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Memorial Day weekend is over, and that means summer is here! Months of counting carbs, and you have reached your sweet reward. And here it is: We’ve got AN AMAZING PRIDE PARTY FOR YOU!!! Once again, we’ve teamed up with Capital Pride to bring you an epic event: Blast Off!

We’re pleased to announce our headliners BIG FREEDIA and WILLAM. Yep. This boy is a bottom, and there is azz everywhere. Get to know our headliners, and grab your tickets now.


She’s Big Freedia, the queen diva. Considered the “Queen” of New Orleans Bounce Music, Big Freedia makes your ass move. Freedia is probably best known for introducing twerking to the world. Yes, long before Miley twerked on stage – and suburban teenagers were twerking in their bedrooms – Freedia was helping to popularize the dance with her bounce shows (although Big Freedia identifies as a man, he uses feminine pronouns because b*tch can do what she wants. She runs the town).

Featured on FuseTV’s Freedia: Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia has gained international recognition. Her stage shows are legendary, often featuring twerking back-up dancers. It’s one reason why RuPaul came calling for a duet on Peanut Butter.

Big Freedia is a musical genius, and throws one hell of a party. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS HER. So, hurry up and grab your tickets now to see Big Freedia at Blast Off!

Meet Willam

We’re pretty sure that Donna Summer wrote “Bad Girls” about Willam. If you watched her on RuPaul’s Drag Race, you know what we mean. The only contestant to be kicked off the show; that didn’t bother Willam at all. Instead, she rode that rocketship to motherf&$king international stardom. In fact, her single “Boy Is a Bottom” with Detox and Vicki Vox became the biggest drag single in recent history…and the official national anthem of gay D.C.

Willam is perfect for our space-themed party as her dad worked at NASA, and her music will get you to move Uranus.

When we tell friends that Willam is coming to Blast Off! they always scream with delight. Who can blame them?  When you’re standing on our outdoor dance floor on June 06 with several thousand of your closest friends singing “this boy is a bottom!”, well that is a memory you will awkwardly tell your grandkids one day. Dont’ miss out. Get your tickets to see Willam at Blast Off! as soon as you can.



The Official 2014 Pride Opening
Party Spaaaace Party!
at Dock 5 @ Union Market
on Friday, June 6th
in an amazing, massive, warehouse space (including an outdoor launchpad dancefloor)


Get ready to take a Journey to Uranus with other fabulous performers and DJs:

Team Peaches


Epic Win Burlesque

Pu$$y Noir

+ indoor/outdoor dance party, stiff drinks, go-go dancers (Strippernauts!) space lasers,
moonbounces, photobooths, food trucks, and more!


Croosh Deets
Advance Tickets are $20 / Day of goes up to $25
Last year (and the year before) we sold out!
18+ to enter / 21+ to drink

Dock5 is located behind Union Market

– NoMa/New York Ave Metro (Red Line)
– Located on all the Metrobus U Street Lines
– Plenty of free parking (first come, first serve)
– PLUS, stay tuned for info on our free party (space) shuttles

As always, there is no dress code, but we know you love to dress up, so we recommend staying on theme with:

Vulcan / Klingon / Borg / Ferengi / Romulan / Tribble / Kardashian
3PO / R2 / Luke / Han / Leia / Darth / Lando / Chewy / Sand Vagina (Sarlacc)
Adama / Apollo / Starbuck / Baltar / Boomer / Gaeta (watch the webisodes! totally gay!)
Uranus / Black Hole / Curiosity Rover / Sputnik / Giant NASA Dick Rocket
Frank N Furter / Facehugger / Klaatu / Mulder / Conehead / Dick Solomon / Zardoz
ALF / Space Race / that Mohawk Guy from NASA / Sigourney Weaver in Alien (or Working Girl, sure, what the hell)
A Lense Flare from a JJ Abrams Star Trek film / Karl Sagan / Robot / Space Invader / Alien / Astronaut
OMG, the outfits are going to be amazing
(please no Ender’s Game or Jar Jar costumes)