This article was published on July 20th, 2016
Feeling like you haven’t quite found your tribe or space within the pride community? Perhaps you’re a seasoned veteran and just want something a little different this year. Vancouver Art & Leisure has unveiled the Alternative Pride Festival, July 29-31. The most anticipated weekend of the entire weekend is Backdoor Pride Edition.
Vancouver Art & Leisure is well known for their hot and sweaty pop-up parties in unique and unconventional spaces, including abandoned warehouses, automotive repair shops, and locker rooms. The Backdoor event has become synonymous with the Vancouver alternative nightlight scene, becoming one of the greatest events of the grassroots movement. They are wild, positive, scandalous, full of debauchery, and just utterly unforgettable events.
Backdoor Pride Edition promises to be an event of a lifetime and one of the sexiest parties of Vancouver Pride.
HomoCulture has the privilege of exclusively revealing images of the venue for Alternative Pride Festival – Backdoor Pride Edition. The legendary event will take place in an historic ship-building warehouse. Located in Vancouver’s downtown east side at 494 Railway Avenue, the incredible warehouse, known simply as, The Villa, will be completely transformed for Alternative Pride.
The two level, white-washed warehouse will become a giant dance floor, with tons of hot bodies bumping and grinding all night long. A stunning stone fireplace anchors the centre of the room. The warehouse will be lit up with phenomenal lasers and lighting. There will be two bars in the warehouse. A large DJ booth will be at the rear of the room, with an audio system that will rock the house. Throughout the warehouse are plenty of hidden away, private corners for committing dark acts.
Alternative Pride Festival Weekend Pass holders will get VIP access to the second-story, wrap-around, mezzanine area. The space features wrought iron railings, marble floors, and a spectacular spiral staircase. It’s going to be the best spot to get a birds eye view of the sea of hot people dancing below.
Back by popular demand, sexual spaces and a darkroom will be incorporated, including the ever-popular lust lounge, an area open to all, which will be just off just off the main dance floor. Backdoor events are all about getting hot, steamy, sexy and sweaty in incredible, open, safe and unique spaces.
What’s more is that there is a massive outdoor patio overlooking the Port of Metro Vancouver. This area will include an outdoor bar, portajohns, and tons of fresh, summer evening air.
Tickets for the Sunday, August 1 Vancouver Alterative Pride – Backdoor Pride Edition are on sale now. Early bird tickets start at just $25. Alternative Pride weekend passes are early bird priced at $69!
Just a couple of quick reminders:
- No photography or videography is allowed at Vancouver Alternate Pride – Backdoor Pride Edition. This is a private event and respect for the privacy of others is required of all attendees. VAL will have official photographers, including Chase Michael, on site taking photos in designated areas.
- The organizers of this event are committed to maintaining a safe space for everyone, there will be absolutely zero tolerance for any kind of prejudice.