all photos: Franz Mahr, Jeff Martin, Dakota Fine & Katherine Gaines

Good morning everyone! As you nurse yourself back to semi-health after everything that happened during Pride weekend, lets kick off our full day of festivities recaps with our official launch event:

The BYGays & Capital Pride present BLAST OFF!
at DOCK 5 at Union Market

The photos are, as expected, gorgeous, but first, a few thank yous are in order:

  • THANK YOU to all of you for coming out (in general AND this Friday)
  • THANK YOU to Capital Pride for partnering with us on this kick off event for the 5th year in a row
  • THANK YOU to Union Market & Edens for allowing us to turn their pretty new event space into a sweaty gay crazy house
  • THANK YOU to our performers: Big Freedia, DDm, Willam, & Epic Win Burlesque
  • THANK YOU to our drag acts: Heidi Glum, Pu$$y Noir, Team Peaches, Jezzibell Jaxknife + all our go-go boys
  • THANK YOU to our DJs: DJ Joe G & CTRL
  • THANK YOU to our tireless crew: Jackson Pro Audio, Metropolitan Security Professionals, DC Night Lights, Robin Bell Visuals, our bar staff, volunteers, interns, etc
  • THANK YOU to our food vendors: Toki Underground, The Lemongrass Truck, The Cajunators, Rito Loco
  • and, of course, THANK YOU to all our sponsors for ongoing Capital Pride support: ABSOLUT, BUD LIGHT and also:  KIND snacks, Red Bull

BONUS: Stay forever in the loop and follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.And we’re throwing a big, fun NAT GEO AFTER HOURS this Friday – get tickets here.

OK, that was enough of that, PHOTO TIME STARTS NOW (and the photobooth snaps will be up momentarily too)

first up some Calm-Before-the-SPACE-STORM moments by Jeff:

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photos by Dakota

BYT hosts the official D.C. Capitol Pride Party at Union Market on Friday, June 6, 2014.

BYT hosts the official D.C. Capitol Pride Party at Union Market on Friday, June 6, 2014.

BYT hosts the official D.C. Capitol Pride Party at Union Market on Friday, June 6, 2014.

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mini Jeff break again:

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photos by Franz

 

 

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Jeff interlude:

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Photos by Katherine:

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AND last but certainly not the least – some more photos by Jeff:

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