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Love Ball Marks Stonewall with Skin and Hippies in Times Square


Yesterday, Gavin Creel and other cast members from HAIR, sexy chorus boys dressed as sailors, and dancers/voguers from the Federation of Ballroom Houses, who will be featured in this Saturday's Saint-at-Large Love Ball dance party at the Nokia Theater did an updated recreation (where are the cops?) of Stonewall in Times Square on the TKTS stairs for the event.


If you're in town, it's this Saturday. There's a trailer for the party, AFTER THE JUMP...


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    Posted by: freddy | Jun 26, 2009 1:00:16 PM

  2. Boy, that one guy always has to be just to the side of whomever is the focus, just like at the Tonys, huh?

    Posted by: Scott B. | Jun 26, 2009 1:04:56 PM

  3. Good lord what I wouldn't give to be kissing that hot muscled sailor. Ugh, I need to go to the gym after seeing his shirtless picture hotness though.

    Posted by: JD | Jun 26, 2009 1:05:50 PM

  4. Good catch Scott. That guy bugged the shit out of me a the Tony's.

    And HELLLLLLOOOOOO SAILOR!!!!! Nice guns!

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Jun 26, 2009 1:22:50 PM

  5. What is up with that double-jointed weird pose? It looks dumb on the poster - and in person.

    Posted by: Dan | Jun 26, 2009 1:35:02 PM

  6. They should have sent that group down to the DNC protest instead.

    Posted by: JT | Jun 26, 2009 1:35:15 PM

  7. The 'double joined weird pose' is a voguer from the Federation of Ballroom Houses. Sounds like someone needs to go back & refresh himself w/ a certain Madonna video -

    Posted by: JSH | Jun 26, 2009 2:08:15 PM

  8. Nothing like exploiting gay history to sell theatre tickets to a show that has nothing to do with it save for use of the word faggot.

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 26, 2009 2:17:26 PM

  9. True that, Tom.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 26, 2009 2:28:47 PM

  10. The "weird" pose is to show the participation of the house communities in this event-the joining of the two (muscle chelsea boys and houses) together in love......get it?

    That is a vogue pose and actually pretty cool. Wuuuuuurk! Do a little reading for yourself and these things might be clearer.

    Posted by: Derek | Jun 26, 2009 2:31:12 PM

  11. There is a lot of hate in this feed for a time that is supposed to be about coming together to be proud of queer life - in whatever shape, size or form.

    There is enough of that elsewhere.

    Posted by: legreencrayon | Jun 26, 2009 3:24:41 PM

  12. That looks exciting, and I like that song!!!

    Posted by: nikko | Jun 26, 2009 4:13:59 PM

  13. Scott and Tralfaz, they made fun of that guy pretty viciously on The Soup last week. Here at first I thought he was the guy giving the peace sign behind the kissing sailor (top photo), but then I realized, no, he's even more prominent.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 26, 2009 5:12:34 PM

  14. I wish someone would kiss me like that sailor.

    Posted by: The Treasurer | Jun 26, 2009 5:42:32 PM

  15. The voguer is Javier Ninja.

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 26, 2009 8:48:02 PM

  16. Scott, Tralfaz ... please, never ever distract my eyes from that sailor again. Thank you.

    Posted by: Kevin | Jun 26, 2009 10:30:25 PM

  17. Quelle surprise, Towleroaders only can see the "hot" guy. The Voguer, on the other hand is some sort of "distraction from the "hot" guy. Please. You units are so predictable sometimes. Bet you the Voguer lives a much more pro-active LGBT life than the "hot" guy.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Jun 26, 2009 10:58:13 PM

  18. Or it COULD be a clever reference to Eisenstadt's famous VJ day in Times Square photo of the sailor kissing the nurse.

    Posted by: astounded | Jun 27, 2009 12:35:37 AM

  19. I don't think there's even the faintest doubt that it's a reference to the sailor-nurse photo. If people didn't catch that, well that's just plain sad.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 27, 2009 2:51:36 AM


    when i saw that photo, i immediately thought: sailor kissing nurse. end of WW2. it may have been impromptu, it may have been planned, or it may have been serendipitous. still, the double jointed arms of the smaller guy give me the willies. all in all, great picture.

    Posted by: nic | Jun 27, 2009 11:36:06 AM

  21. So glad Miss Manners has shown up to lecture us.

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Jun 27, 2009 12:06:17 PM

  22. Paul R, NIC,

    Thank you! I had lost all hope.

    Posted by: astounded | Jun 27, 2009 9:04:54 PM

  23. I think the whole thing is boring and kind of irrelevant.

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 28, 2009 2:43:55 PM

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