Ironbark's Fabulous PRIDE BALL is imminent! Get your tickets now!
We'll be doing our annual Pride Gala on the 24th of June this year benefitting the POMONA PRIDE CENTER, and it's going to be more FABULOUS than ever before, baby!
DRAMA...FASHION...FACE...SHADE... Get ready to SLAY, bitches because our theme this year pays tribute to BALL CULTURE and we'll be turning it up!
For more info on Ball Culture see below (scroll down to the bottom).
There are two ticket types to choose from:
A sumptuous plated DINNER + DRINKS (4 fabulous COCKTAILS) + ALL the ENTERTAINMENT (see the amazing lineup below) + RAFFLE & AUCTION + LATE LIGHTS + DISCO. You can get an individual ticket for $100. Or you can buy a whole table (4 or MORE seats) for a $50 OFF!
Each table will be a named HOUSE and you will choose your mother/father for the games, challenges and fun.
When you purchase your ticket you are supporting the POMONA PRIDE CENTER.
It's time to turn it up and serve it up and celebrate for PRIDE!
HERE ARE SOME USEFUL LINKS ABOUT THE HISTORY & LANGUAGE OF BALL CULTURE...
Why Ball Culture matters: https://time.com/5941822/ballroom-voguing-queer-black-culture-renaissance/
A mini history with glossary of terms you need to know: https://contactmcr.com/news/how-to-serve-ultimate-shade/
About Voguing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogue_(dance)
Keep the same energy all night
The performers and MC’s are the heart of the performance, but the audience needs to give the runway life too! Let the performers know you are present throughout the night. Applaud, snap, cheer. Give the children all your energy and they’ll return it tenfold.
Respect the performers
As audience members, it’s important to watch and engage without being disruptive. Give the performers space to move and vibe. Be a spectator, never a back-up dancer. It may feel like a party, but it’s still a performance.
Do your research
For anyone attending the ball, knowing the history, the categories and the music isn’t super urgent, but it’ll make for a better experience if you have some idea about what you’ll be seeing. If you’re feeling really adventurous, it never hurts to scroll through YouTube and get familiar with how the legends have stormed these categories at different balls over the years. It’ll only inspire you, spark your creative juices and maybe help you get into walking balls in the future.