Face it, there is just not enough time. And you can forget about trying to tell me that it’s all about being efficient and productive and blah blah blah. Nope. It won’t happen. It can’t. A wise man once said that “it is not the things that I have done that I regret, but the things I would have done had I been invited to the Stoli Gay Prom at the Hilton Towers”, and he was right. Let that be a lesson to you, so that the next time that Chicago kicks off Pride Month with a (oh, i’ll just say it-) bang, you better be a part of it. And here is why.
The event was being held at one of the Hilton’s best spaces- the ballroom. Only a Louis XIV ballroom could contain Chicago’s best, hottest, and funnestest. And me. (A big shoutout to the amazing Brook Jay from All Terrain and Marcus “bangbang” Riley for making it happen). While waiting in the drinking line took a bit at first, it provided a great opportunity to look around and absorb the effort and time that went into putting it all together.
Slideshow: Stoli Prom
The music — from Gun Julie Brown to Sixteen Candles–was all that needed (well, combine that with about a gallon of Stoli per person) to get everyone up and dancing. One girl in particular was really feeling the music. A lot. (But I mean, like, a LOT. Like, we were all- ‘wow, she’s feeling that one, for sure’, but I digress). At the end of the night Vanity Fair and Nick Damptz (see slideshow) won Prom Queen and, well, Queen. But it didn’t matter who won. Like a wise man once said “you may have lost the battle, just not the skinny straw to stir your drink.” Good times.