#13 - Before there was Gaga
Here it is world. Today we bring you the complete look at Bowie Ball 2009. It was such an incredibly fun event, filled with glitter, laughter, dancing, steamy sexual energy, and so much more. I don't think you can capture the energy of Bowie Ball in 3 minutes but at least we bring you some fun sights and sounds from that evening.
If you're like us you know that we live in a world filled with adversity and challenges. Sometimes things can be so overwhelming that we tend to forget that it's ok to let loose. For most people Halloween is the only time of year where they allow themselves to dress up and be fantastical. We love the Bowie Ball because it allows us to dress up and celebrate life other than just on Halloween.
David Bowie is more than an amazing performer, he is an inspiration to anyone who's ever felt "different". When you walk through the Bowie Ball doors "different" is embraced and dancing is encouraged. Bowie Ball is filled with every race, gender, and sexual orientation you can imagine. It's not about being gay or straight, it's not about being a boy or a girl, it's about celebrating LOVE, GLITTER, MUSIC, and DANCE!!!!
That being said there are some HOT HOT bodies both male and female at the Bowie Ball. Shhh, between you and me, Amnesia made out with a hot slightly drunk straight guy. I'm sure his friends reminded him of the kiss the next morning... since he probably got Amnesia ;-)
When I think of Bowie Ball I always think of one of Harvey Milk's great speeches:
"Somewhere in Des Moines or San Antonio there is a young gay person who all the sudden realizes that he or she is gay; knows that if their parents find out they will be tossed out of the house, their classmates will taunt the child, and the Anita Bryant's and John Briggs' are doing their part on TV. And that child has several options: staying in the closet, and suicide. And then one day that child might open the paper that says "Homosexual elected in San Francisco" and there are two new options: the option is to go to California, or stay in San Antonio and fight.
Two days after I was elected I got a phone call and the voice was quite young. It was from Altoona, Pennsylvania. And the person said "Thanks". And you've got to elect gay people, so that thousand upon thousands like that child know that there is hope for a better world; there is hope for a better tomorrow. Without hope, not only gays, but those who are blacks, the Asians, the disabled, the seniors, the us's: without hope the us's give up. I know that you can't live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you, and you, and you, and you have got to give them hope."
-Harvey Milk, 1978
That's what Bowie Ball means to me. Bowie Ball gives me hope. It shows that people from all walks of life can gather under one roof to celebrate life.
We really hope you visit us in New York City to celebrate life at the next Bowie Ball.
For pictures of past Bowie Balls and to get updates on Bowie Ball 2010 make sure to bookmark the following page.http://www.bowieballnyc.com/
For the 2009 Bowie Ball roster click HERE