all photos: Clarissa Villondo, Nicholas Karlin, Mariah Miranda, Armando Gallardo and Claire Edkins
Before we jump into the photos below, we wanted to just give some THANK YOUS to everyone involved in making this past Friday as classic as always:
- Thank you to the National Geographic team for inviting BYT to throw this event with them for the 9th time (!!!) and for letting us use their awesome museum and Nat Geo Live! spaces as well as that magical courtyard. Queens of Egypt is on display until September 15, so come back and visit with your good friends Nefertari, Nefertiti and Cleopatra!
- Thank you to Heineken, Ketel One and Crown Royal for making us all better dancers / being delicious / helping us forget about the rain.
- Thank you to Madame Gandhi (get some sweet merch here!), DJ Damn Kham and DJ Tezrah for transporting us to a tropical oasis with your slick beats.
- Thank you to Buffalo & Bergen, Coconut Club, Columbia Room, Espita Mezcaleria, Sip City and Snowing In Space for crafting excellent cocktails we couldn’t stop drinking.
- And thank you to Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken, Ted’s Bulletin, NeatMeat, Matchbox Pizza, Nicoletta Italian Kitchen, TaKorean, Mezeh, Shouk, HoneyFlower Social, Killa Cakes and A Baked Joint for keeping us full of amazing food.
- Thank you to our amazing drag queens for making the evening a little more extra: BratWorst, KC B. Yoncé and Squealia.
- Thank you to the #BYQueens for being the best dressed people at all of our parties forever and always.
- Thank you to all our Nat Geo Explorers: Anusha Shankar, Danielle Lee, Peg Keiner and Sara Manco for making us smarter and cooler by osmosis.
- Thank you to OMDigital for that EXTRA amazing photobooth.
- Thank you to all the tireless staff, photographers, bartenders, Tim Jackson Pro Audio, security team, etc for working their cute butts off on this.
- Thank you ALL for coming in your Friday’s best and being on top of your Friday’s best game – we hope to see you all again soon.
- #NatGeoBYT 4ever.
(BONUS: Stay forever in the loop and follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and INSTAGRAM #BYThings / Don’t forget to come party it up with us at Countdown! our Pride celebration kick-off party / Check out all the upcoming BYT events here.)