Five Simple Suggestions For Surviving Miami Beach Gay Pride

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Grab a hose; these guys are on fire.
It is once again time for Miami Beach Gay Pride, a week-long festival of the fabulous, featuring beach parties, drag shows, block parties, bachelor auctions, beauty pageants, and dance parties all leading up to the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, April 13.

Some big names are involved this year, from the parade's Grand Marshal Gloria Estefan, to venues like the W Hotel South Beach, hipster hangout the Vagabond, and the iconic Twist nightclub. Whether you're anxiously anticipating Entourage, the women's pride event at Score on Friday, April 11; or saving yourself for the Miami Beach Gay Pride Beach Party, Saturday, April 12, and the Pride Parade Sunday, there are several things to keep in mind.

Here are a five tips for making the most of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival, and more importantly, for making it out alive.

See also: Elaine Lancaster Dishes on Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014

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Frank Kovalchek via CC
Definitely wet. Hopefully wild.
5. Wet-n-Wild
Whether your shaking your rump at Twist or having fun in the sun at Lummus Park, make sure to liquidate more than your assets. Drink plenty of H2O to offset both the heat and the alcohol you're likely to imbibe. If you don't, it's likely you'll hurl on a hottie or wake up to a wicked hangover -- and neither instance makes for good Facebook fodder.

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"You want me to what?!?"
4. Dolla Dolla Bills, Y'all
We know you're not going to a strip club, and in no way do we mean to imply that the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival promotes that type of nonsense, but cash does come in really handy during Pride. While it's not exactly unusual to come across a bikini-clad gentleman (or twelve) who enjoys the feel of George Washington sliding beneath his banana hammock, more importantly, there may be vendors who only accept cash. When your body is practically screaming at you to hydrate (see Wet-n-Wild above), you''ll want to avoid the extra cost and long lines at the ATMs and go straight to gulping down some agua. If you have any money left over, donate it to one of the many SAVE Dade volunteers or a charity of your choice -- remember, freedom isn't free in Florida.

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Lummus Park South Beach

10th St. and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

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49 comments
Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

Manny Bitter Clinger I'm a nurse get your facts straight that was an 80's myth! It us 2014....stars are in highest of those infected with HIV straight black females ages 19-30. Educate yourself!

Manny Bitter Clinger
Manny Bitter Clinger

The only thing busting up here is your health. The bible says it's your recompense

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Blood terrorism? Just how stupid are you exactly? I ask because I obviously gave you too much credit. I thought you had at least a high two digit IQ

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Manny, it manifested in the hetero community first among the more affluent and non drug users and also those who were hemophiliac. But please keep talking. I could keep busting you up all day.

Manny Bitter Clinger
Manny Bitter Clinger

It only passed onto the heterosexual community because many fruits chose not to be fruity any longer, or chose to be bisexuals. Then you've got the crack heads that will prostitute themselves for a high, which the homo's love to abuse. Either way, in the end you can thank sexual immorality and perversion

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Manny, interesting fact. GRID was changed to AIDS when it was proven BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that this wasn't a disease limited to the gay community. It was growing, and also being spread by, the hetero community. You may want to study up on your history, without your head up your ass, before opening up your mouth

Ramon Soto
Ramon Soto

Manny Bitter Clinger, I'm not looking for world peace, just looking to respect other people's decisions and way of life. May God forgive you.

Manny Bitter Clinger
Manny Bitter Clinger

Stop acting like you know what you're talking about. We will never have world peace, your attempt at it is a joke

Ramon Soto
Ramon Soto

Manny Bitter Clinger, its sad to see your ignorant views of people that have the right to do what they want. Judging others is not the Christian way. Nobody is telling you to agree with them but at least respect their decision. We are not here to teach our future generation to be biased against others just because you don't agree with their sexual orientation.

Manny Bitter Clinger
Manny Bitter Clinger

Interesting fact: AIDS was commonly known as GRID (Gay Related Immunity Disease). Until the heterophobes/politically correct crowd pushed and threatened to get it changed so that the homo's can continue with their filthy behavior and have the tax-payer get the bill when they fall sick

Lex Dillinger
Lex Dillinger

Heading to south beach to celebrate with the LGBT community. To everyone offended by the ignorant homophobic comments... That's exactly what they want #trolls. Brush your shoulders off and have an amazing day. Don't waste your thoughts on the feeble minded. The Lion does not concern himself with the opinion of the sheep.

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Manny, if ignorance is bliss you must be one of the happiest people alive.

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Julie Stolz, you mean the same way you keep what's laughingly referred to as your mind?

Lindsay Lewis
Lindsay Lewis

Wow Manny you are ignorant....but just so you know 1 in 6 people don't know they have HIV so you should probably get tested...I'm just sayin'

Richard Marquez
Richard Marquez

Wow how incredibly Homophobic Comments. Unfortunate to still see.

Julie Stoltz
Julie Stoltz

One suggestion for any straight guys who get caught near the parade.... keep your corn holes clenched

Josh Everage
Josh Everage

Antibiotics, 5 gallon container of purell, safe for your passport/I.d. cuz some queen that washed up on the beach the night b4 will try to steal it, comfortable shoes.

Daniel Convers
Daniel Convers

Tony Senita, David Michael Hildenbrand ... are you buttholes ready? lol

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