There’s something to applaud about Tampa when a concert rightfully sells out! It restores my faith in this city having exceptional taste in music, and gives me hope that other fantastic artists and musicians will take note and head down this way to perform. Last night’s SOLD OUT Phantogram wih Bad Things concert at The RITZ Ybor was simply put… FUCKIN’ AWESOME! An even bigger bonus when the music artists are just as cool and genuine as you would hope them to be.
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When a band you admire is playing in your town, you get excited.
When that same band you admire is playing at your job, you get super excited.
When that same admired band playing at your job are friendly, super cool, and genuine individuals, you take a photo with them.
But what happens when that same admired band of friendly, super cool, and genuine individuals just put on a show at your job that knocked your socks off?
…you first buy new socks, and then you relive the experience through their music and the evening’s photos. WHAT AN AMAZING SHOW Neon Trees put on at The RITZ Ybor in Tampa last Wednesday! Don’t miss their Pop Psychology Tour on the road this summer.
Yet another Pride & Passion event gone by!
In its 8 years, the event has slowly transformed into a fashionable night out downtown to dress up and party. This year’s theme was an avant garde wedding celebrating the union of art + community + diversity. I decided to play with the theme, and turned the pimp factor level up a few notches when dressing as my interpretation of an avant garde groom. And that’s one of the many things that I love about Pride & Passion: how one can be decked out in leather and fur with opera goggles in Florida during the summertime, and not one person bats an eyelash at the ridiculousness of it all. Pride & Passion is a night to play dress up, and an evening to play with one’s
Uncle Karl Lagerfeld André Leon Talley Okie Fierce alter ego.
However, the true importance of this event is the $75,000.00 net that was raised from just one evening for the Tampa Museum of Art, its exhibits and community programs. As an avid supporter of the arts and of Tampa raising its profile, I applaud this year’s Chairs Kevin Reder and Rick Scherer, the Museum staff, and the Pride & Passion steering and host committee for a spectacular event.
P.S. Next year, I plan to dress even more ridiculously!
“I Can’t Keep Up” by Tourist featuring Will Heard: There’s just something in the way that Will Heard
sings SANGS this song that does something to my soul. When the frenetic pace changes up at the 3:00 mark, the song becomes pure, unadulterated audio ecstasy.