Editor's note: During this year's Albuquerque Pride Parade, our attention was fixed on the beautiful people celebrating equality and community in the streets. Luckily, local photographer Christian Horstmann shared his fabulous 2014 Pride photo essay with the Alibi and our beloved readers. Until next year, Happy Pride! You are beautiful, and we love you.
I'm a relative newcomer to the world of marriage, but I already know a little: It's not a contract to be entered into lightly. The person you marry should be your must trusted confidant, your best friend, your most ardent fan and (sometimes) your harshest critic. But when it works, it's really lovely. And even when it doesn't work quite as well—especially in comparison to the reality-challenged world of the rom-com—it's still pretty great.
I just spent a lovely weekend in Taos for a wedding. As the sun sets there, the evening air grows chilly—as opposed to slightly less boiling hot, like in Burque.
Last year, Taos celebrated its first ever Pride weekend, though its founder died a few weeks before the event. The fest was held in Robert Quintana’s honor. Friends described him as an energetic organizer who pulled people together and created community. He loved a good soiree, they said. There was a touch of seriousness to the first Taos Pride, but volunteers still predicted “a screaming big party.”
Come on up to the photobooth at the Fairgrounds tomorrow and get yer picture taken for FREE, courtesy of the Alibi and our good friends, Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico.
These are just a few of us who glammed-out and attended the party. The others were dancing and mingling so much they eluded the camera.
I will be sleuthing out more pictures presently...
I just got off the phone with Lou French of Standard Diner, which will be providing 300 appetizers at tomorrow’s Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party. Rodeo Grill will also be serving an array of delicious snacks.
All of these canapés come with the $10 door charge. The fabulous affair unfurls tomorrow inside the secluded Casa Esencia, a gorgeous party spot housed in the old Maria Teresa’s restaurant on 800 Rio Grande NW.
The Alibi is throwing a totally amazing Pride party at Casa Esencia, and some of my mysterious friends are playing. Three of the best (and most fun, and good looking) musicians around have formed the band La Jaula, and they're going to sex it up on Wednesday, June 8. The group is hard to catch, often playing underground cabarets or house parties, but the members have agreed to appear at the Alibi Pride event in all their full glory.
They perform Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more, while playing characters that are sultry and funny.
The DJ lineup is fierce, with NICOLATRON, Tahnee, Mello and Cassyle (our very own music editor). They’ll be spinning glam rock, disco and electro. La Jaula, fronted by torch singer Georgina, will kick the night off with some live entertainment.