Season 10 Premier Takes Houston By Storm And Delivers The Best Season Ever!

(Houston) – Dessie’s Drag Race Season 10 kicked off this Monday at Rich’s Houston and it just might be the best season yet. The first challenge for the contestants was to perform a cartoon number of their choice. From Wonder Woman to Beauty and the Beast, these girls and guy did not disappoint.

“I think we are off to a great start. I really enjoyed the extra touches that were added this season with the video screen and audience contest. Can’t wait to see what next week holds” -Dessie Love Blake

Each unique in their own right, they brought costumes and production for days. Our favorites from week 1 went to Roofie Dubois, Mistress Isabelle and Richard Long. The judges ultimately chose Roofie, Mistress and Nyx Laraye who landed at number 4 on our list. Roofie Dubois ended up winning the night and rightfully so. Her character was perfectly selected and the lip sync and song choices in her mix made her the clear winner. Our choices for bottom 3 were Tesse Laraye, Tisha Flowers and Carmen Getsum but the judges decided on Fancy Phresh, Vitamin B and also Tesse. Dessie decided to keep all of the girls in the end but was very clear about her expectations going into week 2.

“Roofie and Mistress definitely won the night and I am so excited to watch this season because they have such an eclectic group!” -Blackberri, Winner of Season 8

The hot topic of the night wasn’t necessarily the contestants but the change in venue this season. After moving it to a few different bars/clubs over the years, I think it is safe to say that Rich’s Houston is by far the greatest venue yet. From the sickening stage to the amazing lights and sound system, Rich’s has finally given the contestants a venue where they can showcase their talents to the highest level. Come out every Monday night to Rich’s Houston at 10 p.m. and catch all your favorite contestants as they compete to be the next winner of Dessie’s Drag Race!

 

 

Free New York Pride Passes

 

Free New York Pride Passes

Are you heading to New York City for Pride? If So Get Your Free Pride Weekend Pass!

header_image Free New York Pride Passes(NEW YORK) – In celebration of Pride Month, party producer Jake Resnicow is launching ‘Pride With A Purpose’. He is calling for the LGBTQ community to volunteer at least eight hours of their time this month for a charitable LGBTQ cause. In exchange, he will give a free weekend pass to his Pride events in New York City, including the Matinée Main Event, a $600 value.

“The Pulse Nightclub shooting was a wake-up call,” he says. “It challenged us to consider how we can help make this world a safer place for the community.”

“It’s important that our guests understand that we have a history of being discriminated against and repressed. Violence against the LGBTQ community is on the rise. The ‘Pride With A Purpose’ program is about empowering people to do more, to donate their time and resources.”

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Those interested in participating in ‘Pride With A Purpose’ may volunteer for any LGBTQ charity, including the Ali Forney Center, the world’s largest agency that supports homeless LGBTQ youth. They serve over 150,000 meals annually, providing youth with three nutritious meals per day.

Another worthy cause is The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.

Once a volunteer has completed their eight hours, they may email documented proof to charity@matineenyc.com. They can then choose between the Ultra VIP Weekend Pass (includes admittance to Matinée, M.E.A.T., and Luvboat parties) or the Millennial Pass (includes admittance to Penthaus, U-Nite and Luvboat par- ties).

“My hope is that the initial eight hours impacts participants in such a way that they are motivated to continue volunteering,” says Resnicow.

Jake Resnicow is the leading nightlife producer behind a series of monthly mega-events in New York City, including M.E.A.T., U-NITE and VERS. In 2010, he brought the international Matinée party to the USA with events in New York, Miami, Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego.

This year, he has made a name for himself as a party-giving philanthropist. As the producer behind the annual TrevorLive After-Party, a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center and the It Gets Better Project, Resnicow has helped raise over $2 million for charitable causes. Most recently, he was tapped to produce the Official After-Party spectacle at Life Ball — Europe’s Grandest Philanthropic Event for HIV/AIDS.

“We can make a living by what we receive, but we make a life by what we give, “ he says.

The Pentaus rooftop party takes place Friday, June 23 11pm – 4am at Copa (268 W 47th St, NYC); Matinee Main Event is Friday, June 23 11:30 pm – 6 am at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, NYC); U-Nite takes place Saturday, June 24 11 pm – 6 am at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, NYC); M.E.A.T takes place Saturday, June 24 11:30 pm – 6:30 am at King (237 W 42nd St, NYC); and Luvboat takes place Sun- day, June 25 6 pm – 11 pm at Hornblower (Pier 40, NYC).

For more information, visit the ‘Pride With A Purpose’ website.